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Submissions from 2018

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Strategies to Improve Post-procedural Safe Patient Handoffs, Marguerite Anderson, Tara Herman, Janice Nichols, Robyn Dixon, Elizabeth Van Der Linden, Bonnie Boivin, Stephen Tyzik, MMC ASU, MMC PACU, SSU, Endoscopy, Advanced Endoscopy, and One Call Center

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Consistently Using a Transportation Department for Patient Discharge to Sustain Nursing Staffing Levels, Victoria Boutin, Joseph East, Stephen Tyzik, Joy Moody, Mark Parker, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, and Amy Sparks

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Strategies to Improve Timeliness for Cleaning Inpatient Rooms Following Patient Discharge, Lora Dixon, Environmental Services, Mark Parker, Ruth Hanselman, Suneela Nayak, and Amy Sparks

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Strategies to Increase Early Discharges to Decrease Hospital Length of Stay and Avoidable Patient Days for Neuro-Spine Patients, Corey Fravert, R6, Trauma Team, Rehab Medicine, Neurosurgery, Joy Moody, Mark Parker, Suneela Nayak, Stephen Tyzik, Ruth Hanselman, and Amy Sparks

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The Development and Implementation of a Reliable Method for Educating Provider Groups on Stroke Discharge Order Sets, Deborah Gregoire, Shawn Taylor, Suneela Nayak, Mark Parker, Kathryn Cope, Ruth Hanselman, Stephen Tyzik, Amy Sparks, and Brendan Lilley

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Improving the Management of Nationwide Drug and IV Bag Shortages, Inpatient Pharmacy, Supply Chain, Stephen Tyzik, Mark Parker, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, and Amy Sparks

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Strategies to Increase Early Discharges to Reduce Avoidable Patient Days and Improve Patient Flow, Cathy Palleschi, Cecilia Inman, Erica Weightman, James B. Powers, Stephen Tyzik, Joy Moody, Mark Parker, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, and Amy Sparks

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Sustaining Daily Management with Gemba Walks: A Scheduling Model , Mark Parker, Omar Hasan, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, Stephen Tyzik, and Amy Sparks

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Interprofessional Engagement in Lean Improvement in an Academic Healthcare Organization, Mark Parker, Suneela Nayak, Stephen Tyzik, Ruth Hanselman, Amy Sparks, and Linda Simonsen

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Coordination of Inpatient and Outpatient Care for Neurology Patients Undergoing Epilepsy Monitoring, Sara Schrock, Michelle Beane, Kathryn Cope, Mark Parker, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, Stephen Tyzik, Amy Sparks, and Brendan Lilley

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Increasing Bedside Medication Safety in an Intensive Care Setting, Natasha Stankiewicz, Jonathan Archibald, SCU 2, Mark Parker, Stephen Tyzik, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, and Amy Sparks

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Strategies to Improve Resource Availability for New Graduate Nurses in a Critical Care Setting, Natasha Stankiewicz, Jonathan Archibald, Shawn Taylor, Deborah Jackson, Bonnie Boivin, SCU 2, SCU 3, SCU 4, Endoscopy, RADCU, Mark Parker, Suneela Nayak, Stephen Tyzik, Ruth Hanselman, and Amy Sparks

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Improving Revenue Capture and Patient Safety in an ICU Setting, Natasha Stankiewicz, Laura Lewis, Jonathan Archibald, SCU 2, SCU 3, SCU 4, Mark Parker, Suneela Nayak, Stephen Tyzik, Ruth Hanselman, and Amy Sparks

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Implementing Strategies to Reduce Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections on an Inpatient Pediatric Unit, Sherryann St. Pierre, Nicole Manchester, Jessica Howe, Melanie Lord, Mark Parker, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, Stephen Tyzik, Amy Sparks, and Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

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Improving Communication Between Child Life Services and Nursing on an Inpatient Pediatric Unit, Sherryann St. Pierre, Elizabeth Shaughnessy, Bethany Kay, Barbara Bush Children's Hospital, Mark Parker, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, Stephen Tyzik, and Amy Sparks

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Improving Safe Handoffs & Transitions from the ED to Adult Inpatient: A Response to the AHRQ Hospital Patient Safety Culture Survey, Natalie Talbot, Joanne Chapman, Rhonda DiPhilippo, Gail Savage, Michele Higgins, Nancijean Goudey, Lori Sweatt, Erin Graydon Baker, Joseph East, Stephen Tyzik, Suneela Nayak, Mark Parker, Ruth Hanselman, and Amy Sparks

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Reducing O Negative Blood Product Usage in a Tertiary Care Academic Medical Center, Wendy Weiler, Tracy Cook, MMC Blood Bank, Mark Parker, Stephen Tyzik, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, and Amy Sparks

Submissions from 2017

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Interdepartmental Rounding, Peggy Anderson, Carrie Strick, R3 Med-Surg Unit, Haley Pelletier, Suneela Nayak, Stephen Tyzik, Ruth Hanselman, and Maine Medical Center Operational Excellence

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Strategies To Improve Control Of Blood A1C In Diabetics, Jennifer Aronson, Leanne Bellino, Elizabeth Eisenhardt, Diane Bryant, Haley Pelletier, Internal Medicine Team, and Adult Outpatient Clinic

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Communication Of Medication Side Effects In An Acute Care Hospital, Deb Bachand, Rachel Caiola, R6 Neurology Med-Surg Unit, Haley Pelletier, Brendan Lilley, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, and Stephen Tyzik

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Measure accurately, act rapidly, and partner with patients: an intuitive and practical three-part framework to guide efforts to improve hypertension control., Romsai T Boonyasai, Michael K Rakotz, Lisa H Lubomski, Donna M Daniel, Jill A Marsteller, Kathryn S Taylor, Lisa A Cooper, Omar Hasan, and Matthew K Wynia

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Delirium Reduction Strategies For The Critically Ill, June Chaves, Sam Canonico, Will Cheney, Tammy Corey, Gil Fraser, Alex Kowalewski, Jen Low, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Haley Pelletier, Cathy Palleschi, Stephen Tyzik, Suneela Nayak, and Ruth Hanselman

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Improving Cardiology Patient Flow In Nuclear Medicine, Kelly Haar, Hannah Sullivan, Kathryn Laverdiere, Nuclear Medicine Department, Haley Pelletier, Stephen Tyzik, Suneela Nayak, and Ruth Hanselman

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Aligning Opioid Prescribing Pathways, Andrea Lai, Outpatient Pharmacy, Haley Pelletier, Suneela Nayak, Stephen Tyzik, and Ruth Hanselman

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Improving Type And Screen Specimen Collection Prior To Elective Surgery, NorDx Blood Bank Staff, Haley Pelletier, Suneela Nayak, Stephen Tyzik, and Ruth Hanselman

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Identification Strategies For The Very High Fall Risk Patient In An Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, P6 Inpatient Geri-Med Psychiatry, Haley Pelletier, Suneela Nayak, Stephen Tyzik, and Ruth Hanselman

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Patient Fall Prevention, R9 West Cardiovascular, Cathy Palleschi, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, and Stephen Tyzik

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Strategies To Improve Interdisciplinary Communication In An Acute Care Inpatient Pediatric Unit, Sarah Thompson; Haley Pelletier; Barbara Bush Children's Hospital-Inpatient, Maine Medical Center; Suneela Nayak; Ruth Hanselman; and Stephen Tyzik