Cohort: CELT 14 Fridays Summer 2022
Team Members: Sherah Bateman, Thelma Mallari, Sneha Krishna, Nicole Mundie, Lauren Puckett, Matt Muffly, Stephanie Chao, Heidi Chan
Team Sponsor(s): Karthik Balakrishnan, Rebecca Claure, Amy Semple
The Problem: Evidence demonstrates adherence to a surgical site infection (SSI) prevention bundle is correlated with SSI reduction. Adherence to present SSI prevention bundle has not been evaluated and monitored, limiting ability to improve compliance.
Our analysis pointed us to the following root causes:
These helped us generate the following key drivers:
Our team was able to increase the maintenance of intra-operative normothermia and achieve our SMART goal.
Our success was critically supported by our overall team communication through weekly meetings. We also had excellent data support. It was, however, challenging to balance regular responsibilities and this project.
Our advice to future improvers:
- This project was a great learning experience
- Get feedback from similar projects or those in prior cohorts. It’s critical to learn from others while iterating on interventions.