Safety culture

Innovations

Multifaceted Initiative To Reduce "Alarm Fatigue" on Cardiac Unit Reduces Alarms and Increases Nurse and Patient Satisfaction 04/07/14

Boston Medical Center implemented a series of interventions on its cardiac unit to reduce clinically insignificant alarms and make it easier for nurses to respond to genuinely problematic ones....

Multidisciplinary Hospital Team Proactively Meets With Patients and/or Families, Allowing Them to Better Deal With Unexpected Deaths and Other Negative Events 02/06/12

The St. Joseph Mercy Hospital emergency department operates the Next Step Program, which supports patients and family members after an unexpected death or other unexpected, negative event. A team...

Program to Engage Employees in Quality Improvements Increases Patient and Employee Satisfaction and Reduces Staff Turnover 07/18/10

Sharp HealthCare's organization-wide strategy, called The Sharp Experience, incorporates a number of mechanisms to encourage employee engagement in improving patient care and service, with a focus...

Three-Tiered Emotional Support System Generates Positive Feedback From Providers Who Become "Second Victims" of an Unanticipated Clinical Event 06/08/10

To support health care professionals involved in an unanticipated clinical event such as a complication of care, an unexpected patient death, or a medical error, University of Missouri Health Care...

Monthly Multidisciplinary Patient Safety Conferences Improve Hospital Staff Perceptions of Organization's Safety Culture and Increase Reporting of Adverse Events 02/09/10

Northwestern Memorial Hospital holds monthly patient safety meetings, known as Patient Safety Morbidity and Mortality Conferences, that serve as a forum for clinicians and staff from all...

QualityTools

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...

Alarm Safety Resource Site 05/29/14

The Alarm Safety Resource Site provides guidance and tools to help health care facilities improve their alarm safety. The site includes links to guidance articles published by ECRI Institute through ECRI’s various membership groups, articles from...

Worker Safety in Hospitals 03/12/14

This suite of resources for hospitals provides health care workers and administrators ways to assess and understand workplace safety needs, implement safety and health management systems, and enhance their patient-handling programs to improve...

CLABSI Toolkit – Preventing Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections: Useful Tools, An International Perspective 12/16/13

The overarching goal of the central line–associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) toolkit is to provide the most current information and guidance on practices and technology, as well as the most appropriate tools, resources, and education to...

Multi-Center Medication Reconciliation Quality Improvement Study (MARQUIS) Toolkit 12/16/13

The goal of MARQUIS (Multi-Center Medication Reconciliation Quality Improvement Study) is to develop better ways for medications to be prescribed, documented, and reconciled accurately and safely at times of care transitions when patients enter...

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