Inserting an inappropriate central vascular access device (CVAD) can result in additional procedures for placing the correct CVAD, which can delay ...
UV disinfection is a new weapon that fights against tough germs.
Simple but thoughtful interventions can change a hospital's culture and have a substantial effect on patient safety.
A safety report points to top patient safety vulnerabilities and areas for action.
From clinical effectiveness to sepsis detection in the emergency department, here are ideas any hospital can implement.
Three initiatives making big patient-safety strides in children's hospital NICUs around the country.
One of this mom’s most valued partnerships is the one she has with the children’s hospital that saved her son.
Cutting-edge technology in pediatric health care has had a significant effect on patient safety in children's hospitals.
Medication errors are one of the biggest safety issues facing hospitals today. Here's how children's hospitals are making a difference.
Data plays a key role in helping this hospital document the treatment of sepsis patients.
Leadership partnership has rapidly decreased preventable patient harm at Riley Children's by blending the expertise of physicians and nurses.
From 110 entries, the Pediatric Quality Award judges narrowed the field. All entries brought quality improvement practices to light that other ...
Efforts to engage front line staff members, patients and families can lead to a decrease in CLABSI rates.
Despite an increase in safety event reports in past years, Children's National Medical Center leadership saw opportunities to increase the number of ...
How the original IPASS concept is being adapted and used as a way to engage patients and families and improve the quality of care.
The award honors a four-year project to improve serious safety event (SSE) reporting, recognition and interventions that would decrease the SSE rate ...
Take a closer look at these easy-to-implement ideas from your peers that your hospital can use to drive results into the future.
Hospitals share their strategies for improving patient family engagement, clinical care and communication.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center established a 24/7 safety hotline that allows for centralized decision control, coordination and ...
Developing systems that support and empower nurses can meet the challenges of providing the right care across the sepsis continuum.
Hospitals should assess standardized processes for potential gaps in accounting for all surgical items, especially new or altered ones, guidewires ...
Hospitals that used a sterile tubing change technique saw the biggest decline in rates.
Pharmacogenomics examines the role genes play in a patient's drug response, helping clinicians prescribe a more effective dose. This could lead to ...
Here's how one hospital is helping everyone on staff learn from each unintended error. The end result is improving reporting and ultimately its ...
A team analyzed the entire process and identified 282 potential failure points.
Child Health PSO Patient Safety Action Alerts provide immediate notification of patient safety concerns for most pediatric health care providers.
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