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Search results for "Newspaper/Magazine Article"
CDC Vital Signs. March 3, 2016.
Health care–associated infections (HAI) are a worldwide patient safety problem. This article and accompanying set of infographics spotlight the importance of addressing HAIs and provide updates on improvements associated with better use of catheters, appropriate patient isolation, and increased vigilance to reduce the risks of antibiotic-resistant infections.
Consumer Reports. July 29, 2015.
Hospital Engagement Networks participants make big strides in reducing patient harm and readmissions.
Vesely R. Hosp Health Netw. November 2014;88:26-31.
The Hospital Engagement Network initiative serves as an example of engaging health care organizations in a large-scale collaborative effort to raise awareness of certain safety challenges and implement changes to address them. This magazine article reveals insights from hospitals involved in the initiative and reports results as compiled by its organizers, including reductions in early elective deliveries, pressure ulcers, central line–associated infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and readmissions.
Betbeze P. HealthLeaders Media. May 2, 2014.
Sloane T. Hosp Health Networks. October 2013;87:34-38.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. September 30, 2013.
Butcher L. Hosp Health Netw. June 2013.
This magazine article explores patient falls and describes strategies to prevent them, including transparency, teach-back, and hallway monitor screens.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. September 20, 2012;17:1,3-4.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. June 5, 2012;D1.
This newspaper article describes how one hospital reduced hospital-acquired infection rates.
CDC Vital Signs. March 2012:1-4.
This newsletter article and accompanying set of infographics describes strategies to help patients and health care providers prevent health care–associated infections.
Rau J. Kaiser Health News. October 17, 2011.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published data on hospital-acquired conditions in a 2011 report. This news article discusses new data available on the Hospital Compare Web site, including preventable complications and certain types of medical errors.
Parents can detect, contribute to, or be affected by critical events during a child’s hospitalization.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 16, 2011;16:1-3.
This newsletter piece provides recommendations to strengthen parental involvement during a child's hospitalization.
Wetzel TG. Health Data Manage. 2011 Feb;19:86, 88, 90 passim.
This article discusses how several health care organizations used health information technology to improve organizational transparency.
Reinertsen JL, Johnson KM. Healthc Exec. Sept/Oct 2010;25:72-75.
This newsletter piece describes a strategy for health care leaders to gain frontline insight and knowledge of evidence-based patient safety improvement tactics in their organizations.
Rojas-Burke J. The Oregonian. May 8, 2010.
This newspaper article describes how lessons from the Keystone ICU Project have reduced central line infections in Oregon hospitals.
Chen PW. New York Times. September 17, 2009.
The author uses personal experience to explain how sterile technique is strict in the operating room. The column highlights the Joint Commission effort to improve hand hygiene compliance in the health care system as a whole.
Consumer Reports Health. September 2009.
Drawing from surveys of nurses and patients, this article offers tips on how to improve safety during a hospital stay.
Herzer K, Seshamani M. HealthReform.Gov. July 2009.
Gardner E. Mod Healthc. May 18, 2009;39:28-31.
This article describes how one health system markedly improved its quality and safety by applying a safety technique used in the nuclear power industry.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. April 9, 2009;14:1-3.
This article describes the risks of cross-contamination when using shared metered dose inhalers (MDIs) and discusses how standard protocol could help eliminate these problems.