Fact Based List:

Top 10 Patient Safety Strategies That Can be Implemented Immediately by Health Care Providers

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 15:27

  1. Preoperative checklists and anesthesia checklists to prevent operative and postoperative events
  2. Bundles that include checklists to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections
  3. Interventions to reduce urinary catheter use, including catheter reminders, stop orders, or nurse-initiated removal protocols
  4. Bundles that include head-of-bed elevation, sedation vacations, oral care with chlorhexidine, and subglottic-suctioning endotracheal tubes to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia
  5. Hand hygiene
  6. The do-not-use list for hazardous abbreviations
  7. Multicomponent interventions to reduce pressure ulcers
  8. Barrier precautions to prevent healthcare-associated infections
  9. Use of real-time ultrasonography for central line placement
  10. Interventions to improve prophylaxis for venous thromboembolisms

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Source URL: http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov

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