Improve healthcare quality and ensure patient safety
Country: People´s Republic of China
Client: Chinese Hospital Association
A 2 year project (2012-2014) in partnership with the Chinese Hospital Association through a grant from Baxter (China) Investment Co., Ltd. The Chinese Hospital Association selected 6 Tier-3 hospitals representing the best acute care general and military hospitals in China for the project. Following the successful conclusion of the initial 2 years, it was extended as a new one year project to an additional 36 Tier-2 hospitals.
The project included educational seminars, consulting, virtual support and validation visits to each of the hospitals.
- Each hospital selected one of the following topics as a clinical process Improvement project: Hospital Acquired Infections, Safe Medication Management or Safe IV Fluid Therapy.
- Standardized project planning tools, Six Sigma methodologies and standards developed specifically for the project were deployed in all of the hospitals by a Master Black Belt in Healthcare Six Sigma and other consultants to ensure consistency in project design, support data collection and process re-design.
- In addition to an onsite Chinese Project Manager, hospitals received ongoing consulting and scheduled virtual support from our consultants which allowed the participants to address issues and questions in a timely manner.
What We Did
Optimizing workflow to improve medication safety of venous infusion project resulted in significant differences in pre and post intervention risk ratio.
|Link related to risk||prescribing medical orders
|Risk ratio of pre-intervention||2‰||2.96‰||12‰|
|Risk ratio of post-intervention||1‰||2.4‰||3.5‰|
Hand hygiene compliance improvement among ICU staff demonstrated.
|Group||Times hands were washed||Times hands were not washed||Times hand washing required||Hand washing compliance|
Reducing the rate of unscheduled decannulationof neonatal peripheral venous catheters.
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