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Schulte F, Lucas E, Mahr J. Kaiser Health News and Chicago Tribune. September 5, 2018.
Sepsis is a serious condition that can be fatal if it is not promptly diagnosed and treated. This news article reports on systemic factors in nursing homes such as poor staffing and communication with families that contribute to unmanaged pressure ulcers and sepsis that result in hospital admissions and death. A WebM&M commentary discussed a case involving a patient who had a pressure ulcer and sepsis in long-term care.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission; September 2012. ISBN: 9781599407555.
This e-book provides tips for incorporating activities into daily hospital practice in conjunction with the 2013 National Patient Safety Goals.
Journal Article > Study
A model for increasing patient safety in the intensive care unit: increasing the implementation rates of proven safety measures.
Krimsky WS, Mroz IB, McIlwaine JK, et al. Qual Saf Health Care. 2009;18:74-80.
Evaluating the impact of quality and safety interventions is an evolving science. While some have argued for a new paradigm in the field, others have advocated for standards similar to clinical trials. This study developed a comprehensive approach and model to increase prophylaxis against venous thromboembolic disease, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and stress ulcers in a single intensive care unit. The model included adoption of tools that promoted team communication, prompts to providers to address the evidence-based measures on a daily basis, and a data wall to provide real-time feedback. The authors provide a detailed description of their efforts that achieved near 100% target goals and advocate for this approach in creating successful microsystems that benefit from their refined Plan-Do-Study-Act methodology.
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Manojlovich M, Antonakos CL, Ronis DL. Am J Crit Care. 2009;18:21-30.
This study examined the relationship between nurse–physician communication, the intensive care unit practice environment, and adverse outcomes. Although some relationship between communication and adverse events was documented, the relationship was inconsistent, and nurses' perception of the practice environment was not clearly correlated with adverse events.
National Priorities Partnership. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; 2008. ISBN: 1933875194.
This report resulted from a consensus program involving 28 national organizations that sought to outline goals for improving the US health care system and share examples of such efforts in patient safety and other identified areas.
ASQ Quarterly Quality Report. Milwaukee, WI: American Society of Quality; October 2008.
This report describes strategies for health care institutions to prevent never events, based on results of a 2008 survey of quality professionals.