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 […]
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.
There has been a downward trend of safety events reported by Radiation Therapists through Radiation Oncology’s internal incident reporting system, Safety Through Alertness and Reaction (STAR).
Cardiothoracic surgery (CTS) patients require highly coordinated care by numerous services in the intensive care unit (ICU) after surgery. Complications in this time period increase morbidity, are costly, and significantly increase time spent in the ICU. We set out to shorten the time between cardiothoracic surgery and the patient ambulating with physical therapy as a marker for appropriate patient progress. Delays in time to ambulation after surgery reflect both patient complications and systems issues preventing progression. Our goal was to improve the percentage of patients ambulating on postoperative day one from 60% to greater than 70%.
“I Wanna Go FAST!” Reducing Time to Advanced Imaging in Pediatric Musculoskeletal Infections by Elad Nevo
For patients with osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, or pyomyositis, increased time from ED presentation to performing advanced imaging (MRI) can delay diagnostic and therapeutic orthopedic procedures (i.e., bone biopsy, joint aspiration, etc.).
Despite having Surgical Site Infection Prevention bundles in place, there is a recent increase in Standardized Infection Ratio (SIRs) for colorectal patients in SHC. A recent discovery that OR room temperatures are not consistently in range which may potentially impact maintaining patient body temperature above 36 C.
Our group tried to increase GIP hospice referrals for the neuroscience service lines, which improves patient care and provides the patient and family with increased resources. This problem was chosen because during COVID, the number of GIP patients drastically decreased.