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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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Jan. 28, 2015
MHA Keystone: ICU Registration Open
Registration is now open for the MHA Keystone: ICU Workshop, scheduled Jan. 28 at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids. Presentation topics include patient and family engagement, ICU survivorship, early mobility, data review and application of the ABCDE bundle at the bedside.

Hospitals participating in MHA Keystone: ICU are strongly encouraged to attend. Each ICU may register up to three individuals at no charge. All members of the ICU interdisciplinary team are invited, including nurses, nurse and physician leaders, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, infection preventionists and quality improvement specialists.

Registration is available online or by completing the registration form and returning to Janice Jones. Please contact Janice at (517) 886-8433 if you have questions about registration. Registration will close Jan. 21 and all registrations received after this deadline will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions about the workshop can be directed to Phyllis McLellan.

March 10 and 11, 2015
MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium Focuses on Leading Transformation
The MHA will host its annual patient safety and quality symposium, Leading in the Age of Transformation, March 10 and 11 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. The conference will examine factors driving healthcare transformation, including the shift from volume to value toward population health, the demand for greater transparency and cost-effective care, and systems that are the pinnacle of quality and safety improvement.

Registration is available online.
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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.

  • MHA Keystone HEN

    The MHA Keystone Center HEN works with hospitals to identify, share and implement best practices aimed at reducing the number of adverse drug events, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, central-line-associated bloodstream infections, injuries from falls and immobility, obstetrical adverse events, pressure ulcers, surgical-site infections, venous thromboembolisms, ventilator-associated pneumonia and preventable readmissions.

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