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Meeting/Conference > United States Meeting/Conference
Joint Commission Resources Quality and Safety Network. October 24, 2019, 2:00–3:00 PM (Eastern).
Web Resource > Government Resource
QualityNet. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Eliminating hospital-acquired harm requires policy, organizational, and individual approaches to motivate the necessary changes. This website provides information and data collected from a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services financial incentive program reducing reimbursements to hospitals with elevated rates of hospital-acquired conditions.
Widmer MK, Malik J, eds. Contrib Nephrol. 2015;184:1-270. ISBN: 9783318027051.
Patients with chronic kidney failure are at high risk for adverse events from treatment errors. This publication raises awareness of safety in end-stage renal disease care, explores factors specific to this setting that contribute to failure, and describes techniques for clinicians to reduce risk of errors.
Chicago, IL: American Hospital Association Physician Leadership Forum; July 2014.
Journal Article > Study
Adherence to simple and effective measures reduces the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia: [L'observation de mesures simples et efficaces reduit l'incidence de pneumonie associee a la ventilation mecanique].
Baxter AD, Allan J, Bedard J, et al. Can J Anaesth. 2005;52:535-541.
The authors explored low-risk and low-cost strategies to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). They found their inexpensive protocol to be effective in reducing incidences of VAP and submit that a multidisciplinary approach contributed to its success.