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Bundle of Interventions Targeting High-Risk Patients Reduces Falls and Fall-Related Injuries on Medical-Surgical Units 4/23/2014
A hospital implemented a bundle of interventions that reduced falls and fall-related injuries on two medical-surgical units.
Case Management and Home Assessments Reduce Asthma-Related Admissions, Emergency Visits, and Missed School Days in Diverse Urban Children 4/23/2014
Case management combined with in-home environmental assessment and remediation of environmental triggers reduce asthma-related hospitalizations, emergency department visits, missed school days, and missed parent work days in diverse, low-income urban children with asthma.
Day Hospital Reduces Inpatient Length of Stay and Emergency Department Visits for Patients With Sickle Cell Anemia 4/23/2014
A Sickle Cell Day Hospital provides an alternative to inpatient care for patients with sickle cell anemia, with the goal of managing their pain and keeping them out of the hospital, resulting in lower inpatient lengths of stay and emergency department utilization.
Engaging Room Design and Distraction Techniques Comfort Pediatric Radiology Patients, Leading to Less Need for Sedation, Shorter Wait Times, Higher Satisfaction 4/23/2014
A pediatric radiology department uses theme-based room designs, multisensory distractions, and age-appropriate interactions and techniques to engage and distract young patients, leading to significantly less use of sedation, shorter scheduling lead times, increased throughput, and higher parent and staff satisfaction.
Archived Fall Prevention Program Emphasizes Proactive Identification and Addressing of Risk Factors, Leading to Fewer Falls and Fall-Related Injuries Among Seniors Receiving Home Care 4/23/2014
A fall prevention program for seniors who receive home care uses a 12-element assessment tool to identify risk factors for falls and then develops specific interventions designed to reduce these risks; ongoing monitoring of medications and periodic reassessments help to support the effort.

Last updated: April 23, 2014.