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No One Walks Alone: How San Diego Prevents Patient Falls

11/19/2013 By viewing every patient--not just some--as fall risks, this telemetry UBT successfully piloted a falls-reduction initiative that has drastically decreased falls hospital-wide. [ STORY ]

Timeouts Take Team From Injury Prone to Injury Free

07/22/2013 Management support and collaborating with other departments helps Antioch Imaging Services team create safer working conditions for its X-ray techs and improve the department-wide culture. [ STORY ]

Mail-Order Refill Champions Keep KP Pharmacies on Top

02/19/2013 The 24-hour pharmacy UBT at Panorama City champions mail-order refills, which helps keep KP affordable and enhances clinical quality. [ STORY ]

Getting to Zero Pressure Ulcers

02/19/2013 To prevent Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers, San Jose's Respiratory Care team adds accountability to mix and comes up with one reportable pressure ulcer for the last six months of 2012. [ SNAPSHOT ]

Preventing Pressure Ulcers Is a Team Effort

02/19/2013 Members of the Respiratory Care UBT at the San Jose Medical Center have been able to reduce pressure ulcers from five in the first half of 2012 to one in the last half of the year--and counting. [ STORY ]

Medication Reconciliation Keeps Patients Safe

11/21/2012 A Georgia oncology team steps up its efforts at medication reconciliation to prevent errors and costly, preventable hospitalizations. This ambitious improvement project catapulted the team up two levels on the Path to Performance. [ SNAPSHOT ]

Stairway to Safety

09/25/2012 A seven-step stairway to safety illustrates how to create a culture of safety at medical centers. [ STORY ]

Fighting the Flu Face-to-Face

03/14/2012 Santa Ana Medical Center team significantly increases employee vaccinations through a multi-pronged campaign. [ SNAPSHOT ]

Colorado GI Team Scopes Out Patient Safety

01/27/2012 Colorado GI team puts in patient safety protocols to ensure clean scopes are used. [ STORY ]

SF Lab Switches Needles and Reduces Complaints

12/06/2011 San Francisco Medical Center out-patient lab switched to new needles after member complaints of bruising. The old design also made accidental needle stick injuries more likely, said staff. [ SNAPSHOT ]