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Journal Article > Commentary
Fulop NJ, Ramsay AIG. BMJ. 2019;365:l1773.
Quality and safety improvement in health care is complex and requires insights and buy-in from various perspectives to achieve lasting progress. This commentary discusses the role of leadership, systemwide staff engagement, external influences, and processes that support prioritization and implementation of sustainable quality improvement strategies.
Tools/Toolkit > Government Resource
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2018.
The Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP), originally developed at Johns Hopkins Hospital by Dr. Peter Pronovost and colleagues, has been instrumental in driving patient safety improvement in several landmark patient safety initiatives. The CUSP approach emphasizes improving safety culture by through a continuous process of reporting and learning from errors, improving teamwork, and engaging staff at all levels in safety efforts. Most recently, an AHRQ-funded project using the CUSP model achieved a 40% reduction of central line–associated bloodstream infections in intensive care units nationwide. This toolkit includes modules on how to build the CUSP team, identify recurring safety concerns, and improve teamwork and communication.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission; November 2008.
The quality of care delivered at US hospitals continues to improve, according to data gathered by the Joint Commission from nearly 1,500 institutions. Hospitals improved their provision of evidence-based care for patients with heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and pneumonia, and also improved at prevention of health care–associated infections in surgical patients. As in the 2007 report, adherence to the National Patient Safety Goals was more mixed. Although performance improved in some areas (including medication reconciliation and eliminating "do not use" abbreviations), many hospitals do not systematically perform time outs prior to procedures, or have reliable mechanisms for communicating critical test results.
Journal Article > Commentary
The power of collaboration with patient safety programs: building safe passage for patients, nurses, and clinical staff.
Kerfoot KM, Rapala K, Ebright P, Rogers SM. J Nurs Adm. 2006;36:582-588.
The authors describe the development of a patient safety initiative launched by a three-hospital system, its experience over 5 years, and plans for the future that emphasize the importance of embracing a partnership model.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal (Eastern Edition). November 1, 2006:D1. [reprinted on Post-gazette.com].
This article reports on the updated set of safe practices to be released by the National Quality Forum.
Award > Award Recipient
Yates GR, Bernd DL, Sayles SM, Stockmeier CA, Burke G, Merti GE. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2005;31:684-689.