The Josie King Foundation has been in the news as we continue to pursue the efforts of quality and safety.
||Ten Steps to Preventing Infection in Hospitals
The facts are frightening: As many as one in 10 patients hospitalized in the U.S. will come down with an infection—often due to the very care that is supposed to be restoring health.
These infections afflict nearly two million patients a year, cause close to 100,000 deaths and cost up to $6.5 billion.
But they are not inevitable.
Here are 10 ways to prevent infection in health-care settings—a list gleaned from conversations with doctors, nurses, administrators, the nonprofit Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths, and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.
Read the full article at http://tinyurl.com/yfzlbbn.
(Accessed on October 27, 2009)
|Johns Hopkins, Disclosure
||A Remedy of Errors
Hopkins Medicine Magazine is published three times a year for alumni, faculty, parents and friends of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Their Spring/Summer 2004 issue featured a story titled, A Remedy of Errors, which highlights Hopkins' partnership with Sorrel King on patient safety.
|Josie King Story DVD
||Institute for Healthcare Improvement's National Conference
Sorrel spoke at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's National Conference. To receive a copy of the video for educational use, please go to the The Josie King Story DVD page.
||Josie King Act (QUEST Act)
On July 21, 2004, Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI) introduced the "Josie King Act" (also known as the "QUEST Act"). The bill would transform the technological backbone of the American healthcare industry by 2015, enabling higher quality, better patient safety, and increased efficiency.
||Hospitals Tally Their Avoidable Mistakes
(Accessed on August 5, 2009)
Surgery on a patient with a debilitating spinal-cord disease went terribly wrong in a District hospital last year: The patient was discharged only to be readmitted a few days later complaining of severe leg pain. The surgeon, it turned out, had operated on the wrong part of the spine.