Nov
17
2015

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit achieves patient safety milestone in HAPU prevention

The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) had one hospital-acquired pressure ulcer (HAPU) in a period of 892 days, which translates to 647 days and 244 days without a HAPU occurrence. These notable milestones demonstrate the value of teamwork and commitment to cultivating an environment of safe patient care. When epilepsy patients are admitted to the EMU Read More…

Jun
9
2015

Call-to-Action: Error prevention training deadline is June 30

Since implementing error prevention training almost a year ago, more than half of Texas Children’s employees – 8,075 clinical and nonclinical staff – have completed their required training. While these numbers are impressive, our goal is to achieve 100 percent compliance by Tuesday, June 30. In July 2014, Texas Children’s launched error prevention training to Read More…

Dec
2
2014

Heal without harm: If something doesn’t seem quite right, question it

Texas Children’s cares for some of the country’s most critically ill patients, and safe, quality care for every patient is the most important responsibility of each staff member and employee here. Equipping our staff and employees with the knowledge and tools to take preventive action is key to creating an environment of safe patient care. Read More…

Nov
4
2014

Heal without harm: Know your surroundings to act quickly in an emergency

Texas Children’s cares for some of the country’s most critically ill patients, and safe, quality care for every patient is the most important responsibility of each staff member and employee here. Equipping our staff and employees with the knowledge and tools to take preventive action is key to creating an environment of safe patient care. Read More…

Jul
22
2014

CareFirst to create environment for safer patient care

“Please don’t hurt me. Heal me, and be nice to me.” In that order, those are our patients’ most basic needs. Preventing errors and not harming patients are the most important responsibilities of every Texas Children’s employee. Organization-wide Error Prevention Training launched last week to help ensure every one of us is equipped with the Read More…