Improving the C-diff Screening Process of New Patient Admissions to E1/EGR by Diana Mazur
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 […]
Transitions of Care for Hematology Patients by Sarah Garrigues
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.
Reducing CEA and EVAR Length of Stay By Shernaz Dossabhoy
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 […]
Surgical Site Infection Prevention Bundle by Heidi Chan
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. […]
Bundle Up! Surgical Site Infection Prevention Bundle – Normothermia by Heidi Chan
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.
Improving Blood Pressure Control in Stanford Stroke Clinic by Anirudh Sreekrishnan
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.
Reducing Cost to Patients With the Use of Tracheostomy Durable Medical Equipment – Kristi Norris
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!