IHI 100K and 5M Lives Initiatives
Institute for Healthcare Improvement Initiatives
Abington Memorial Hospital is actively participating in all 12 patient safety initiatives suggested by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's two nationwide patient safety initiatives: the 100,000 Lives Campaign and the Protecting 5 Million Lives from Harm campaigns. Under the 100,000 Lives campaign, Abington and 3,100 hospitals across the country adopted measures that saved an estimated 122,000 lives over a period lasting 18 months.
Between December 2006 and December 2008, the IHI's 5 Million Lives Campaign aims to protect patients from that many incidents of medical harm. The 12 proven IHI interventions Abington is following to save lives and reduce patient injuries include:
Six interventions targeting hospital-related deaths from the
100,000 Lives Campaign:
- Deploy Rapid Response Teams...at the first sign of patient decline.
- Deliver Reliable, Evidence-Based Care for Acute Myocardial Infarction...to prevent deaths from heart attack.
- Prevent Adverse Drug Events (ADEs)... by implementing medication reconciliation.
- Prevent Central Line Infections...by implementing a series of interdependent, scientifically grounded steps.
- Prevent Surgical Site Infections...by reliably delivering the correct perioperative antibiotics at the proper time.
- Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia...by implementing a series of interdependent, scientifically grounded steps.
Six interventions targeting medical harm from the 5 Million Lives Campaign:
- Prevent Harm from High-Alert Medications... starting with a focus on anticoagulants, sedatives, narcotics, and insulin.
- Reduce Surgical Complications... by reliably implementing all of the changes in care recommended by SCIP, the Surgical Care Improvement Project.
- Prevent Pressure Ulcers... by reliably using science-based guidelines for their prevention.
- Reduce Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection...by reliably implementing scientifically proven infection control practices.
- Deliver Reliable, Evidence-Based Care for Congestive Heart Failure... to avoid readmissions.
- Get Boards on Board... by defining and spreading the best-known leveraged processes for hospital Boards of Directors, so that they can become far more effective in accelerating organizational progress toward safe care.
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The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (http://www.ihi.org) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the improvement of health care throughout the world. Founded in 1991 and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, IHI is a catalyst for change, cultivating innovative concepts for improving patient care and implementing programs for putting those ideas into action. Thousands of health care providers, including many of the finest hospitals in the world, participate in IHI's groundbreaking work. Its web site contains a vast array of resources related to quality and patient safety.