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The Joint Commission: Focus on high reliability
The recently published Health Affairs article “The Ongoing Quality Improvement Journey: Next Stop, High Reliability” concludes that the U.S. healthcare industry has the ability to achieve and sustain consistent excellence in safety and quality by focusing on the three components that are necessary to achieve high reliability in healthcare: leadership, safety culture, and Robust Process Improvement.
EXTRA: Preventing BSIs
On the Cusp project reports 35% reduction in CLABSIs
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, central line-associated bloodstream infections in adult ICUs were reduced an average of 35% at hospitals participating in the On the CUSP: Stop BSI project.
CDC issues new guidelines for preventing intravascular catheter-related infections
The CDC has issued a 2011 update to its Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections; these guidelines were last updated in 2002.
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Healthcare reform: 1 year later
Deborah E. Trautman PhD, RN