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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.
Patient- and Family-Centered Care Initiative Is Associated With High Patient Satisfaction and Positive Outcomes for Total Joint Replacement Patients 4/9/2014
Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center implemented the Patient and Family Centered Care Methodology and Practice, a low-technology, systems-based approach to inpatient care that focuses on providing care from the patient's and family’s perspective; the program is associated with high rates of patient satisfaction, functional status, and adherence to evidence-based care protocols, along with low infection rates and length of stay.
Archived Acuity-Adaptable Inpatient Rooms Eliminate Most Patient Transfers, Leading to Enhanced Safety, Satisfaction, and Efficiency 3/26/2014
Acuity-adaptable inpatient rooms improve care quality and reduce costs in a cardiac care unit by drastically decreasing patient transfers.
Small, Rapid-Cycle Process Improvement Projects Produce Many Benefits for Hospital, Including Increasing Nurse Time Spent With Patients 3/26/2014
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.
Multipronged Active Surveillance System Eliminates Common Infection for Patients in Transplant Intensive Care Unit 2/26/2014
A multipronged active surveillance program for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) significantly reduced VRE transmission rates in a 12-bed transplant intensive care unit.
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Last updated: April 23, 2014.