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.