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Statistical Process Control (spc)

Statistical Process Control (spc)

The Aim of SPC is to make sure that every method is performed systematically and properly among planned parameters; target method and relies on the principle of random variation to monitor outcomes or watching the method of care, facilitating the determination of common cause expected variation versus special cause variation kinds of SPC

 

Statistical Process Control (spc)

Statistical Process Control (spc)

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Posted by admin - March 25, 2013 at 3:58 pm

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AHRQ Identifies Top 10 Patient Safety Strategies

AHRQ Identifies Top 10 Patient Safety Procedures

AHRQ Identifies Top 10 Patient Safety Strategies

AHRQ Identifies Top 10 Patient Safety Strategies

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently set top 10 patient safety procedures (PSSs) ready to be used. This safety procedures , if widely used, could improve patient safety also it will save many lives by reducing death resulting from preventable problems e.g. Bed sores and medication errors also from the nosocomial infections or what is recently called healthcare associated infections

Unexpected that diagnostic errors result in between forty four thousand and eighty thousand yearly deaths that are for the statistics of the United States of America only ; also bedsores are leading to another sixty eighth thousand deaths. Communication Errors is also another preventable issue that leading to more thousands death annually

The team end up by the most top 10 patient safety procedures:

  1. Reducing the operative and postoperative events by using a preoperative and anesthesia checklists;
  2. Central line checklists and bundles to reduce septicemia (Central Line associated Blood Stream Infections) ;

  3. Stop orders catheter reminders, stop orders, Catheter removal protocol via nurse-initiated removal protocols, check list and other interventions to minimize urinary catheter use and its sequences of catheter associated urinary tract infections
  4. Ventilator bundles to prevent VAP , including 30-45 degree head elevation ,vacation of sedation , oral hygiene with chlorhexidine, ventilator weaning and subglottic suctioning endotracheal tubes;
  5. hand hygiene;
  6. Stop using hazardous abbreviations;

  7. Prevent against Pressure Ulcers by implementing a multicomponent interventions ;
  8. Using a barrier precautions to reduce Nosocomial infections;

  9. Using a real-time ultrasonography guide for placing central lines;
  10. Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis to prevent deep venous thrombosis .

All those strategies is crucial now a days in order to save lives you can visit the Infection Prevention section of the web site to read more about the strategies for decreasing Health care associated infections

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Posted by admin - March 17, 2013 at 9:37 pm

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