Bedside nurse Nicoletta Constantin’s empathy for her patients has her leading a first-of-its-kind, nursing led research study to investigate a potential means to decrease the number of needle sticks cystic fibrosis patients endure with each inpatient admission.
Six projects have been awarded $50,000 each as part of the IHQI's Seed Grant program.
A quality improvement project championed by the UNC-led Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina (PQCNC) resulted in a 71 percent reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in 13 North Carolina NICUs, avoiding 110 infections annually and saving 17 lives a year. Study results were published in Pediatrics, official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Andrea Dicus, CNIII, Intermediate Surgical Care Unit (ISCU), is co-chair of the Nursing Handoffs and Transitions Task Force, which recommends using of a new standardized handoff tool to create safer patient handoffs at shift changes. Without the information gathered during the 2009 and 2011 Patient Safety Culture Surveys, the tool might not have been implemented, so be sure to take this year’s survey!
Two weeks ago we featured Nurse Paige Roberts and the 'Three Good Things' tool of 3 Anderson as a reminder to take the 2013 Patient Safety Culture Survey before Nov. 20! Check out just a few examples of the the 'good things' from 3 Anderson!
Dr. William Roper, Dean of the UNC School of Medicine and CEO of UNC Health Care, has created a new UNC Medical Center Improvement Council to review performance data, set and measure goals, and manage resources related to health care quality improvement.
Michael Pignone, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Division Chief of General Medicine and Epidemiology, has been named director of the UNC Institute for Health Care Quality Improvement, which aims to establish UNC as the leading academic medical center in the area of clinical quality improvement. The new institute is a product of the UNC School of Medicine’s Strategic Plan.
This recognition program commends a select group of hospitals for achieving exemplary outcome performances related to patient management in five clinical areas.
August's tip of the month is a UNC Health Care Privacy and Information Security Awareness Event.
UNC Hospitals was honored as a finalist for the coveted American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize.
UNC Hospitals qualifies for American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Gold Level Performance Achievement Award for heart attack care
The award recognizes UNC Hospitals’ commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients that effectively improves the survival and care of STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) patients.
July's tip of the month is "Properly Completing Interoffice Envelopes."
Two Hospitals Receive the Only “A” Grades in the Triangle.
Patient Information Release Forms for public relations and medical purposes are now available via the Intranet's "Forms" page.
Please read the following reminder regarding our patient privacy practices from Dr. Tony Lindsey, UNC Hospitals' Chief of Staff.
Practice Quality and Innovation (PQI) wants to recognize the progress being made by providers and clinical areas in their use of the electronic health record in a “meaningful” way.
The topic this month is: Security of Workstations in Shared, Open, or Public Access Areas.
The January 2012 Tip of the Month is: Do Not Respond to E-mails Requesting Personal Information!
Deborah L. Radisch, MD, MPH is Professor and Chief Medical Examiner in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. She is an expert on forensic pathology, injury prevention, child fatality prevention.
UNC Hospitals is the only hospital in North Carolina that made the Leapfrog 2011 Top Hospitals list.