3 Simple Steps for Building a Sepsis Calendar

Sepsis is one of the most challenging medical conditions facing our hospitals today. Sepsis occurs in less than 10% of our hospitalized patients, but it contributes to as many as half of all hospital deaths. Building a Sepsis Calendar that helps your organization stay on top of important drivers of sepsis outcomes is critical to… Continue reading 3 Simple Steps for Building a Sepsis Calendar

Safe Central Line Placement – Every Time

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If you have received any education on healthcare quality and safety recently, you have likely heard the phrase: high reliability. High reliability is one of my goals as I work to make our hospitals safer. A key part of high reliability at any hospital is having a safe central line placement. Every single time and… Continue reading Safe Central Line Placement – Every Time

The Antifragile Hospital

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As a patient safety expert, I am find myself persuading my colleagues in operations to consider a different tack. It’s not that I don’t like lean operations. I detest waste and hate rework. The problem I have is the obsession with efficiency at all costs overlooks the purpose of the hospital. I my opinion, the… Continue reading The Antifragile Hospital

7 Driver Diagram Templates

Driver diagrams are widely used for performance improvement. They are a visual display of a team’s theory of which factors “drive,” or contribute to, the achievement of a project aim. This visual display of a team’s shared view is used to communicate this vision to a range of stakeholders where a team is testing and… Continue reading 7 Driver Diagram Templates

Optimizing a Sepsis Program

Optimizing a Sepsis Program

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1.5 million Americans get sepsis each year, and for at least 250,000 of those individuals the infection proves fatal. It’s particularly dangerous for children under one and adults over 65 years old. If you are reading this you already know that. In fact… Continue reading Optimizing a Sepsis Program