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Patient Safety Topic: ADE Anticoagulants and Use of Hospital Portal

Russell Medical Center is an 81-bed hospital located in Alexander City, AL and is 1 of 6 “five star” hospitals in the state of Alabama recognized by CMS. During a recent Quality Leader Summit, Brenda Duncan, RN, Director of Quality Management and Jerry Holley, RPh, Director of Pharmacy shared their success regarding the use of […]

Patient Safety Topic: ADE Opioids

Wellstar Sylvan Grove Hospital, a 25 bed critical access hospital located in Jackson, GA shared their journey to improved outcomes with adverse drug events – opioids on a recent Patient Safety Network webinar. Erica Fishell, MSN, RN, Director of Clinical Operations discussed the following interventions which have made a positive impact: Integration of Prescription Drug […]

North Baldwin Patient Safety Culture

North Baldwin Infirmary, a 78-bed community hospital located in Bay Minette, Ala., is committed to patient safety and a healthy culture. Their high-reliability program consists of: Error prevention toolkit – See graphic below Hospital huddles Unit-based daily huddles Patient safety coaches Rounding to influence safety behaviors Serious safety event committee Serious safety event graphs Root cause […]

Coffee Regional Medical Center

Coffee Regional Medical Center, a 98-bed hospital located in Douglas, GA provides high-quality, patient-centered care and has been named a Top Small Hospital in Georgia. As an acute care facility in a rural community with limited resources and an inefficient discharge process as well as inadequate coordination with clinicians and providers, Coffee Regional Medical Center […]

Washington Hospital Reduces SSI Rate

Washington Hospital Reduces SSI Rate  Between 2012 to 2015, Newport Hospital and Health Services, a 24-bed rural critical access hospital in Newport, Wash., discovered its surgical site infection (SSI) rates had increased from 1.6% to 2.4%. Although the total number of infections over the four years was only 12, the hospital conducted in-depth analyses and structured […]