A quality research study looked at differences in the rates of nuisance alarms between two 34-bed units – one using usual telemetry alarm management and the other using a bundled telemetry alarm intervention. Results are promising.
For the first time, Cleveland Clinic is offering its Vascular Access class to non-Cleveland Clinic caregivers. The in-depth, four-hour class explores knowledge and skills needed for patient safety, CLABSI prevention, and more.
From standardizing policies across the health system to enhancing an overall feeling of camaraderie among nurse colleagues, affinity groups are having a deep impact on patient care at Cleveland Clinic.
After only one year of operation, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has earned the Joint Commission International’s (JCI) prestigious Gold Seal of Approval® for hospital accreditation with a compliance score of 99 percent. The award is a global symbol of quality that reflects the organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
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Double-checking insulin preparation is a recommended practice, but is it evidence-based? A Cleveland Clinic CNS conducted research to ascertain if time-consuming double-checking interventions improve patient safety.
Why is Cleveland Clinic Children’s one of only 21 U.S. facilities recognized for top care in all 10 specialties ranked by U.S. News in its “Best Children’s Hospitals” 2015-16? Here’s one reason for each specialty ranked.
Cleveland Clinic NICUs reported zero CLABSIs for more than 365 days from late 2013 to late 2014. See how they achieved it — through fostering a culture of safety and ongoing quality improvement.
Frequent alarms can cause caregivers to become desensitized and compromise patient safety. Cleveland Clinic implemented an ICU alarm reduction initiative to identify necessary alarms and decrease non-actionable ones.
In an effort to reduce restraint usage in its adult ICUs, Cleveland Clinic implemented a quality improvement initiative aimed at educating nurses one-on-one at the bedside.
A multidisciplinary team at Cleveland Clinic’s South Pointe Hospital created the “Who’s on Deck” initiative to line up inpatient beds in advance and shorten the time patients wait in the ED for available beds.