By: Diana MazurTeam Members: Courtney Komar, Beth Wu, May Riley, Jenny Tran, Marcelo Quiroz, Amy Chang, Yuliya Behey, Laura JohnstonTeam Sponsors: Barbara Mayer and Karen McIntyre Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection is a serious concern for patients admitted to hospitals, especially those undergoing blood and marrow transplant (BMT). BMT patients are at 5 times higher […]
We have witnessed sustained improvement far greater than the goal we set at the beginning of our project, which we credit to having implemented standard work and a technical solution that reduces EMR burden.
By: Shernaz Dossabhoy, MD, MBA Team Members: Jocelyn Morta, NP, Carolyn King, RN; Lauran Miklosey, RN; Thelma Flores, RN; Tara Lahiji-Neary, MBA, Sudip Nag (ad-hoc PFP) Team Sponsors: Ronald L. Dalman, MD and Sridhar Seshadri As healthcare providers, one of our main goals is to provide quality care for our patients while minimizing their hospital […]
By: Heidi ChanTeam Members: Sherah Bateman, Thelma Mallari, Sneha Krishna, Nicole Mundie, Lauren Puckett, Matt Muffly, Stephanie Chao Surgical site infections (SSI) are a major healthcare issue, accounting for a significant proportion of healthcare-associated infections. The prevention of SSIs is critical in enhancing patient outcomes, reducing healthcare costs, and minimizing the burden of antimicrobial resistance. […]
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.
Hypertension is a principal target for secondary stroke prevention, but only a minority of patients with a history of acute stroke have blood pressure under control (less than 130/80) when seen in outpatient follow-up in Stanford Stroke Clinic.
For our team’s CELT project, we had to implement the use of a new product and process within a multi-disciplinary team. It was an interesting experience navigating the wide variety of stakeholders, their needs, and the process nuances. Learn how we did it successfully!