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Airway Safety Change Package

Published: by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET)

Topic: Airway Safety | Resource type: Change Package

The Recognition and Prevention Of Airway Events And Harm Events Change Package is intended for hospitals participating in the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) project led by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services (CMS) and the Partnership for Patients (PFP); it is meant to be a tool to help you make patient care safer and improve care transitions. This change package is a summary of themes from the successful practices of high performing health organizations across the country. It was developed through clinical practice sharing, organization site visits and subject matter expert contributions. This change package includes a menu of strategies, change concepts and specific actionable items that any hospital can choose to implement based on need. Hospitals may use it to begin testing for purposes of improving patient quality of life and care. This change package is intended to be complementary to literature reviews and other evidence-based tools and resources.

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