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MHA Keystone: Emergency Room (ER)

Problem
According to The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 461 of every 1,000 Michigan residents visited an ER in 2010, roughly 11 percent above the national average. Hospitals in Michigan and across the country are also experiencing overcrowding and longer patient stays due to healthcare professional shortages, an aging population, and an increase in uninsured and underinsured residents.

What We Are Doing
Last fall, MHA Keystone: ER teams partnered with MHA Keystone: CAUTI teams to implement the CAUTI insertion bundle, focusing on appropriate placement and proper catheter insertion technique, to reduce the risk of developing a CAUTI in the ER. Data collection concluded in April and the data are being aggregated to determine results. MHA Keystone: ER teams are also active with the MHA Keystone: Sepsis collaborative and are working in partnership with MHA Keystone: ICU teams to quickly identify and treat patients who arrive to the emergency department in severe sepsis or septic shock.

Results
From second quarter 2010 to first quarter 2013, participating hospitals decreased the rate of patients who left without being seen by 35 percent.

Emergency Room Stat Chart

Staff Contact
Michelle Norcross

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May 13, 2015
CAUTI Regional Learning Session and Safe Table
This learning session and Safe Table will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, Kalamazoo. Topics will include nurse-driven protocols and patient and family engagement, teamwork and antimicrobial stewardship. Register online or contact Michelle Norcross for assistance.
May 14, 2015
CUSP Implementation Workshop
This one-day workshop will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Shanty Creek Resort, Bellaire. Led by Johns Hopkins CUSP experts, learners will work in groups to devise solutions to common barriers, develop an understanding of the roles of different CUSP team members and learn from others’ experiences. Before attending the workshop, participants must complete nine online Foundations of CUSP modules. Register online or contact Tammy Nault for assistance.
May 28, 2015
MHA Keystone: Pain Management Workshop
This workshop will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. May 28 at the Dearborn Inn. Hospital teams will hear from experts on the implementation and spread of quality improvement work, common challenges in treating chronic pain patients, patient and family engagement, patient-controlled analgesia, emergency department opioid prescribing practices and opioid safety in the inpatient setting. Register online or contact Tammy Nault for assistance.
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Noteworthy
  • Annual Symposium

    Annual Symposium

    The MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium offers an opportunity to explore innovative patient safety techniques and dialogue with others about how to enhance patient safety across the continuum. Learn new strategies and ideas from faculty who are game-changes in the healthcare and business world.

  • Patient and Family Engagement

    Patient and Family Engagement

    Michigan hospitals and the MHA Keystone Center are committed to including patients and families in improving care and focusing improvement efforts with a patient-centric approach. To that end, the MHA Keystone Center is a proud Pinwheel Sponsor of the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care.

  • Pain Management

    In May, the MHA Keystone Center is launching MHA Keystone: Pain Management to implement evidence-based best practices around pain control and to help patients better manage their pain in the hospital. Contact Michelle Norcross to learn more.

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