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By Santiago Narino | Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019
Engaging the perspective, knowledge, and expertise of women and their families who have been through pregnancy, labor, birth, and motherhood may be the key to effective and sustainable maternal health work.

 

Tag(s): Maternal and Child Health, Perinatal Care, Equitable Care Delivery, Person- and Family-Centered Care, engaging patients, Latin America
By Angelo Lima | Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019
As part of a collaborative, Dr. Marcia Cristina da Silva and her team sought to improve patient safety at their trauma center. By recognizing inconsistencies in care for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), co-designing a new process with everyone involved in patient care, and inviting honest criticism, they reduced VAP infections by 47 percent.

 

Tag(s): Person- and Family-Centered Care, Quality Improvement, Improvement Capability, Patient Safety, Latin America
By Santiago Narino | Thursday, Apr 18, 2019
A health care leader used what she's learned about the psychology of change to increase psychological safety and enhance joy in work in her critical care unit.

 

Tag(s): Psychology of Change, Joy in Work, Latin America, Psychological Safety
By Angelo Lima | Tuesday, Apr 02, 2019
A physician describes how, despite scarce resources in her rural hospital, their improvement team managed to reduce their maternal mortality rate to zero for over a year.

 

Tag(s): Maternal and Child Health, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Equitable Care Delivery, Triple Aim for Populations, Latin America
By Santiago Narino | Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
What happens if you ask patients and families what high-quality care means to them? One hospital is using the answers to transform their care.

 

Tag(s): Person- and Family-Centered Care, engaging patients, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Latin America
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