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By Kimberly Mitchell | Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
In this blog post, Kate DeBartolo, IHI National Field Manager, and Gareth Parry, PhD, IHI Senior Scientist, briefly describe a newly published article that reports on findings about factors that affect the adoption of evidence-based practices to reduce surgical site infections after orthopedic surgery. Kate DeBartolo Gareth ParryThe IHI-led Project JOINTS initiative, funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, aimed to increase the uptake of three evidence-based ... read full post


Tag(s): Surgical Infection Prevention, Improvement Methods and Tools, Quality Improvement, Improvement Capability, Surgical Safety, Patient Safety, Spreading Changes, Project JOINTS
By Jo Ann Endo | Friday, Mar 29, 2013
It doesn’t matter how many times I see the video of Mrs. Rosie Bartel. It kills me every time. In the video, Rosie describes how, after she had what she thought would be a “routine” knee replacement surgery three years ago, she was told she had contracted a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection. Sixteen surgeries later (the most recent in February), the effects of the infection have led to a series of losses, including her home, her much beloved job, a large section of ... read full post


Tag(s): Patient & Family Centered Care, Patient and family engagement, Project JOINTS
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