Tag Archive for ‘quality improvement’
This column outlines the results of a new tracheostomy decannulation protocol and lessons learned in developing the quality initiative at Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE.
This column outlines the results of a new protocol at Stony Brook University Hospital, Long Island, NY, designed to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infection rates.
This column describes the implementation of an enhanced recovery program for colon and rectal surgery patients at a not-for-profit, urban, tertiary care, Level I trauma center.
The efficacy of a pediatric cervical spine clearance pathway developed by Beaumont Children’s Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, is described.
Health care professionals dedicated to raising the bar on the quality of surgical care and patient safety are invited to attend the American College of Surgeons (ACS) 2019 Quality and Safety Conference, July 19–22 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. “The ACS Quality and Safety Conference is likely the leading conference dedicated […]
Lessons learned and next steps regarding implementing standards drawn from the principles outlined in Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety are the focus of this month’s column.
Summarizes the results of quality improvement initiatives as outlined in the Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety (Red Book) at two initial sites in Kentucky.
The importance of a value-based system of care is the focus of this month’s column—not only reduce health care spending but to improve patient outcomes
ACS NSQIP recognized 83 hospitals for meritorious outcomes in surgical patient care in 2017.
Researchers at Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC, conducted a quality improvement project to identify opportunities to reduce clostridium difficile infection.
Making quality stick: Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety: Beginning your quality improvement journey
This final excerpt from Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety provides an overview of the topics discussed in the manual.
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.
Researchers at South Miami Hospital, FL, conducted a quality improvement project to determine best practices for reducing surgical site infections by enhancing preoperative patient skin antisepsis.
ACS NSQIP recognized 66 hospitals for meritorious outcomes in surgical patient care in 2016.
A surgeon-led program in Montana helps rural surgeons with limited resources provide patients with local access to surgical care.
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt describes the College’s commitment to key advocacy initiatives that ensure access to quality care for surgical patients, reduce health care costs, and promote meaningful change.
The ACS’ role as an international organization that meets the needs of surgeons and patients around the world, particularly in the areas of membership, education, quality programs, and surgical capacity building, is the focus of Dr. Hoyt’s column this month.
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt reflects on his seven years as ACS Executive Director, including the College’s key accomplishments in that timeframe and future goals of the organization.
ACS NSQIP recognized 60 hospitals for meritorious outcomes in surgical patient care in 2015.