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Fixing What Is Broken: Quality Improvement in the Critical Lab Value Process

Background: Critical lab values are those results that require rapid notification to clinical staff so that urgent interventions can be made to avoid morbidity or mortality. The Joint Commission requires that hospitals have an effective [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Finalist, Innovations Abstracts, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on Fixing What Is Broken: Quality Improvement in the Critical Lab Value Process

USING CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT METHODOLOGIES TO REDUCE CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE TESTING DELAYS

Background: Timely Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) testing is challenging but is important for faster and appropriate isolation and treatment of patients. Few studies have specifically addressed effective methods to hasten CDI testing without relying on [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:22:16+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on USING CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT METHODOLOGIES TO REDUCE CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE TESTING DELAYS