CPS Safety Alert/Watch – Culture can Improve the Control of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms

July 8, 2019    |   By: Tina Hilmas, RN, BSN, CPPS

ISSUE:
A number of events reported to CPS’ Patient Safety Organization (PSO) demonstrate poor handoff communication about the patients’ infectious disease status.
Examples include:
~Patient with suspected TB transferred to floor without making staff aware.
~Patient transferred to ICU from ED without sharing information that patient was positive for MRSA.
~Patient directly admitted without informing receiving personnel that swab testing for influenza had come back positive.

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Issue: A number of events reported co CPS’ Patient Safety Organization (PSO) demonstrate poor handoff communication about the patients’ infectious disease status Examples include: Patient with

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