Patient Safety

Reducing Adverse Drug Events and Healthcare-Associated Infections

Adverse drug events (ADEs) and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are among the most common adverse patient safety events. We will work with you to substantially reduce all-cause harm by 2024.

We will collaborate with community coalitions and nursing centers to implement process changes that will result in a reduction of ADEs and HAIs.

Goals

  • Establish medication management collaborations with nursing centers and community coalitions
  • Reduce opioid-related ADEs, misuse, and deaths
  • Reduce ADEs due to high risk medications
  • Promote antibiotic stewardship in nursing centers to reduce HAIs
Improving Patient Safety

Clinical and Quality Improvement Offerings

Complimentary Technical Assistance

  • Support serial data collection, analysis, reporting, and trending
  • Facilitate and support interpretation of root cause analyses to identify priorities for intervention
  • Evaluate effectiveness of interventions and support innovative strategies that sustain safety goals
  • Support with implementation, augmentation, and/or expansion of electronic health record data reports

Evidence-based Clinical Tools

  • Benchmarking and comparative data reports for engaged coalitions and nursing centers
  • Educational resources for clinicians, staff, patients, and residents to help reduce ADEs and achieve the CDC Core Elements of AS
  • Resources for high-risk medication management improvement during transitions of care

Highlighted Tools and Resources

Our clinical and quality improvement experts will share tools and resources on:

  • Medication Safety and Medication Reconciliation
  • Discharge Communication
  • Anticoagulation Management
  • Antibiotic Stewardship

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Looking for more information? Check out our fact sheet to learn about our Patient Safety initiative.