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Projects

Ongoing Projects       

Below is a list of opportunities open to physician involvement with QI,patient safety and employee safety. Please contact the individual indicated with questions or to participate.

Helping Our People Endure (HOPE) Program - 2nd Victim Program - currently developing curriculum and recruiting HOPE coaches who will serve as a peer for 2nd victims - primary contact, Lauren Eck, lmainieri@kumc.edu

Exposure Prevention Program -meets on a monthly to quarterly basis to review exposure data, drilling down on causes, and developing action plans to reduce unprotected exposures and sharps injury exposures - primary contact, Amanda Gartner, agartner@kumc.edu ·        

Suicide Prevention Program -meets monthly and develops policies, procedures, and strategies to improve suicide screening and awareness to reduce the risk of suicide - primary contact, Heidi Boehm, hboehm@kumc.edu ·        

Behavior Response Team -group is revamping structure - there is a special strategic planning meeting on July 10th that would be nice to have a physician attend, if available.  This group focuses on the continuous quality improvement of our BRT - activated in the midst of a behavioral outburst by our patients - a team is immediately deployed to resolve the issue and ensure patient and employee safety are maintained - primary contact, Heidi Boehm, hboehm@kumc.edu ·        

Complex Behavioral Health Patient Program -the focus is on comprehensive planning of individualized care plans for patients with special behavioral health needs in the medical/surgical departments - primary contact, Heidi Boehm, hboehm@kumc.edu · 

Medication Safety -a committee of the pharmacy department, meets on a monthly basis and conducts routine rounds on inpatient departments - primary contact, Lauren Eck, lmainieri@kumc.edu ·        

Infection Prevention and Control Committee -meet on a quarterly basis to review infection control data and evaluate the program plan outcomes - primary contact, Amanda Gartner, agartner@kumc.edu ·        

Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection Prevention - meet monthly and focuses on strategies to eliminate CAUTI in our inpatient population - primary contact, Maggie Reavis, mreavis@kumc.edu   ·        

Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection Prevention -meets monthly and focuses on strategies to eliminate CLABSI in our inpatient population - primary contact, Maggie Reavis, mreavis@kumc.edu ·        

C Diff Prevention -meets regularly and  focuses on strategies to eliminate C diff in our inpatient population - primary contact, Maggie Reavis, mreavis@kumc.edu ·        

Sepsis Program - meets monthly, focus is on strategies to enhance sepsis bundle compliance, early recognition, and aggressive management of sepsis in our inpatient population - primary contact, Dustin Pierce, dpierce@kumc.edu

Last modified: Jul 03, 2018
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