Family-Activated Pediatric Rapid Response Team Increases Calls From Both Families and Staff, Supports Improvements in Outcomes
A children's hospital empowers families to directly activate its pediatric rapid response team in case of a suspected emergency situation, leading to a significant increase in calls to the team by family and staff.
Patient- and Family-Activated Response Team Averts Potential Problems and Generates High Levels of Patient, Family, and Staff Satisfaction
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside implemented a Condition Help program that patients or their family members can activate via a telephone call when the patient’s condition is deteriorating; the call immediately brings in a rapid response team to assess and manage the situation and provide treatment as needed.
Community Coalition Supports Schools in Helping Students Increase Physical Activity and Make Better Food Choices
A community-based coalition in rural Pennsylvania conducts ongoing marketing, supports schools, and sponsors community events in an effort to promote healthier behaviors by students, leading to more physical activity and better food choices.
Infection: Don't Pass It On, Hand Hygiene Posters
This tool provides links for downloading 60 campaign posters on hand hygiene as a means to reduce the risk of infection.
Infection: Don't Pass It On, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Posters
This tool provides links for downloading five campaign posters that emphasize the importance of personal protective equipment and handwashing as means to reduce the risk of infection in health care settings.
Infection: Don't Pass It On, Respiratory Etiquette Posters
This tool provides links for downloading 14 campaign posters on respiratory hygiene tips for reducing the risk of infection.
National Center for Patient Safety 2004 Falls Toolkit
This toolkit is a collection of resources and tools to help patient care facility staff create and improve comprehensive falls prevention programs.
Surviving Sepsis Campaign
The Surviving Sepsis Campaign has developed a suite of tools to help organizations reduce mortality due to sepsis and to guide improvement efforts.