Multipronged Active Surveillance System Eliminates Common Infection for Patients in Transplant Intensive Care Unit
A multipronged active surveillance program for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) significantly reduced VRE transmission rates in a 12-bed transplant intensive care unit.
Engaging Room Design and Distraction Techniques Comfort Pediatric Radiology Patients, Leading to Less Need for Sedation, Shorter Wait Times, Higher Satisfaction
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.
Noise Alert System Helps Staff and Visitors to Reduce Decibel Levels in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
A sound monitoring and alert system in a neonatal intensive care unit alerts clinicians and visitors when sound levels are too high.
Small, Rapid-Cycle Process Improvement Projects Produce Many Benefits for Hospital, Including Increasing Nurse Time Spent With Patients
Using Toyota Production System principles, William Beaumont Hospitals implemented many small, rapid-cycle process improvement projects designed to improve workflow and patient flow; these projects have led to meaningful increases in nurse time spent with patients, shorter patient waiting times, faster radiology test turnaround, fewer missing and discarded medications, and greater staff engagement.
Remote Viewing of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Babies by Mother Promotes Bonding, Potentially Improves Infants' Long-Term Outcomes
Remote viewing of neonatal intensive care unit infants reduces maternal anxiety and promotes mother–infant bonding.