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By Kelly McCutcheon Adams | Thursday, Apr 23, 2015
Decreasing sedation, improving delirium management, and increasing mobility are key ways to improve outcomes for critically ill patients.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, ICU, ICU/CCU - Intensive Care Unit/Critical Care Unit, Mobility in the Intensive Care Unit
By Thomas Talbot | Monday, Apr 06, 2015
Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s hand hygiene compliance rate has been in the 90 percent range for the last four years. In an interview with IHI, Vanderbilt's Chief Hospital Epidemiologist Dr. Tom Talbot credits their success to building a strong culture of shared accountability.


Tag(s): Hand Hygiene, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Infection - Healthcare-Associated (HAI)
By Doug Bonacum | Friday, Apr 03, 2015
Doug Bonacum, Vice President of Patient Safety and Quality at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California, is faculty for IHI’s Patient Safety Executive Development Program. In this interview with IHI Content Development Manager Jo Ann Endo, Bonacum talks about the fundamental changes necessary for the future of patient safety while also reinforcing the continual need for patient safety basics.Watch a video of Doug Bonacum discussing patient safety ... read full post


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Reliable Processes, Health Information Technology (HIT), Human Factors, Engage Patients and Families in Care, Teamwork, Communication
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