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.
Nurses on all units at Cleveland Clinic’s Marymount Hospital gather four times a day to coordinate patient care. The goal is to enhance patient safety and satisfaction.
Prompt escalation of concerns through daily huddles, parent advisory councils and weekly safety rounds is helping to sustain a culture of safety at Cleveland Clinic Children’s.
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Putting patients first in every aspect of medical care delivery — from employee hiring and training to treatment and research focus — is the key to Cleveland Clinic’s superior national ranking in urology.
An effort to categorize falls and implement prevention strategies helped Lutheran Hospital decrease falls by 12 percent
New patient safety and quality programs are limiting reimbursement to hospitals for substandard care and readmissions. Reducing the number and cost of complications can help maximize reimbursement.
Shortly after participating in error prevention training on Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, a nurse in the pediatric ICU approached an anesthesiologist before the start of a patient procedure. Concerned that the physician had not thoroughly washed his hands, the nurse introduced herself and raised her concern. The anesthesiologist complied with the nurse’s request to rewash … Read More