ACS quality and safety case studies
This column describes the implementation of Enhanced Recovery After Bariatric Surgery strategies at a community hospital and the reduction of opioid requirements after surgery.
UC Davis implements a clinical practice guideline for postoperative management of pediatric appendicitis
The results—and lessons learned—of a clinical practice guideline developed for postoperative management of pediatric appendicitis is the focus of this month’s column.
Researchers at Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC, conducted a quality improvement project to identify opportunities to reduce clostridium difficile infection.
Texas Children’s Hospital introduces standardized protocol to reduce pediatric baclofen pump infections
The Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, sought to address a comparatively high rate of implant-related infections by implementing a quality improvement plan following an analysis of pre- and post-protocol implementation outcomes of infection and complication rates.
This column describes an ileocolic intussusception quality improvement program launched at Seattle Children’s Hospital, WA.