Patient Safety Initiative: Intravenous Medication Management and Safety- Pharmacy
In their continuing efforts to improve patient safety related to medications, Porter Hospital’s Pharmacy Department is working to establish, revise and rewrite clinical protocols related to intravenous medication administration and safety.
Goals of this project include:
Patient and Family Centered Care- Medical Surgical Unit and SCU
The move toward Patient and Family Centered Care is a collaborative, multidisciplinary effort geared toward education and integration of patients and their families to be more active participants in the care and decision making associated with both their hospital stay and post discharge follow up.
The goals of this project include:
Previously implemented and additional proposed Interventions include:
The evaluation process and initial steps in moving Porter’s Medical Surgical and Special Care Units toward the Patient and Family Centered Care Model are in progress, with the goal of reaching full implementation in 2016.
Care and Management of the Pediatric Patient- Emergency Department
As part of a State-wide initiative and in accordance with the National Pediatric Readiness Project, an assessment was performed in 2013 specific to the safe care and management of Pediatric patients in the Emergency Department setting. The assessment data will be utilized to initiate performance improvement work with the following goals in mind:
Proposed and previously implemented interventions include: