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SAVING LIVES Campaign plan



Published: Fri, July 6, 2007 @ 12:00 a.m.

Forum Health is committed to working on these interventions as part of its participation in the 5 Million Lives Campaign:

Prevent Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus infection by reliably implementing scientifically proven infection control practices throughout the hospital.

Reduce harm from high-alert medications starting with a focus on anticoagulants, sedatives, narcotics, and insulin.

Reduce surgical complications by reliably implementing the changes in care recommended by the Surgical Care Improvement Project.

Prevent pressure ulcers by reliably using science-based guidelines for prevention of this serious and common complication.

Deliver reliable, evidence-based care for congestive heart failure to reduce re-admission’s.

Get hospital boards on board by defining and spreading new and leveraged processes for hospital boards of directors, so they can become far more effective in accelerating the improvement of care.

Deploy rapid response teams at the first sign of patient decline and before catastrophic cardiac or respiratory event.

Deliver reliable, evidence-based care for acute myocardial infarction to prevent deaths from heart attack.

Prevent adverse drug events by reconciling patient medications at every transition point in care.

Prevent central line infections by implementing a series of interdependent, scientifically grounded steps.

Prevent surgical site infections by following a series of steps, including reliable, timely administration of correct perioperative antibiotics.

Prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia by implementing a series of interdependent, scientifically grounded steps.

Source: Forum Health


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