While initiatives often target a specific clinical area, NCQC also infuses adaptive components of improving safety into all of these initiatives, such as creating a fair, just, and accountable culture; optimizing teamwork and communication; leadership involvement; and a structured process to analyze and learn from hospital-acquired conditions or process defects when they occur. The following is a comprehensive list of the Quality Center’s past work in various target areas.
HealthCare Associated Infection (HAI) Initiatives
Listed below are the HealthCare Associated Infection (HAI) Initiatives the Quality Center has done. Click on the Project for more information and resources for that project.
NoCVA Patient-Family Engagement (PFE) Learning Network
Patients and families are critical partners in all efforts at all levels to improve the quality and safety of health care. Outcomes improve with widespread adoption of patient and family engagement best practices.
National statistics suggest over 100,000 patients die every year in U.S. hospitals as a result of preventable harm. Experience in the field indicates that this is a conservative estimate of the challenge we face as servant leaders to ensure a safe care experience for all patients. Current efforts to prevent hospital-acquired conditions could mean over 1.8 million fewer injuries every year. Initiatives to reduce readmissions by preventing complications during a transition from one care setting to another could mean more than 1.6 million patients would recover from illness without needing re-hospitalization within 30 days of discharge.
Patient Safety Initiatives
Listed below are the Patent Safety Initiatives the Quality Center has done. Click on the Project for more information and resources for that project.
Perinatal Safety Initiatives
Listed below are the Perinatal Safety Initiatives the Quality Center has done. Click on the Project for more information and resources for that project.
Rural Hospital Collaborative
Small, rural hospitals (generally, rural hospitals with 60 or less average daily inpatient census) that enrolled in the North Carolina and Virginia Hospital Engagement Network are encouraged to participate in the Small, Rural Hospital Collaborative for the Partnership for Patients (PFP) campaign.