RI Hospitals

  • New Pain Relief Protocol at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital

    Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, Health Care Partners, a 359-bed facility in North Providence, Rhode Island, in April 2015 undertook a pilot program with an orthopedic surgeon in the hopes of decreasing post-operative pain and supporting early mobility. The hospital added the periarticular multimodal drug injection (PMDI) component to its multimodal analgesia protocol for total hip and knee replace...» Full Article
  • Westerly Hospital Improves Patient Safety with Staff Education & Interactive Malignant Hyperthermia Drills

    Westerly Hospital--a 125 bed facility in Rhode Island that is part of the Yale New Haven Health System— has implemented a robust Malignant Hyperthermia education program designed to improve staff’s ability to recognize a Malignant Hyperthermia event and initiate appropriate, life-saving treatment; thereby, increasing patient safety and quality of care. Additionally, staff will be able to recog...» Full Article
  • RI’s Westerly Hospital’s Remarkable Infection-Reduction Performance Zero

    That’s the number of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) that Westerly Hospital in Rhode Island has experienced in both its ICU and medical/surgery units from 2015 to today. Its performance in containing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) is equally as remarkable; in the hospital’s ICU and med/surg units there has been just one CAUTI, in the ICU, since 201...» Full Article
  • RI’s South Country Hospital’s – Post-Cesarean Care Bundle Reduces Infections

    South County Hospital of Wakefield, R.I., in 2014-15 noted a spike in post-cesarean surgical site infections (SSI). An inter-professional team was established to review current practice and opportunities for improvement, and settled on a goal of “zero harm.” To meet the goal, the hospital made changes to its “Best Practice Care Bundle,” instituted provider and staff education, as well...» Full Article
  • RI’s Kent Hospital Advances the Culture of Safety

    Kent Hospital’s Good Catch Award is a way to demonstrate the hospital’s commitment to keeping patients, visitors and employees safe by rewarding those individuals who "speak up" to prevent harm and improve the culture of safety. The Good Catch Award creates positive incentives for providers and staff to report patient safety events. Kent Hospital’s staff strives continuously to enhance th...» Full Article