Subject:                          Quest January 2017

 

UI Health Care’s continuous quest for the best patient safety, quality, and experience.

Quest

Monthly patient safety, quality, and patient experience updates from the Chief Medical Officer

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Patient safety

Hand hygiene adherence

Clean hands save lives. We have work to do!

·         Nov. 20 to Dec. 3: 81 percent

·         Dec. 4 to 10: 78 percent

·         Dec. 11 to 17: 80 percent

Quality

Documentation improvement: sepsis

The terms bacteremia, sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock each have their own meaning and should not be used interchangeably. “Urosepsis” does not exist in ICD-10 and cannot be coded. Read more.

Patient experience

Read this month's newsletter, featuring:

·         Recent patient comments about staff working together: from “It was all seamless” to “Why don’t the doctors work together!”

·         Next Service Excellence training: March 8 and 9

·         New or updated patient education handouts, since Oct. 1

Continuing education

·         Lean Improvement Model for Health Care training

·         Epic provider “Thrive” course dates for March and April 2017

·         Spanish for Medical Personnel courses this spring

·         Advanced Management Series taking applications

·         100 Great Iowa Nurses program offers financial education awards

 

 

News and awards

·         UI study finds merit in single-unit transfusions versus double-unit

·         UI Health Care Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Week, Jan. 16–20, with distinguished lecture by Mannie Jackson of the Harlem Globetrotters

·         Office of the CMO celebrates the holidays in style

·         Carter to lead American Academy of Ophthalmology

·         CVICU earns Beacon Award, fifth for UI Hospitals and Clinics

·         Mar-Rex Lindawan, BSN, RN, December 2016 DAISY winner

·         BMT program rated an ‘outperformer’

·         UI Health Care Breast Health Center earns accreditation

 

 

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