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OHA HIIN Reports Progress at End of Year One

12/15/2017

The first year of the Ohio Hospital Association’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network officially ended on Sept. 27. Participating hospitals exceeded goals in the following areas: Falls, Opioids, SSI- Colon, SSI Hysterectomy, Pressure Injury (NQF 0201), CAUTI, VTE and readmissions.   Progress to the overall goal has Read More . . .

OHA Annual Meeting Presentation Proposals Due by Dec. 29

12/15/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association is seeking dynamic and engaging presentations to educate health care professionals and motivate the pursuit of excellence at the 2018 OHA Annual Meeting June 4-6 in Columbus. Representatives from member hospitals, OHA corporate partners and other health care-related organizations are invited to complete Read More . . .

Patient Safety Innovation Award Nominations Close Dec. 29

12/15/2017

The Ohio Patient Safety Institute invites hospitals and health systems to submit a nomination for the annual Dr. Frank Dono Best Practice Award by Dec. 29. The best practice award is presented annually to an individual or organization that has designed and implemented the most innovative, evidence-based patient safety practice Read More . . .

Nomination Deadline Feb. 2 for Health Care Worker of the Year, Leadership Awards

12/15/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association is accepting nominations through Feb. 2 for the 2018 Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year and Health Care Leadership Awards. Member hospitals and health systems are encouraged to nominate individuals and organizations whose achievements have enhanced and brought honor to Ohio hospitals. &nbs Read More . . .

Metric of the Month - December 2017

12/15/2017

Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections Standardized Infection Ratio National Health Safety Network Reporting Facilities Only   OHA HIIN CAUTI SIR: 0.748   CAUTI: CMS HIIN Evaluation Measure – NHSN Reporting Facilities ONLY – NQF 0138Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Standardized Read More . . .

Back to the Basics: Berger Education Program Reduces CAUTI Cases

12/15/2017

Berger Health System had zero catheter associated urinary tract infections, or CAUTI’s, in 2016. In quarters 1 and 2 of 2017 there were no reported CAUTIs. In September 2017 one CAUTI was reported. Based on this event, a plan was developed to evaluate possible cause and education for staff caring for patients with Foley cathe Read More . . .

Download New OHA 508 Compliance Guide

12/15/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association has a robust calendar of educational events and webinars for 2018 featuring presenters from hospitals throughout the state. As you begin to gather your material for distribution, please remember all HIIN materials placed on the OHA website must be compliant with federal disability standards. All documen Read More . . .

FDA Offers Free Diabetes Lecture, CE Credits Available

12/15/2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is making available a free, one-hour continuing education lecture for health care providers on Leveraging Health Literacy and Patient Preferences to Reduce Hypoglycemic Events in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.   With hypoglycemia from anti-diabetic medications, such as insulin, being the Read More . . .

NASEM Releases New Resources Promoting Health Equity

12/15/2017

A new resource from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine highlights promising community-driven approaches to advance health equity. Based on the report Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity, this interactive hub showcases examples of communities activating strategies to re Read More . . .

FDA Announces New Hospital Bed Recommendations

12/15/2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued new recommendations to help facilities ensure hospital bed mattress covers are safe for use in health care and home care settings.   FDA regulations classify hospital beds as Class I and Class II devices. A hospital bed mattress cover provides outer protection to a mattres Read More . . .

Get Ahead of Sepsis, Download New Resources

12/15/2017

For November’s National Family Caregiver Month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new Get Ahead of Sepsis posters to remind family caregivers to be alert for sepsis and seek immediate medical help if they suspect sepsis.   Family caregivers can ask their loved one’s doctor or nurse about the Read More . . .

Revised PFE Strategic Vision Roadmap Available

11/15/2017

The second and latest edition of the PfP Strategic Vision Roadmap for Person and Family Engagement is available here. The Patient and Family Engaged Care goals for the second edition of the PFE Roadmap were to:   Make the Roadmap more user-friendly for Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks and hospitals,&nbs Read More . . .

Conserve Small-Volume Parenteral Medication During Shortage

11/15/2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the American Hospital Association issued alerts to members and providers in early November with guidelines to address a national shortage of Small-Volume Parenteral Solutions including suggestions for conservation.       Hospitals and health systems are experiencing shortage Read More . . .

OHA Issues Call for 2018 Annual Meeting Presentations

11/15/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association is seeking dynamic and engaging presentations to educate health care professionals and motivate the pursuit of excellence at the 2018 OHA Annual Meeting June 4-6 in Columbus. Representatives from member hospitals, OHA corporate partners and other health care-related organizations are invited to complete Read More . . .

OHA Releases HIIN Executive Summary

11/15/2017

The initial Hospital Improvement Innovation Network Executive Summary reflecting progress for the first year was mailed this week to each HIIN organization’s top onsite administrator. If you have any questions, please contact Rosalie Weakland at Rosalie.Weakland@ohiohospitals.org or call 614-221-7614. Read More . . .

Metric of the Month - Nov. 2017

11/15/2017

Readmission: Follow-up Visit Scheduled All Facilities OHA HIIN Current Rate: 87 percentReadmission: Hospital 7-Day and 30-Day All-Cause Risk-Standardized Readmission Rate (per 1,000 population adult and Medicare)All Facilities OHA HIIN Current Rate: 10.219Additional References:The Partnership for Patients has also gathered ma Read More . . .

Back to the Basics: Euclid Hospital Prevents Hospital-Acquired Infections

11/15/2017

Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital had four catheter-associated urinary tract infections, or CAUTI’s, in 2016. From October 2016 through March of 2017, there were no reported CAUTIs. Concerns arose when four confirmed CAUTI’s occurred during the second quarter of 2017.  During this Read More . . .

Prevent Pressure Ulcers with 6 Steps

11/15/2017

Pressure ulcers/injuries are extremely prevalent, particularly in long-term and other care facilities, and primarily affect older adults, those with cognitive impairment, mobility issues or individuals who are bedfast. This brief guide will introduce nurses and other health care professionals to pressure injury prevention best pract Read More . . .

Use Interactive Training Tool for Safer Opioid Use

11/15/2017

In recognition of National Health Literacy Month, the Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is highlighting a resource for health care providers that uses strategies for improving health literacy to promote safe use of medication to prevent adverse drug events. ODPHP’s online training too Read More . . .

CDC Release New Guide for Antibiotic Use, Resistance

11/15/2017

Nov. 13–19 marks U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week and World Antibiotic Awareness Week. To kick off the observances, on Nov. 13 CDC released Be Antibiotics Aware: Smart Use, Best Care, a national educational effort to continue to combat antibiotic resistance and protect patients from unnecessary side effects. Be Antibiotics Awa Read More . . .

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