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Quality improvement in imaging strategies for pediatric appendicitis(Comments Off on Quality improvement in imaging strategies for pediatric appendicitis)

November 1, 2017

This column describes Children’s Hospital of Alabama’s efforts to improve the imaging strategies for pediatric appendicitis by evaluating the rates of different imaging modalities.

Figure 2. Preston perioperative patient tobacco cards

Preoperative smoking cessation: Every patient, every operation

Summarizes the challenges and benefits of launching a preoperative smoking cessation program.

Figure 1. Transfusion before and after intervention

Practice changes lower rates of transfusion, superficial SSI, and morbidity

Researchers at Golisano Children’s Hospital (GCH), University of Rochester, NY, conducted a quality improvement project to determine best practices for reducing pediatric general and pediatric orthopaedic morbidity and mortality due to transfusion and surgical site infection-related complications.

Figure 1. UTI rates

Practice changes for reducing UTIs in colon and rectal surgery patients

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, sought to investigate whether standardized management of indwelling urinary catheterization placement and duration could reduce the incident of UTIs after colon and rectal surgery.

Figure 2. Preoperative checklist

Impact of SSI reduction strategy after colorectal resection

A nurse at Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island, NY, describes how that institution reduced surgical site infection for colorectal surgery by taking precautions at all phases of care, from prehospital to postoperative.



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