Patient Safety

A NOVEL ALGORITHM FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF INPATIENT ASYMPTOMATIC HYPERTENSION

Background: There is no consensus on the management of asymptomatic inpatient hypertension. This is alarming as the prevalence of inpatient hypertension may be as high as 72%. Hypertension treatment guidelines focus on chronic hypertension in [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:52:27+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Patient Safety|Comments Off on A NOVEL ALGORITHM FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF INPATIENT ASYMPTOMATIC HYPERTENSION

An Interdisciplinary Team to Support Implementation of a “System-of-Systems” to Identify, Assess, and Mitigate Threats to Patient Safety in Real-Time

Background: Implementing technology with the goal of eliminating preventable hospital-acquired conditions (e.g., CAUTI, CLABSI, etc.) in the acute care setting is an ongoing challenge, but it is crucial to creating a safer healthcare system. Increasingly, [...]

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CARE PROVIDED BY PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT TEAM IS NOT INFERIOR TO INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENTS TEAMS AT TERTIARY CARE ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER

Background: Role of physician assistants (PA) is well established in United States healthcare system. Hospitalist teams are utilizing PA services in various roles and in many different capacities. Demand of hospitalists is constantly increasing and [...]

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HELP ME, OBI-WAN KENOBI: IMPROVING PATIENT SAFETY REPORTING BY RESIDENTS WITH RESIDENT-LED PATIENT SAFETY ROUNDS AND PEER COACHING

Background: Residents, because they are on the frontlines of the provision of care, are integral to improving care. Yet the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has reported residents are not as engaged in [...]

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IMPROVING PATIENT SAFETY OUTCOMES AMONG PATIENTS TRANSFERRED FROM AN OUTSIDE FACILITY: A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Background: Advances in technology and life-sustaining interventions afford patients access to a wider network of subspecialized care through inter-facility transfers. Implicit in these transfers are multiple complex steps that leave patients vulnerable to adverse events. [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:42+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Innovations, Patient Safety, Uncategorized|Comments Off on IMPROVING PATIENT SAFETY OUTCOMES AMONG PATIENTS TRANSFERRED FROM AN OUTSIDE FACILITY: A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

INTER-PROFESSIONAL QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF DISCHARGE MEDICATION RECONCILIATION PROCESS FOR HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

Background: Accurate medication reconciliation during transitions of care can decrease medication related adverse drug events. The Joint Commission has prioritized medication reconciliation as one of the national patient safety goals. Effective pharmacist-physician-patient collaboration can improve [...]

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SHINING LIGHT ON THE BLACK BOX OF ERROR REPORTING: DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTERPROFESSIONAL SAFETY HUDDLE

Background: New ACGME Core requirements require active resident engagement in patient safety. Our institution’s most recent AHRQ Culture of Safety survey revealed poor ratings from residents for closed-loop feedback on event reports they had submitted. [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:03:02+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Patient Safety|Comments Off on SHINING LIGHT ON THE BLACK BOX OF ERROR REPORTING: DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTERPROFESSIONAL SAFETY HUDDLE

VASCULAR ACCESS STEWARDSHIP: ENHANCING PATIENT SAFETY ONE (LESS) LINE AT A TIME

Background: Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are routinely placed in hospitalized patients who are receiving long-term IV antibiotics or who have poor venous access. In our hospital, 1 in 12 patients on the Medicine service [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:59:36+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Patient Safety|Comments Off on VASCULAR ACCESS STEWARDSHIP: ENHANCING PATIENT SAFETY ONE (LESS) LINE AT A TIME