Prevention

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ENGAGING HOSPITALISTS IN QUALITY IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES FOR PRESSURE INJURY PREVENTION TO AVOID PATIENT HARM AND COSTLY PENALTIES

Background: Pressure injuries are tissue damage caused by pressure and shear. Susceptible patients are the elderly, acute, critically ill and malnourished. Pressure injuries severely deplete hospital performance measures in the U.S. Currently, over 2.5 million [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:58+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on ENGAGING HOSPITALISTS IN QUALITY IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES FOR PRESSURE INJURY PREVENTION TO AVOID PATIENT HARM AND COSTLY PENALTIES

INITIATIVE FOR PREVENTION AND EARLY IDENTIFICATION OF DELIRIUM IN MEDICAL-SURGICAL UNITS: LESSONS LEARNT IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

Background: Delirium is an acute change in mental status affecting 10-64% of hospitalized patients, and may be preventable in 30-40% cases. There was no standardized protocol for delirium at our hospital prior to 2014. In [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:24:21+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on INITIATIVE FOR PREVENTION AND EARLY IDENTIFICATION OF DELIRIUM IN MEDICAL-SURGICAL UNITS: LESSONS LEARNT IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

THE IN-STEP PROJECT: IMPROVING ACCESS TO HIV PREVENTION FOR PATIENTS EVALUATED AFTER SEXUAL ASSAULT USING A MULTIDISCIPLINARY, PATIENT-CENTERED APPROACH

Background: Patients evaluated after sexual assault may require non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) to prevent infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), depending on the assessed risk of HIV transmission in each case1-4. Access to nPEP medications, [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:24:23+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on THE IN-STEP PROJECT: IMPROVING ACCESS TO HIV PREVENTION FOR PATIENTS EVALUATED AFTER SEXUAL ASSAULT USING A MULTIDISCIPLINARY, PATIENT-CENTERED APPROACH