Tag: "Patient safety"
New Year-Round Visitor Policy Helps Keep Loved Ones Safe
Cincinnati Children's year-round visitor policy balances the need for support from family and friends and limits exposure to germs to keep everyone safe.
Ohio’s Pediatric Hospitals at Helm of Patient Safety Initiative
The Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) project has been working since 2009 to prevent hospital-acquired infections and other harm to children in pediatric hospitals. Cincinnati Children’s has led the project
Cincinnati Children’s Takes Precautions as Flu Season Strikes Early
Cincinnati Children’s and other area hospitals are taking precautions to deal with an earlier-than-expected flu season. Wait times at the EDs and Urgent Care locations are much longer than usual. Dr.
Fewer False Cardiac Alarms Mean Faster Care for Serious Alarms
Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s determined how to reduce false alarms on patients’ heart monitors by nearly 80 percent, which could help save lives. “With fewer false alarms, the staff can
“Hospital Safety Huddle” Praised by Scottish Health Secretary
Cincinnati Children’s pioneered the “hospital safety huddle” in the U.S. The practice has been adopted by four hospitals in the UK, and Scotland’s Health Secretary, Alex Neil, is urging all
Cincinnati Children’s, Other Local Hospitals Practice for Ebola Patients
The Ohio Department of Health recommended that all the state’s hospitals conduct fresh drills with health care staff in case a patient infected with the Ebola virus should need care.
Healthcare Systems Nationwide Focusing on Reduction of Medical Mishaps, Look at Cincinnati Children’s as Example
Although hospital quality is improving year over year, healthcare systems nationwide are looking to further reduce and prevent medical mishaps and are looking at Cincinnati Children’s (among others) as a
6 Tips To Help Us Provide Safest Care
This week (March 3-9) is National Patient Safety Awareness Week. Patient safety is priority number one at Cincinnati Children’s every day of the year, but you, our patient families, also
Promising Innovations for Complex Problems
While the problems are complex, many of the challenges facing healthcare today come down to two main issues: reducing costs and improving quality. Fortunately, some progressive providers are working to
Ohio Children’s Hospitals Work to Eliminate Patient Harm, Help Hospitals Across the Nation Follow Their Lead
Ohio’s eight children’s hospitals are leading the way in patient safety, sharing strategies for success with hospitals across the country. The Ohio Children’s Hospitals Solutions for Patient Safety (OCHSPS) –