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By John Krueger | Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015
In this interview, Dr. John Krueger, faculty for IHI's Advancing Pain Management and Opioid Safety Expedition, draws on his years of experience to consider the complicated issue of pain from the perspective of both patients and care providers. He addresses some of the factors contributing to the opioid crisis and possible solutions.

 

Tag(s): Expedition, Patient Safety, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Medication Safety, Pain Management
By Frank Federico | Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
IHI faculty member Jim Duncan, MD, PhD, is Professor of Radiology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He is also faculty for the IHI Expedition on Eliminating Overuse in Medical Imaging. In this interview with IHI Communications Specialist Jo Ann Endo, Dr. Duncan talks about how ending overuse in medical imaging will reduce harm to patients, decrease waste, and cut unneeded costs.Q Why is it so important to eliminate overuse in medical imaging?A It causes harm ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Expedition, Patient Safety, Triple Aim for Populations, Joint Commission
By Frank Federico | Monday, Sep 09, 2013
In this interview with IHI Content Development Manager Jo Ann Endo, IHI faculty member Dr. Sean Townsend, Vice President of Quality and Safety at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), discusses efforts to combat sepsis, a leading cause of inpatient death in the United States.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Sepsis, Expedition, Rapid Response Teams, All-or-None Measures, Bundles, Reliable Processes, Teamwork and Communication, Handoffs
By Frank Federico | Monday, Jul 22, 2013
A key challenge to tackling hand hygiene can be perception. Often there’s a significant gap for staff, physicians, nurses, and other caregivers between perception and reality. When organizations learn their rates of hand hygiene practice, they're often surprised by their baseline data.

 

Tag(s): Hand Hygiene, Expedition, Patient Safety, Organizational change
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