OPSI Best Practice Award
Applications are open for the 2017 OPSI Frank Dono, MD Best Practice Award!
OPSI is also hosting a coaching option for those interested. Coaching will be available until September 30. Deadline for applications is December 31. Please contact Rosalie Weakland if you have any questions.
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OPSI Best Practice Application Form
Congratulations to our 2016 OPSI Frank Dono, MD Best Practice Award Winner!
"Global NP culture surveillance decreases hospital acquired infections in the NICU setting"
Dayton Children's Hospital
Free Recorded Webinar
In preparation for the 2016 Best Practice Award, OPSI offered a free webinar on October 22nd, 2015 with tips on submitting an application. Jocelyn Davis, DNP, CNM, RN C-EFM, winner of the 2014 Best Practice Award from Summa Health System, offered advice and experiences for those looking to apply for the award.
Ohio Patient Safety Institute Best Practice Award
OPSI presents the award to the individual or organization that has designed and implemented the most innovative, evidence-based patient safety practice in Ohio.
Conceived by OPSI’s Board of Trustees, the goals of this award are to recognize outstanding efforts among Ohio health care providers who:
Improve patient safety
Develop innovative programs to improve patient safety
Create best practices that other Ohio health care providers may adopt/adapt
Develop a culture of collaboration that improves patient safety
Please contact Rosalie Weakland at email@example.com
at the Ohio Hospital Association for more information.
An award committee will review all applications and select the award recipient, subject to approval by the OPSI Board of Trustees.
All submissions become the property of the Ohio Patient Safety Institute and may be used in OPSI's Learning Library activities to share best practices.
2015 Recipient: Cincinnati Children's Hospital
"Outcomes resilience after system stress: a rapid-cycle response to mitigate the impact of system stress on CLABSI"
Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute (CBDI) CLABSI Task Force
DeAnna Hawkins, MSN, RN NEA-BC
Cincinnati Children’s convened a blood stream infections oversight task force of key stakeholders, including senior hospital leadership, physicians, nursing leadership, registered nurses, infection control, vascular access team and patient care assistants in 2014 to review these infections acquired by its cancer patients who are already immunocompromised and more likely to get an infection. After assessing hospital procedures and policies, the team identified improvement opportunities by implementing a new standard process for hygiene; utilizing family engagement; increasing awareness of high-CLABSI-risk patients; improving education and assistance for nursing performing high-CLABSI-risk procedures; and developing a new system to improve allocation of resources to de-escalate system stress. This improvement project reduced CLABSI by 70% in the last six months of 2014. Abstract
"A team-based approach to Reducing Cardiac Monitor Alarms" - Abstract
BMT Alarm Fatigue Oversight Task Force
Christopher Dandoy, Laura Flesch, Jackie Hausfeld, Kathy Demmel, Erin Osterkamp, Deanna Best
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
"Using Patient Safety Partnerships to Improve Patient Safety Culture" - Abstract
Kathryn Crea, Director of Accreditation and Patient Safety Officer
OhioHealth – Riverside Methodist Hospital
"Wellness on Wheels" - Abstract
Orelle Jackson, System Director Community Health and Wellness
"Surgical Safety Hard Stop Checklist" - Abstract
Kaye Reiter, MSN, RN, Melissa Lingle, RN, BSN, CNOR, John Fink, MD, Chairman of Surgical Services, Victoria Wells, MSN, RN-BC, CAPA
Summa Akron City Hospital
2014 Recipient: Summa Health Systems
In 2010 Summa developed the MOMH program for opiate addicted mothers and babies. Due to their complex and underserved needs, Summa established new practices, communications and skills with their outpatient colleagues in the areas of addiction medicine, perinatology, neonatology, social work, health services, their community drug board and legal service providers. As a result, a comprehensive model of a medical home with patient centered care coordinated across the broader health care system, accessible and committed to quality and safety was implemented.
Maternal opiate use is associated with poor maternal and newborn outcomes, including preterm birth, stillbirth, low birth weight and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). In addition, pregnancy complicated with addiction is associated with poor nutritional status, increased tobacco abuse and increases in sexually transmitted infections. Infants in opioid withdrawal experience tremors, irritability, high pitched crying, seizures, vomiting, diarrhea, temperature instability, and fever among the symptoms described as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). They have demonstrated dramatic results with earlier entrance into prenatal care, increased gestational age at delivery with increased birth weights, and decreased infant length of stay and neonatal intensive care (NICU) costs. Abstract
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Non-Acute Care Best Practice Award Winner:
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Diabetes Center
Depression is a contributor to suboptimal outcomes in adolescents with diabetes. Depression screening was successfully implemented and sustained in a large tertiary diabetes center with multiple providers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. With increased rates of documented screening and appropriate referral, the correlation between the total Children’s Depression Inventory score and glycemic control (as measured by HbA1c) was statistically significant. Abstract
Acute Care Best Practice Award Winners:
University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospitals
As part of a state, now national collaborative, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital set out to eliminate serious harm to their patients. Their goal was to achieve a 50 percent reduction by the end of 2012. They achieved an 88 percent reduction from their baseline rate. Abstract
Summa Health System
Summa Health System focused on maternal hemorrhage through development of an oxytocin prophylaxis regimen within their institution. Metrics for infrequent events take time to establish, but the organization demonstrated zero incidences of hysterectomy related to hemorrhage during the last three quarters of 2012. During the last quarter of 2012, the organization’s hemorrhage rate dropped further becoming the lowest rate in three years. Maternal mortality related to hemorrhage was also at zero. Abstract
Riverside Methodist Memorial
Implemented an innovative program to prevent infections that occur from the use of a device in neurosurgery that relieves raised intracranial pressure and hydrocephalus. Abstract
Summa Akron City Hospital
Implemented a program to improve the safety of induction and augmentation of labor, which account for over half of all births in most institutions. Abstract
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Implementation of a program to equip medical residents with improved experience and skills in quality and safety initiatives. Abstract
Reductions of catheter-associated blood stream infections in the NICU. Abstract
The Children's Medical Center of Dayton
Designed and implemented a Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) program in the pediatric population. Abstract