Implementing Strategies to Reduce Morbidity at the Markham Stouffville Hospital

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Safer Healthcare Now Strategies: VAP Bundle, Medication Reconciliation and Fall Prevention
Implementing Strategies to Reduce Morbidity at the Markham Stouffville Hospital
According to CUPE (2009), 220, 000 healthcare associated infections occur in Canada every year and with 8,500 to 12,000 deaths a year. There are about 4,000 cases of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) each year causing an estimated 230 deaths and 17, 000 ICU days (Safer Healthcare Now, 2009a). In a study conducted by Shorr et al. (2002), 245 hospitalized patients experienced 256 falls within 194 days. ISMP Canada Safety Bulletin (2010) reports that in 4740 medication incidents in long-term care facilities, 2.8% resulted in harm or death. The patient outcomes at the...
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