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.
Patients received a mailed package that included a personalized letter from the patient's physician, a colon cancer screening decision aid video, and instructions for scheduling a screening test without an office visit.
Trained licensed hair stylists delivered cancer prevention messages to their clients during beauty salon appointments, leading to positive behavior change.
Through a 1-year program combining medical care with behavioral counseling and practical strategies, a multidisciplinary team of professionals meets with families on an ongoing basis to emphasize good health habits and address a spectrum of lifestyle issues related to pediatric obesity and its complications.
The Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center provides multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment for overweight, low-income youth in eastern North Carolina.
Due to the high prevalence of osteoporosis in nursing homes, researchers from the Duke University Center for Aging and Human Development and four other organizations developed and tested a program for fracture and fall prevention for nursing home residents based on established clinical practice guidelines for osteoporosis.
A hospital outpatient clinic's confidential, voluntary error reporting system, which focuses on identifying faulty systems instead of individual mistakes, has substantially increased error reports and has been associated with a reduction in liability claims.
A hospital's ambulatory pediatrics department developed a voluntary, anonymous, and nonpunitive medical error reporting system that includes a quick response team to review reports and enact interventions to prevent recurrences, leading to a significant increase in error reporting.
Use of a four-step, standardized protocol to determine the appropriate level of physical therapy in intensive care unit patients with acute respiratory failure led to earlier ambulation and lower length of stay.
A nurse specialist maintains regular telephone contact with the primary caregivers and health care providers of premature infants with chronic lung disease who are discharged from the hospital.