Training, knowledge management
Ethica Health and Retirement Communities developed a falls management program, the cornerstone of which is an interdisciplinary “falls team” at each nursing home that regularly assesses residents for risk of falling and develops intervention plans for those found at high risk.
Work Healthy brought together an interdisciplinary team of certified nurse practitioners, health educators, and community health workers to provide onsite health education, health promotion, and primary care services to low-income, uninsured workers in the mushroom industry.
Community partnerships and provider training increase service capacity and access to long-term treatment for individuals addicted to heroin.
The creation of a medical emergency team program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital has significantly reduced the number of cardiopulmonary arrests and unexpected mortality.
A comprehensive medical team training program supported by crew resource management principles adopted from the aviation industry was developed and implemented in 79 Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, resulting in a measurable improvement in communication and patient care in 10 participating facilities that have at least a year's experience with the program.
Multidisciplinary teams implemented a comprehensive medication reconciliation program for patient admissions, transfers, and discharge to significantly improve the reconciliation process.
The patient lift team initiative employs three two-person teams of physically fit adults, working overlapping shifts, who assist with lifting immobile patients who need assistance in an 800-bed hospital.
The University of Rochester Medical Center placed a clinical pharmacist in the emergency department to serve as an integral member of the health care team, leading to an increase in quality care.
Three hospitals within the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System developed and implemented a standing orders program to provide pneumococcal vaccinations to appropriate patients in the hospital.
As part of a statewide collaborative, hospital-based multidisciplinary teams developed and implemented projects aimed at improving adherence to a set of standardized, evidence-based protocols for the management of acute stroke.