Utah

Innovations

Educational Materials Enhance the Ability of New Parents To Understand and Cope With Infant Crying 07/28/11

The Period of PURPLE Crying program, distributed to new parents by clinicians and other service providers, consists of a video and booklet that help new parents and other caregivers understand and...

Electronic Alerts, Patient Education, and Performance Reports Improve Adherence to Guideline Designed to Reduce Early Elective Inductions 03/29/11

Intermountain Healthcare adapted an existing guideline and developed associated care processes to ensure that pregnant women undergo early elective inductions (defined as before the baby reaching...

Provider Training, Standardized Protocol, and Onsite Specialists Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Older Adults in Rural Sites 09/03/09

Project ADAPT (Assuring Depression Assessment and Proactive Treatment) tested a multifaceted intervention to improve the diagnosis and treatment of depression in older adults in rural (mostly...

Team-Administered Protocol Encourages Mobility in Respiratory Intensive Care Unit Patients, Leading to Shorter Length of Stay 01/07/09

LDS Hospital implemented a protocol designed to encourage early physical activity in respiratory intensive care unit patients, including those requiring mechanical ventilation. A multidisciplinary...

Prevention and Treatment Program Integrates Actionable Reports Into Practice, Significantly Reducing Pressure Ulcers in Nursing Home Residents 06/27/08

The On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention Module standardizes documentation data elements and facilitates the use of weekly, actionable clinical decisionmaking reports to identify and track pressure...

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