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OPSI Offers Free Diagnostic Errors Webinar on Sept. 19

08/15/2018

The Ohio Patient Safety Institute invites health care providers, hospital leaders, nurse leaders, physicians and social workers to participate at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 19 in the “Diagnostic Error: If You Want to Improve It You Must Measure It!” webinar. This is the third of a free seven-part series.   The four subseque Read More . . .

Engagement Award Deadline Fast Approaching

08/15/2018

Please enter all data into the HIIN data portal by Aug. 31 to be considered for the HIIN Engagement Award.   Participating hospitals can receive a financial award based upon their status in each of the available categories:   Orphan hospital rapid implementationMentorshipEffective practices facilitationGoal attain Read More . . .

OHA Launches New Overdose Data Sharing Program

08/15/2018

The Ohio Hospital Association this summer launched the OHA Opioid Data Collaborative. This new data sharing endeavor allows OHA to aggregate, normalize and benchmark opioid prescribing among participating member hospitals to help guide them in their work. The Collaborative is co-chaired by Milisa Rizer, MD, chief medical information Read More . . .

Adena Now Sending Narcan Home with Overdose Patients

08/15/2018

Adena Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department located in Chillicothe is distributing a take-home kit that includes naloxone, commonly referred to as Narcan, to patients being treated for an opioid overdose.   This new naloxone distribution program is made possible through a supplemental grant that w Read More . . .

What It’s Like to be a Patient and Family Adviser

08/15/2018

Chrissie Blackburn, MHA National Patient and Family Leader University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital   I remember vividly, after my 4-year-old daughter stabilized from multiple hospitalizations and procedures that I wanted to give back to the hospital. I had learned so much as a parent about health Read More . . .

Helpful Resources Available for Antibiotic Stewardship, Patient Education

08/15/2018

The Urgent Care Association released a toolkit and several resources to assist in antibiotic stewardship and patient education, along with information regarding the stewardship-focused initiatives of UCA, the College of Urgent Care Medicine, and the Urgent Care Foundation.  See related press release “Urgent Care Foundati Read More . . .

Quick Safety: Manage Medical Device-Related Pressure Injuries

08/15/2018

Pressure injuries — formerly called pressure ulcers — are not new to health care. But more and more of these injuries are being caused by medical devices, creating a safety issue for patients.  This topic is the focus of the latest issue of the Joint Commission’s Quick Safety, Issue 43: Managing medical devic Read More . . .

Complete CDC Antibiotic Stewardship Training, Earn Continuing Education Credits

08/15/2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s online training course Section 2 on antibiotic stewardship is now available. Receive up to 8 hours of free continuing education.   Topics include background on errors in outpatient antibiotic use in the U.S., inappropriate antibiotic use and opportunities for improvement, Read More . . .

New Report: Bundled Approach Reduces Urinary Catheters and Infection Rates in Trauma Patients

08/15/2018

Although the number of patients exposed to urinary catheters and catheter days was decreased, optimization of culturing practices was essential to prevent the CAUTI rate from increasing from a reduced denominator. Implementation of a CAUTI prevention bundle works synergistically to improve patient safety and hospital performance. & Read More . . .

Integrating Staff Nurses in Antibiotic Stewardship: Opportunities and Barriers

08/15/2018

There has been a call for greater participation in antibiotic stewardship by the entire health care team, including nurses. Barriers to nurse engagement were identified and could be addressed by improving education in microbiology and principles of antibiotic use along with more consistent inclusion of nurses in bedside rounds while Read More . . .

NQF Releases Playbook for Antibiotic Stewardship in Post-Acute, Long-Term Care

08/15/2018

The National Quality Forum developed a playbook to ensure comprehensive and well-balanced perspectives with input from over 50 key national, state and local experts. In addition, this playbook can be used to satisfy the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ conditions of participation for long-term care facilities Read More . . .

University of Albany Program Offers Resources to Reduce Pressure Ulcers

08/15/2018

The Gold STAMP Program to Reduce Pressure Ulcers is a coalition of organizations convened in New York State to provide resources and education across the continuum of care to improve the assessment, management and prevention of pressure ulcers. The website provides a publicly accessible toolkit and information for use by providers/h Read More . . .

Don’t Miss Patient Safety Opportunities, Download New Joint Commission Resource

08/15/2018

The Joint Commission released the new educational resource ”Case Example Detailing Patient Death from Failure to Rescue.” The case study details lapses in patient safety and missed opportunities to develop a culture of safety that ultimately led to a patient’s death. This new learning resource highlights safety act Read More . . .

E-Book Highlights Case Studies to Get the Most Out of Health IT

08/15/2018

Becker’s Hospital Review’s e-book “7 Must-Reads on Clinician Engagement” comprises seven articles detailing how hospitals and health systems can get the most out of health IT without sacrificing the well-being of their providers. From rethinking EHR design to reducing the burden of physician notetaking, these Read More . . .

AHRQ Toolkit Helps Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Reduce Patient Falls by 21%

08/15/2018

Patient falls resulting in injury were reduced by 21 percent at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital after the Lincoln, Nebraska, facility implemented Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Preventing Falls in Hospitals Toolkit in 2015.   Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, a 48-bed post-acute care facility, prevented eig Read More . . .

Reduce Preventable Readmissions with Health Care IT

08/15/2018

As 2,610 health care providers face readmission penalties this year, the quest for efficient readmission-reducing strategies becomes paramount. How can branded hospital apps help reduce preventable readmissions and curb the health care costs? Click here to explore the evidence and technology that could work for your organization. & Read More . . .

Texas Hospital Association Pilots Tech Giving View of Inpatient, Outpatient Opioids

08/15/2018

Prescription drug monitoring programs offer a valuable safeguard against over prescription of opioids, but they aren't perfect. A new technology being piloted at hospitals in Texas aims to complement the use of PDMPs by enhancing physicians' visibility into their patients' opioid exposure, in both hospital and ambulatory Read More . . .

OPSI Presents Free Webinar Series on Diagnostic Errors

07/13/2018

The Ohio Patient Safety Institute invites health care providers, hospital leaders, nurse leaders, physicians and social workers to participate at 11:30 a.m. July 18 in the “The Impact of Cognitive Bias on Diagnostic Failure” webinar. This is the first of a free seven-part series.   The six subsequent webinars are Read More . . .

Reserve Your Spot at Medicare 101 Training

07/13/2018

The Ohio Hospital Association and Florida Hospital Association are teaming up to present a comprehensive review of Medicare provider reimbursement systems and cost reporting July 26 in Columbus. The popular annual “Medicare 101” seminar is designed for trustees and hospital employees who are new to health care facility f Read More . . .

Metric of the Month - July 2018

07/13/2018

Shift change huddles OR bedside reporting: Hospital conducts shift change huddles and bedside reporting with patients and family members in all feasible cases   Metric 2 is vital. This metric gives all staff awareness, on their units, of potential patients at risk for HAIs, falls, or any other pertinent clinical information Read More . . .

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