Annual patient safety education & training (ROP)
Educating health care providers about patient safety and enabling them to use this knowledge to build and maintain a safe system is critical to creating the safest health system.
Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) (ROP)
Antimicrobial stewardship programs optimize the use of antimicrobials to improve patient outcomes, reduce the risk of infections including Clostridium difficile, reduce or stabilize levels of antibiotic resistance, decrease drug toxicities, and promote patient safety.
Client Flow (ROP)
Overcrowding is a system-wide challenge and usually a result of a mismatch between capacity and demand. Evaluating client flow data facilitates development of strategies to meet variations, reduce barriers, and prevent overcrowding.
Hand Hygiene Education + Training One Pager (ROP)
Hand hygiene is considered the single most important way to reduce health care-associated infections. Cost estimates of health care-associated infections significantly exceed those related to hand hygiene.
Infection Rate (ROP)
Physicians who are well informed about infection rates are better equipped to prevent and manage infection rates. Use of infection rates may focus on a particular health care-associated infection, or may be service, program or organization wide.
Information transfer at care transitions (ROP)
Information transfer has been identified as critical in improving patient safety, particularly at transition points - ensuring the accurate and timely exchange of information to minimize misunderstanding.
Medication Reconciliation at care transitions (ROP)
Research suggests that over 50% of patients have at least one discrepancy between the medications they take at home with those ordered upon admission to the hospital. Many of these have the potential to cause medication related patient safety incidents.
Patient Safety Incident Disclosure (ROP)
Research shows a positive relationship between patient satisfaction with how a patient safety incident is handled by an organization and formal open disclosure. Disclosing in an open and timely manner may maintain the patient’s positive relations with service providers and reduce risk of litigation. Disclosure is required for all patient safety incidents which reach the patient (including where there has been no harm).
Patient Safety Incident Management (ROP)
In a culture of patient safety, everyone is encouraged to report and learn from patient safety incident. A reporting system facilitates monitoring and learning from data to prevent recurrences.