Monday, March 10, 2014

The Top Patient Safety Strategies That Can Be Encouraged for Adoption Now

Top patient safety strategies ready for adoption: 1) preoperative and anesthesia checklists; 2) checklists for central line insertion; 3) interventions to reduce urinary catheter use; 4) strategies to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia; 5) hand hygiene; 6) do-not-use list for hazardous abbreviations; 7) strategies to prevent pressure ulcers; 8) barrier precautions to prevent health care-associated infections; 9) use of ultrasonography for central line placement; 10) prophylaxis for venous thromboembolisms.
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