A shift in communication, culture practices and increased awareness lead to better outcomes.
Children’s of Alabama and Children’s Hospital Colorado endeavored to improve their time to drug administration processes for sepsis patients. Both hospitals’ efforts lead to long term culture and communication improvements.
Children’s of Alabama dedicated time and resources to educate its staff on sepsis before implementing unit scorecards to track and share data. These efforts led to immediate, positive results with the time to delivery dropping significantly.
Similarly, Children’s of Colorado set out to optimize processes and increase sepsis awareness across the institution. With a dedicated marketing event and kickoff, the staff saw a positive shift in the order-to-delivery processes.