Safe Critical Care Project: Testing Improvement Strategies

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Safe Critical Care Project: Testing Improvement Strategies

Description

This toolkit focuses on two interventions to improve critical care—reduction of catheter-related bloodstream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia.

The toolkit includes:

  • Education
    • Prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infections
    • Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia - part 1
    • Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia - part 2
    • Sedation and delirium: monitoring and management
    • Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia
    • Central venous catheter insertion and maintenance
  • Inventories (surveys)
    • Intensive care unit (ICU) overview survey
      • Provides a description of current critical care practices in Hospital Corporation of American (HCA) hospitals and ICU involvement in quality improvement
    • Infection control surveillance survey
      • Collects information about hospital ICU infection control measurement, reporting, and practices.
    • Safety attitude survey
      • Assesses the perceived patient safety climate within ICUs
    • Sedation and delirium survey
      • Assesses current practices that will help the field of critical care identify steps for improving ICU sedation and delirium care
  • Paper checklists
    • Blood stream infection nursing checklist
    • ICU rounding checklist
    • Central venous catheter reminder labels
  • Statistical process control
    • How to guide - part 1
    • How to guide - part 2
    • Control chart template
    • Control chart example
  • Surveillance guides
    • How to collect and monitor bloodstream infection rates
    • How to collect and monitor ventilator-associated pneumonia rates
  • Quality improvement
    • Prework report
    • Implementation plan and progress report
    • Meeting agenda tool

Developer:

Hospital Corporation of America

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2006
Original Summary: December 2007
Last Updated: 05/15/13

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