Simulation training

Innovations

14-Hospital Telepharmacy Program Reduces Order Processing Time, Frees Up Pharmacists for Quality-Enhancing Initiatives, and Saves Money 01/06/11

Via Christi Health operates a telepharmacy program at 14 hospitals that enables offsite pharmacists to review medication orders and patient medical records via computer and then authorize the...

Rehearsing Team Care for Relatively Rare Obstetric Emergencies Leads to Improved Outcomes 01/22/09

Multidisciplinary teams at the University of Kansas Hospital seek to improve the handling of obstetric emergencies by rehearsing team responses to emergency situations that can occur during a...

Realistic Simulations Improve Teamwork and Care Processes in the Operating Room 07/24/08

The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center seeks to improve surgical teamwork and communication by practicing simulated surgical situations in real hospital operating rooms. Year one...

Comprehensive Program Virtually Eliminates Preventable Birth Trauma 05/09/08

As part of a system-wide effort to transform inpatient care and eliminate preventable injuries and deaths, Seton Healthcare Family (formerly Seton Family of Hospitals, part of the Ascension Health...

Medical Emergency Team Reduces Cardiopulmonary Arrests, Unexpected Mortality 02/11/08

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital implemented a medical emergency team program that hospital staff can activate when a patient's condition is deteriorating....

QualityTools

Partnering to Heal: Teaming up Against Health Care–Associated Infections 06/22/11

Partnering to Heal is a computer-based, video-simulation training program on infection control practices for clinicians, health professional students, and patient advocates. It highlights effective communication about infection control practices...

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