CRICO Insights: November 2016

10 Patient Safety Priorities for Hospitals from AHRQ


Prevent central line-associated blood stream infections


Re-engineer hospital discharges


Prevent venous thromboembolism


Educate patients about using blood thinners safely


Limit shift durations for medical residents and other staff if possible


Consider working with a Patient Safety Organization


Use good hospital design principles


Measure your hospital’s patient safety culture


Build better teams and rapid response system


Insert chest tubes safely

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