NEW: Hasbro Children’s Hospital Named Hospital of the Month
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
The hospital was recognized for its efforts in implementing new safety procedures and processes over the past few months. The recognition followed the submission of November data, in which the hospital was found to be 100 percent compliant in its outcomes data submission, submitted more than 50 percent of its process data, and had a 100 percent attendance rate for weekly information sessions. The hospital received this distinction after only beginning its Drive to Zero harm initiative in January of 2013.
Ivona Sediva, M.D., a pediatric critical care attending physician and medical director of pediatric quality and safety at Hasbro Children’s Hospital has lead the hospital’s Drive to Zero efforts.
“This has been, and continues to be, very rewarding journey that has brought together members from various departments and tremendously improved our teamwork across the entire hospital,” said Sediva. “As we enter our second year of being part of this network, our initiative continues to engage more and more of our staff. We will not only continue in our current efforts to reduce harm, but we will also work to change the safety culture throughout our entire hospital as we work toward our goal of zero harm to our pediatric patients.”
The new procedures are directed toward reducing catheter-associated blood stream infections, urinary tract infections due to foley catheters, ventilator-associated pneumonias, surgical site infections, patient falls, pressure ulcers, adverse drug events, readmissions and venous thrombo-embolic events. All are avoidable patient events that can happen frequently in the medical setting.
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