Class Is in Session! Falls University: A Key Strategy in Sustaining an Effective Falls Prevention Program
Friday, July 27, 2018
Kaweah Delta Health Care District in Central California, underwent a falls prevention program redesign in 2013. The work of Patricia Quigley, PhD, RN, served as the framework for the redesign. Outcomes data were analyzed in an effort to identify unit-level and organizational opportunities for...
Engaging First Responders in Early Sepsis Identification
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Engaging first responders in early sepsis identification working to improve health outcomes in patients diagnosed with sepsis has extended beyond the walls of Covenant Hospital Levelland, a Providence St. Joseph Health Hospital in Texas. Research indicates that reduced sepsis mortality is...
Ventilator-Associated Event Harm Prevention Is a Team Support
Monday, July 9, 2018
Oak Valley Hospital District in Oakdale, California, has created strategies to help prevent ventilator-associated events (VAEs).
Preventing harm to patients is everyone’s responsibility. This approach is very evident in the strategy for conducting surveillance and eliminating VAEs. This...