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OHA Offers Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Workshop

08/14/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association’s safety leadership council invites member hospitals and health systems to reserve their seat for the Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking 201 Workshop Sept. 8 at OHA’s office in Columbus.   Using the results from the OHA Benchmarking Report and the OHA Hospital Improvement Innova Read More . . .

Fall with Injury

08/14/2017

Using 2015 Q4 as baseline, the OHA HIIN overall falls with injury (NQF0202) rate decreased 18%. These data elements shall be submitted by all hospitals. The total patient days can be collected from billing systems.  The number of patient falls could be collected from electronic clinical data or medical records, fall surveillan Read More . . .

Fall Risk Assessment

08/14/2017

Using 2015 Q4 as baseline, the OHA HIIN overall Falls Risk Assessment rate improved 2%.Additional References:The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality developed a comprehensive resource for measuring fall rates and fall prevention practices. The resource is available online here. The American Nurses Association has publi Read More . . .

Shelby Adds Fall Prevention to Hourly Rounding Process

08/14/2017

OhioHealth Shelby Hospital has been challenged with patient falls in a small Critical Access Hospital. Every fall significantly impacts the rate of falls since the number of patients is small, and we know that every fall has the potential to cause injury and harm to patients. Fortunately, the falls at OhioHealth Shelby Hospital have Read More . . .

O’Bleness Adds Falls to Key Measures of New Daily Program

08/14/2017

Associates at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital are undergoing a huge shift in daily management. This summer, they started a move towards Lean Daily Management, and visual boards—dubbed Key Performance Indicator, or KPI, boards—are a big piece of it. The LDM approach was refined at Toyota and is used widely across a nu Read More . . .

Publication Highlights Preventing Falls in Older Adults

08/14/2017

“Preventing Falls in Older Adults” contains evidence-based information for older adults, family members and health care providers. Our goal is to raise awareness of known risk factors for falls in older adults and practical steps to reduce these risks. “Preventing Falls in Older Adults” was created by Lewis Read More . . .

Falls Assessment Tools Available

08/14/2017

Hester Davis Falls Risk Assessment Scale, HD Falls Care Plan, HD Falls Tool KitJohn Hopkins Falls Risk Assessment Tool Read More . . .

Limiting Patient Mobility May Do More Harm than Good

08/14/2017

Despite hospitals’ best efforts, there is little proof that policies to inhibit patient mobility actually prevent falls and may actually increase the risk of serious side effects, according to Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH, director of the Aging Brain Center at the Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife. “According Read More . . .

CME from CDC: Video Series Online Through September

08/14/2017

The CDC and Medscape are launching a series of six CME/CE activities addressing the key issues surrounding infection prevention in health care facilities. This series features discussions with top faculty on infection transmission and healthcare-associated infections. It looks at the healthcare environment and touches on medical eq Read More . . .

Fall TIPS Toolkit Available

08/14/2017

Patient falls represent a serious source of preventable harm, yet mitigating the fall risk of inpatients remains challenging. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety has created a pilot program Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety specifically for falls called Fall TIPS. The laminated paper Fall TIPS Toolkit Read More . . .

Save the Date for Sepsis Awareness Month

08/14/2017

OHA is recognizing September as Sepsis Awareness Month with an event on Thursday, Sept. 28 focused on promoting the continuum of care for treating sepsis. Please save the date and additional information on speakers and topics will be released soon. Read More . . .

OHA, Ohio Hospitals Earn National Recognition for Quality Improvement Initiatives

07/17/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association’s Institute for Health Innovation has earned the American Hospital Association’s 2017 Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award Honorable Mention for our collaboration with 100 member hospitals to save lives and reduce health care costs by decreasing sepsis mortality and improving workplace safe Read More . . .

Adverse Drug Events (ADE): Anticoagulation Safety

07/17/2017

OHA HIIN hospitals were surveyed in February about their ADE processes and definition preferences. At that time, 72% of hospitals reported that they were collecting anticoagulation management data (INR>5), 16% were in process of developing a tool/report to capture INR data, and 12% were currently not collecting INR data. The Anti Read More . . .

Examine Best Practices at New Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital 

07/17/2017

Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital is a new 126-bed acute care hospital that opened in November 2016. It is the first new hospital opened by the Cleveland Clinic Health System in over 90 years. The hospital was designed to create an efficient health care environment with hundreds of patients and caregivers providing input into the desig Read More . . .

New AHRQ Evidence Report Compares Risks and Benefits of Blood Clot Prevention Approaches

07/17/2017

A new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality compares the effectiveness of venous thromboembolism prevention among people getting hip or knee replacements, and among people being treated for hip fractures. Few studies provided direct comparisons between different types of blood thinners and mechanical interventio Read More . . .

Handshake-Free Zones Target Spread Of Germs In The Hospital

07/17/2017

Dr. Mark Sklansky, a self-described germaphobe, can't stop thinking about how quickly microbes can spread. "If I am at a computer terminal or using a phone or opening a door, I know my hands are now contaminated, and I need to be careful and I need to wash my hands," says Sklansky, a professor of pediatrics at th Read More . . .

Discharge Instructions/Education Materials Released for VTE

07/17/2017

The Joint Commission recently developed a Compendium of Resources designed to provide clinicians and other health care educators with reliable and up-to-date patient education and discharge materials for venous thromboembolism patients discharged on anticoagulants. The Compendium, reviewed by an eight-member Technical Advisory Panel Read More . . .

Health Leads Publishes Social Needs Screening Toolkit

07/17/2017

Screening for social needs prevalence is a critical first step to understanding many of the key factors – like food, heat and shelter – impacting your patients’ health. But making sure you ask the right questions—ones that accurately dig into the prevalence and impact of unmet social needs on your unique popu Read More . . .

Toolkit Helps Build Business Case for Safer Care

07/17/2017

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement/ National Patient Safety Foundation Patient Safety Coalition has developed a toolkit to guide collaboration among safety and financial leaders to demonstrate the value and return on investment for safer, quality care. The main document offers guidelines to assess organizational readiness for Read More . . .

New Core Elements Resource Provides Framework for Small and Critical Access Hospitals

07/17/2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just released a new resource for small and Critical Access Hospitals that was guided by providers in these settings and is designed to address their unique challenges.   The Implementation of Antimicrobial Stewardship Core Elements at Small and Critical Access Hospitals Read More . . .

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