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Management of Alcohol Withdrawal in the Acute Care Setting – a Multi-disciplinary Root Cause Analysis – CHPSO Safe Table Forum

Managing a patient who is withdrawing from alcohol is a complex balance of accurate assessments, consistent and aggressive medication management, and clear communication between the multi-disciplinary team. The case being presented follows a comprehensive Root Cause Analysis that was performed following the death of a patient withdrawing from alcohol. The case highlights the many challenges […]

Updated Quality Transparency Dashboards Will Be Available Soon 

HQI, in cooperation with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation and the California Hospital Association (CHA), creates and distributes quarterly dashboards of publicly available quality data for each CHA acute care member hospital. These model dashboards currently provide information on eight measures and over 80 total measures on the data tab.   

HQI Offers Programming on Health Equity 

Health care disparities, defined as variation in quality and safety of care by patient sociodemographic characteristics, have been a significant and persistent problem in American health care. Simply put, there is no quality and safety without equity. While California hospitals and hospital systems have often been at the forefront of the quest to achieve health equity, […]

Establishing a Culture of Safety in the Operating Room

The operating room (OR) is a very complex, dynamic, and high-stakes environment that relies on contributions from team members from multiple disciplines. Over 200 million surgical procedures are performed globally each year, and despite awareness of adverse effects, surgical errors continue to occur at a high rate. Surgical errors account for a significant number of […]

Practical Strategies to Prevent Pneumonia: 2022 Update

Hospital-acquired pneumonia is the No. 1 hospital-acquired infection in the U.S. Currently, an estimated 1 in every 100 hospitalized patients acquire pneumonia during their stay, with the associated burdens of morbidity, mortality, sepsis, and monetary impact. Understanding how to prevent this common infection is a key element of success. Medical professionals rely on evidence-based guidelines […]