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Archived Acuity-Adaptable Inpatient Rooms Eliminate Most Patient Transfers, Leading to Enhanced Safety, Satisfaction, and Efficiency 8/27/2014
Acuity-adaptable inpatient rooms improve care quality and reduce costs in a cardiac care unit by drastically decreasing patient transfers.
Comprehensive Initiative to Create a Culture of Safety Significantly Reduces Harm Caused by Medical Errors, Mortality, Length of Stay, and Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia and Infections 8/27/2014
Sentara Healthcare launched a program designed to create a strong culture of safety. The initiative includes an assessment of the existing safety culture, establishment of goals related to improved safety, the development of specific strategies to identify and correct safety problems, and the use of ongoing processes and systems to monitor progress and encourage continued improvement.
Policy Inclusive Policies, Communication Protocols and Ongoing Training Lead to Culturally Competent Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients 8/27/2014
A medical center implemented new policies, systems, communication protocols and training programs to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients, leading to more equitable, culturally competent care.
Alerts, Standing Orders, and Care Pathways Boost Quality of Care for Pneumonia, Heart Attack, and Heart Failure 8/13/2014
Reid Hospital created a computer-based system of alerts, standing orders, and care pathways to eliminate gaps in the care of patients with pneumonia, acute myocardial infarction, and heart failure, and to address surgical complication and infection prevention, leading to significant improvements in quality of care.
Checklist-Guided Process Reduces Surgery-Related Mortality and Complications 8/13/2014
A checklist-guided process helps to ensure that surgical teams perform all appropriate care and necessary processes before and after surgery, leading to reductions in surgery-related mortality and complications.
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QualityTools
Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care: A Roadmap for Hospitals 8/27/2014
This guide provides recommendations to help hospitals address unique patient needs, meet patient-centered communication standards, and comply with related Joint Commission requirements.
Implementing The Joint Commission Perinatal Care Core Measure on Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding 8/27/2014
This toolkit, published by the United States Breastfeeding Committee, addresses The Joint Commission Perinatal Care Core Measure on Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding. It provides guidelines for data collection to comply with the measure and recommendations for evidence-based best practices.
CLABSI Toolkit – Preventing Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections: Useful Tools, An International Perspective 1/29/2014
The overarching goal of the central line–associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) toolkit is to provide the most current information and guidance on practices and technology, as well as the most appropriate tools, resources, and education to assist health care organizations in reducing the current burden associated with CLABSIs.
Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Toolkit for Medication Reconciliation 10/9/2013
This toolkit provides a step-by-step guide to improving the medication reconciliation process.
Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety 7/31/2013
The Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety is a tested, evidence-based resource to help hospitals work as partners with patients and families to improve quality and safety.

Last updated: August 27, 2014.