Daily Text Messages and Nurse Followup Improve Self-Management Behaviors in Patients with Diabetes, Leading to Better Glycemic Control and Lower Costs
Daily automated text messages combined with nurse followup improved self-management behaviors among patients with diabetes, leading to significant
improvements in glycemic control, fewer doctor visits, lower costs, and high patient satisfaction.
Round-the-Clock Intensivists Eliminate Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia, Central Line Infections, and Pressure Ulcers in Intensive Care Unit
Intensivists guide care around the clock in two medical–surgical intensive care units, leading to lower length of stay and the near elimination of ventilator-associated pneumonia, hospital-acquired pressure ulcers, and central line infections.
American Indian Nation–Owned Skilled Nursing Facility Provides Culturally Responsive Services, Leading to High Patient Satisfaction and Low Staff Turnover
A Native American tribe–owned skilled nursing facility provides culturally competent services using a holistic approach to health and well-being, leading to high patient and family member satisfaction and low staff turnover.
Improvement Projects Led by Unit-Based Teams of Nurse, Physician, and Quality Leaders Reduce Infections, Lower Costs, Improve Patient Satisfaction, and Nurse–Physician Communication
Unit-based teams of physicians, nurses, and quality leaders develop and implement unit-specific initiatives designed to improve quality and safety, leading to reductions in infections and pressure ulcers, increased adherence to medication reconciliation standards, more reporting of errors and near-misses, higher patient satisfaction, and better overall nurse/physician communication and teamwork.
Proactive Assessment and Management of At-Risk Patients Reduces Pressure Ulcers and Saves $11 Million Annually in Two-Hospital System
The NCH Healthcare System's multifaceted program to prevent pressure ulcers in high-risk patients dramatically reduced their prevalence and saved the system more than $11 million annually.
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30 Safe Practices for Better Health Care. Fact Sheet
The National Quality Forum has identified 30 safe practices that, evidence shows, can work to reduce or prevent adverse events and medication errors. These practices can be universally adopted by all health care settings to reduce the risk of harm to patients.
On-Time Quality Improvement for Long-Term Care Tool Set
The On-Time Quality Improvement for Long-Term Care program is designed to improve day-to-day practice in nursing homes, improve and redesign workflow, enrich work culture, and reduce pressure ulcers.
Pressure Ulcer Clinical Tools & Resources
This site provides various resources on the assessment, treatment, and prevention of pressure ulcers.
Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care
This toolkit for health care professionals in hospitals provides ways to implement effective pressure ulcer prevention practices through an interdisciplinary approach to care.
Understanding Your Body
This Web site provides easy-to-understand explanations of body systems and disease conditions.