Patient safety

Innovations

Patient and Family Advisor Rounding Contributes to Reduction in Falls and to Better Performance on Key Patient Experience Metrics 03/24/16

Volunteer patient and family advisors at Health Central Hospital regularly observe key touchpoints between clinical staff and patients/family members and independently conduct rounds on patients...

Patient and Family Advisors Spearhead Redesign of Bedside Shift-Change Reporting, Leading to More Consistent Use 03/09/16

Patient and family advisors at the University of Washington Medical Center worked with other key stakeholders to redesign an often-ignored bedside change-of-shift reporting process. The goal was...

Welcome Policy Eliminates Visiting Restrictions and Allows Loved Ones To Be With Patients Round-the-Clock, Generating Positive Feedback From All Stakeholders 01/12/15

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center replaced its traditional visitation policy with a “Partners in Care Welcome Policy” that supports and welcomes the round-the-clock presence and participation...

Committee Reviews and Advises on Cases of Alleged Unprofessional Behavior as Alternative to Formal Investigation, Leading to Improvements in Physician Behavior 12/19/14

Each of the three hospitals within the University of Pennsylvania Health System has a Professionalism Committee that can handle cases of alleged disruptive, unprofessional behavior by a physician...

Culturally Tailored Group Meetings and Other Support Help Abused African-American Women Build Coping Skills and Reduce Depressive Symptoms, Suicidal Thoughts, and Suicide Attempts 11/05/14

Grady Health System's Grady Nia Project is a culturally tailored program that helps African-American women build coping skills to reduce the psychological symptoms and suicidal behaviors stemming...

QualityTools

Chartbook on Patient Safety 05/10/16

This Patient Safety chartbook is part of a family of documents and tools that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of patient safety from the QDR and...

Safe Surgery 2015 Toolkit 09/18/14

This toolkit is part of the World Health Organization Safe Surgery 2015 Initiative, which is using the Surgical Safety Checklist Program to help hospitals reduce surgical infections, major complications, and related deaths. The goal is to...

Guidance for Control of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae 07/14/14

This toolkit was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help health care facilities protect patients from carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and to prevent transmission of CRE. Expanding on 2009 CDC...

Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment Tool 06/26/14

The Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment Tool (QUIET) is designed to help primary care and general neurology clinics benchmark the quality of care for adults with epilepsy. This tool can be useful for assessing the degree to which clinical...

Strategies for Managing Alarm Fatigue 06/05/14

Strategies for Managing Alarm Fatigue is a clinical toolkit that provides evidence-based strategies, resources, best practices, and change implementation tools for reducing the impact of environmental alarms, thereby improving patient safety and...

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.