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Stay on top of the latest information related to reducing preventable patient harm. Here you will find the latest news and noteworthy best practices from peer hospitals and others that continue to expand national progress toward better patient care, smarter healthcare spending, and healthier people.

  • Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center—Everything They Do Is for the Safety of the Patient

    Thursday, July 11, 2019
    The goal at Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center is to give the best quality patient-centered care—everything Parkview does is for the safety of the patient. When Annelise Bergmann started as the wound care consultant in August 2017, she was surprised to find statistics showing high...

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  • Striving for Opioid Free Pain Control After Surgery

    Monday, June 3, 2019
    Thomas Mark, MD, works as an anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesia at SUMMA Health System in Akron, Ohio. Dr. Mark recognized the need to transform the way pain was managed after surgery. Today, 80 percent of all hospital-wide cases are performed without the use of opioids to manage...

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  • Kaiser Permanente is an Inaugural Recipient of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Health Equity Award

    Monday, March 4, 2019
    Kaiser Permanente is an inaugural recipient of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Health Equity Award, which recognized the organization’s commitment to reducing and eliminating disparities in healthcare quality and access. As the foundation upon which to build its ability...

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  • Off the Back Campaign and Rock Jar Tool

    Monday, February 25, 2019
    San Antonio Regional Hospital is committed to evidence-based practices when it comes to patient care. With this commitment, San Antonio Regional Hospital looks at ways to engage staff members in order to reach their goal in reducing hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPI). In 2018, they focused...

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  • Sharp Healthcare Blood Glucose Control

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    Redesigning Meal Delivery and Insulin Administration to Improve Overall Blood Glucose (BG) Control Sharp Healthcare looked to redesign a hospital meal delivery process to shorten the time between BG monitoring and corresponding insulin administration that matched the percent of the meal eaten. In...

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  • Comprehensive Approach to Hand Hygiene

    Thursday, January 10, 2019
    Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, California, is committed to providing patients with a safe and healing environment. Hand hygiene is a simple yet effective way to prevent infections. Achieving and sustaining high hand hygiene compliance has been identified as a core organization-wide quality...

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  • The Readmission Reduction "Get-Stuff-Done" Approach

    Tuesday, December 4, 2018
    Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, shares its readmission reduction "get-stuff-done" approach. Covenant Medical Center has coined a "get-stuff-done" (GSD) approach which focuses attention to the standard transition of care components of employing the multidisciplinary team to facilitate...

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  • The Transition-of-Care Team Model Overview

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    Covenant Plainview Hospital in Plainview, Texas, employs a transition-of-care team model to prevent readmissions in high-risk patients by: Having created a risk assessment, performed daily to identify patients at highest risk for readmission. Ensuring bedside nurses follow patients after...

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  • Multimodal Analgesia in the Surgical Population

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    Multimodal analgesia is defined as using two or more medications and/or techniques to achieve two important patient outcomes—adequate pain control and minimized patient risk. The single biggest benefit to the patient through the use of multimodal analgesia is the ability to limit the patient’s...

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  • Effective Disinfection of Clostridium difficile Contaminant

    Friday, October 5, 2018
    While appropriate testing for the Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) contaminant is a critical component of hospital-acquired CDI (HACDI) identification, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (SRMH) and Petaluma Valley Hospital (PVH) have established a best practice on the proper cleaning and...

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