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Pittsburgh, PA: UPMC Shadyside Hospital; 2012.
This brochure informs patients and their families about the Condition H helpline at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Shadyside hospital, which can be used to call a rapid response team to immediately address concerns in a patient's condition. The helpline was developed in memory of Josie King.
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Development of The Patient Safety Group was motivated by the death of a young girl named Josie King. The King family responded to their personal experience from medical errors by making a commitment to improve and advance safety and quality in health care. They created a program entitled eCUSP (electronic comprehensive unit-based safety program) as a mechanism for providers to manage and organize their patient safety efforts.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 1, 2006:1-2.
This article discusses one hospital's initiative to empower patients and their families to call for a rapid response team if they feel it is necessary.
Ross C. STAT. May 13, 2019.
Nuisance alarms, interruptions, and insufficient staff availability can hinder effective monitoring and response to acute patient deterioration. This news article reports on how hospital logistics centers are working toward utilizing artificial intelligence to improve clinician response to alarms by proactively identifying hospitalized patients at the highest risk for heart failure to trigger emergency response teams when their condition rapidly declines.
Watts E, Rayman G. Diabetes UK. London, UK; 2018.
Chronic disease management can add complexity to inpatient care regimens. Researchers worked with patients, system leaders, and clinicians to examine areas of risk for hospitalized patients with diabetes and determine solutions such as specialized teams, clinical leadership, and improved use of technology. A WebM&M commentary illustrated safety challenges associated with providing care for hospitalized patients with diabetes.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. September 1, 2009:D2.
This column explains that some hospitals now afford patients and families the right to summon an immediate clinical response to a patient's worsening condition.
Wang SS. Washington Post. September 4, 2007;Health section:1.
This article discusses the advent of rapid response teams and describes how several hospitals have empowered patients or their families to initiate them.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. July 11, 2007:D1.
This article reports on hospitals that are creating dedicated teams of experts who have the skills to perform risky medical procedures.
Newsweek. October 16, 2006:44-68, 72.
This "Health for Life" series features 10 case studies about patient safety and quality improvement efforts as well as several short articles on safety-related topics such as disclosure and computerizing medical care.
Berwick DM, Leape LL. Newsweek. October 16, 2006:70-71.
As part of the "Health for Life" series, Drs. Berwick and Leape discuss the notion of completely eliminating medical errors and share stories about several hospitals' efforts to raise safety standards.
P-I Staff and News Services. Seattle Post-Intelligencer. June 15, 2006:A1.
This article article reports on the results of the the 100,000 Lives Campaign.
Hua V. San Francisco Chronicle. February 17, 2006:B6.
This article reports on a study conducted by the Discrimination Research Center that found non-English speakers were not connected to a staff member who spoke the language in about half of calls to the emergency department.
Kowalczyk L. The Boston Globe. November 27, 2005:A1.
This article reports on the implementation of rapid response teams in Boston hospitals and the potential for reducing patient mortality.
Saving lives: hospitals have signed on to a six-part plan to avoid a multitude of unnecessary deaths.
Comarow A. US News & World Report. July 18, 2005;139:74,76,79.
This article, accompanying the widely read ranking of "America's Best Hospitals," describes the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 100,000 Lives Campaign. Focusing on the six practices promoted by the campaign, it reviews the progress to date, with a particular focus on two participating hospitals' (Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey and McLeod Regional Medical Center in South Carolina) experiences in implementing the practices.