For the past five years healthcare organizations across the country have been preventing patient safety incidents though the use of Safer Healthcare Now! interventions - a series of customizable, reliable, tested, and practical tools for improving quality and patient safety.
Safe Healthcare Now! interventions combine clinical and patient safety improvement expertise. They are designed to give you everything you need to implement, measure, and evaluate your patient safety initiatives.
We recommend you download the Getting Started Kit for the following intervention you are interested in using. The kits are comprehensive practical resources that engage healthcare teams and clinicians in a dynamic approach to quality improvement and give you a solid foundation for getting started.
AMI – Acute Myocardial Infarction: Prevent deaths among patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) by ensuring the reliable delivery of evidence-based care.
CLABSI – Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection: Prevent central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection (CR-BSI) and death from CR-BSI by implementing a set of evidence-based interventions in all patients requiring a central line.
Falls – Reducing Falls and Injury from Falls (Acute, Long-Term Care, and Community Settings): Prevent harm resulting from falls in various settings.
IPAC – Infection Prevention and Control: Prevent healthcare-associated infections through hand hygiene, traditional infection-control strategies, and additional techniques, such as positive deviance and social marketing, that help bring about positive cultural change.
MedRec – Medication Reconciliation (Acute, Long-Term, and Home Care): Prevent adverse drug events (ADEs) by implementing medication reconciliation.
RRT – Rapid Response Teams: Prevent deaths in patients who are progressively failing outside the ICU by implementing rapid response teams.
Sepsis - Recognizing and treating severe sepsis: Sepsis is a potentially fatal condition involving the body's response to a severe infection.
SSI – Surgical Site Infection: Prevent surgical site infection (SSI) and deaths from SSI by implementing a set of evidence-based interventions with all surgical patients.
SSSL - Safe Surgery Saves Lives: Improve surgical safety with valuable resources and cutting-edge information for healthcare professionals, managers, students, patients, and families.
VAP – Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: Prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and death from VAP and other complications in patients on ventilators by implementing a set of interventions known as the “VAP bundle.”
VTE – Veneous Thromboembolism: Implement a series of protocols to ensure patients receive the appropriate thromboprophylaxis to prevent complications such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolus.