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Reducing Falls and Fall-Related Injuries in Medical-Surgical Units: One-Year Multihospital Falls Collaborative

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Quality Improvement Project to Improve Patient Satisfaction With Pain Management: Using Human-Centered Design

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The Race: Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Project Aimed at Achieving Superior Patient Outcomes

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Interrupted Time Series Versus Statistical Process Control in Quality Improvement Projects

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An Evidence-Based Cue-Selection Guide and Logic Model to Improve Pressure Ulcer Prevention in Long-term Care

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Health Behavior Theory for Pressure Ulcer Prevention: Root-Cause Analysis Project in Critical Care Nursing

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Nursing Staff Develop a Video to Prevent Falls: A Quality Improvement Project

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Tracking Discharge Delays: Critical First Step Toward Mitigating Process Breakdowns and Inefficiencies

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SQUIRE 2.0 (Standards for QUality Improvement Reporting Excellence): Revised Publication Guidelines From a Detailed Consensus Process

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Understanding Nonurgent Pediatric Emergency Department Visits: Using Hospital and Family-Centric Data to Inform System Redesign

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Improving Medication Administration Safety in a Community Hospital Setting Using Lean Methodology

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Using a Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety to Evaluate a Hospital-wide Daily Chlorhexidine Bathing Intervention

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Creating a Standardized Process to Meet Core Measure Compliance

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Impact of the Development of a Regional Collaborative to Reduce 30-Day Heart Failure Readmissions

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Better Care, Better Quality: Reducing Avoidable Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Residents

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Annual Cross-Sectional Study of Nurse-Sensitive Problems: How to Keep a Finger on the Pulse

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Implementation of a Nursing Home Quality Improvement Project to Reduce Resident Pain: A Qualitative Case Study

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Use of Six Sigma for Eliminating Missed Opportunities for Prevention Services

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Quality of Hospice Care: Comparison Between Rural and Urban Residents

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Health Care Systems Redesign Project to Improve Dysphagia Screening

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Improving Pneumococcal Immunization Rates in an Ambulatory Setting

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Improving Patient Care Through Student Leadership in Team Quality Improvement Projects

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Implementing a Clinical Practice Guideline to Manage Postpartum Urinary Retention

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Implementation of Patient-Centered Bedside Rounds in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

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Effectiveness of Structured Hourly Nurse Rounding on Patient Satisfaction and Clinical Outcomes

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Implementation of a Smart Pump Champions Program to Decrease Potential Patient Harm

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Surgical Suite to Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Handover Protocol: Implementation Process and Long-term Sustainability

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Integrating Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Into Nursing Homes: The Missouri Quality Initiative Experience

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Staff-Developed Infection Prevention Program Decreases Health Care–Associated Infection Rates in Pediatric Critical Care

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Implementation of a Follow-up Telephone Call Process for Patients at High Risk for Readmission

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Beyond Best Practice: Implementing a Unit-Based CLABSI Project

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Please Release Me: Restraint Reduction Initiative in a Health Care System

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Sustainability of Improvements in Perinatal Teamwork and Safety Climate

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Hospitals' Adoption of Targeted Cognitive and Functional Status Quality Indicators for Vulnerable Elders

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Every Second Counts: Innovations to Increase Timely Defibrillation Rates

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Reducing Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers: A Quality Improvement Project Across 21 Hospitals

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Using FOCUS PDSA to Improve Antipsychotic Medication Management

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A Quality Improvement Plan to Reduce 30-Day Readmissions of Heart Failure Patients

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Implementation of a Nurse-Driven Protocol to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

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Outcomes of a Quality Improvement Project Implementing Stroke Discharge Advocacy to Reduce 30-Day Readmission Rates

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Evaluation of the Effect of the Modified Early Warning System on the Nurse-Led Activation of the Rapid Response System

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Inpatient Nursing Care and Early Warning Scores: A Workflow Mismatch

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Using Process Improvement Methodology to Address the Complex Issue of Falls in the Inpatient Setting

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Enablers and Barriers to Implementing Unit-Specific Nursing Performance Dashboards

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Evaluating a Breakthrough Series Collaborative in a Swedish Health Care Context

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Group Diabetes Self-Management Education in a Primary Care Setting: A Quality Improvement Project

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Failure to Rescue as the Conceptual Basis for Nursing Clinical Peer Review

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Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection: A Successful Prevention Effort Employing a Multipronged Initiative at an Academic Medical Center

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Decreasing Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Non-ICU Population

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Hospital to Nursing Home Transition Challenges: Perceptions of Nursing Home Staff

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Quality Improvement in Nursing Homes: Testing of an Alarm Elimination Program

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Use of Healthcare Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (HFMEA) to Quantify Risks of the Human Milk Feeding Process

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Use of Pagers With an Alarm Escalation System to Reduce Cardiac Monitor Alarm Signals

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Early Removal of Urinary Catheters in Patients With Thoracic Epidural Catheters

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Analysis of Critical Laboratory Value Nurse-to-Physician Follow-up Calls at a Community Hospital

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Three Nursing Interventions' Impact on HCAHPS Scores

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Success of a Multimodal Program to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance

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Culture Change in Infection Control: Applying Psychological Principles to Improve Hand Hygiene

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Improving Wait Times in Primary Care Using the Dartmouth Microsystem Improvement Curriculum

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Early-Career Registered Nurses' Participation in Hospital Quality Improvement Activities

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Analysis of Staff Safety Concerns

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Evaluation of a Nurse-Led Safety Program in a Critical Care Unit

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An Organizational Assessment of Disruptive Clinician Behavior: Findings and Implications

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Quality Nursing Care and Opportunities for Improvement: Insights From Patients and Family Members

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Abstraction of Core Measure Data: Creating a Process for Interrater Reliability

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Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement in Nursing Homes: Using Evidence-Based Protocols to Observe Nursing Care Processes in Real Time

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The Veterans Affairs National Quality Scholars Program: A Model for Interprofessional Education in Quality and Safety

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Separating Predictable and Unpredictable Work to Manage Interruptions and Promote Safe and Effective Work Flow

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Achieving Quality Improvement in the Nursing Home: Influence of Nursing Leadership on Communication and Teamwork

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National Hospital Quality Measures Data: Supporting Nurses' Key Roles in Organizational Performance Improvement

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Evaluation of Quality Improvement Initiative in Pediatric Oncology: Implementation of Aggressive Hydration Protocol

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An Educational Intervention to Increase “Speaking-Up” Behaviors in Nurses and Improve Patient Safety

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Use of an Intervention Bundle to Eliminate Pressure Ulcers in Critical Care

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Quality Improvement Project to Determine Outpatient Chemotherapy Capacity and Improve Utilization

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Quality Improvement in an Anticoagulation Clinic: Development of a New Treatment Protocol

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Prevention and Management of Postoperative Delirium Among Older Patients on an Orthopedic Surgical Unit: A Best Practice Implementation Project

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Evaluation of an Evidence-Based, Nurse-Driven Checklist to Prevent Hospital-Acquired Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Intensive Care Units

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Experience With Implementation of a Quality Improvement Project for the Care of Nursing Home Residents

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Moving Data to Nursing Quality Excellence

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Elimination of Excess Preoperative Wait Time and Its Impact on Immediate Clinical Outcomes Among Patients Undergoing Spinal Surgery

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Implementation of a Web-Based System to Improve the Transitional Care of Older Adults

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Effectiveness of 2 Methods of Chlorhexidine Bathing

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Measuring Quality: One Hospice's Process

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Soft on Sticks: An Evidence-Based Practice Approach to Reduce Children's Needlestick Pain

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Bedside Handover: Quality Improvement Strategy to “Transform Care at the Bedside”

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Designing Nursing Excellence Through a National Quality Forum Nurse Scholar Program

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Nursing Home Culture: A Critical Component in Sustained Improvement

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Benchmark Selection Considerations

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An Evaluation of a Sitter Reduction Program Intervention

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Veteran Satisfaction With RN Voice-Mail Greeting

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Reducing Specimen Identification Errors

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Using the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicators for Targeting Nursing Quality Improvement

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Nurse Manager Perceptions of the Impact of Process Improvements by Nurses

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Evidence‐Based Practice Improvement: Merging 2 Paradigms

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Rapid Cycle Change Projects Improve Quality of Care

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Minimizing Hypoglycemia in the Wake of a Tight Glycemic Control Protocol in Hospitalized Patients

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