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Hospital Spotlight: Davis County Hospital

Davis County Hospital implemented a huddle-board type program with their staff to discuss all previous errors, issues with care, good catches or near misses.  They labeled their huddle-board based of the acronym of STAR: Safe, Transparent, Accurate and Right.  Their daily commitment to improving patient safety and medication error reduction begins with the STAR huddle.  Click here to read more about their program and for pictures of their work.

Great work, Davis County Hospital! 

Falls Prevention Day Kicks Off Week Dedicated to Prevention Awareness:

Falls Prevention Day/Week creates an opportunity to educate, promote and implement activities related to falls prevention and mobility issues with patients.  Activities for the awareness day began with a Tai Chi demonstration for balance and words from the Governor at the Capitol earlier this morning. There are an abundance of resources out there that can educate your community on this important focus area.  Check out IHC's Fall Prevention Toolkit of Resources and the Iowa of Department of Public Health's Falls Prevention Home page as a start to your work. 

Recognize the Hard Work and Commitment to Patient Care at Your Facility

The nomination process for the 2014 Patient Safety Award is underway.  This award strives to recognize the transformational work by healthcare providers and organizations who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement in patient safety.  Take a moment to recognize the powerful impact your team has made in improving patient care at your facility.  Visit the Patient Safety Award page for more information and the on-line application:

Recent Spotlights/Resources/Videos/Best Practices:

- Free AHRQ Webinar: 9/26/13 - Optimize Safety and Quality for Limited English Patients

- Free VHA HEN Broadcast: 9/26/13Making the Clinical & Financial Case for Infection Prevention

- Arkansas Hospital Association HRET HEN - Embedding Safety into Culture video

- Cleveland Clinic Video shared by John Nance at Annual Conference:

Grundy County Memorial Hospital Video Extreme CARE Make-Over shared at breakout at IHC Annual Conference:

IHC Webcasts: Choosing Wisely Webcast - OB/EED Webcast 

- Other resources from last Drumbeat: Quality Campaign in Florida Report & VideoOne Death is Too Many VideoA Leadership Resource for Patient & Family Engagement StrategiesA Guide for Patient & Family Engagement
Visit IHC's Toolkits of Best Practice Resources and Webcasts at
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