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The Up Campaign: Leadership Focus Poster

Published: by Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), Partnerships for Patients

Topic: UP Campaign | Resource type: Audience Specific

A campaign to spread basic interventions while simultaneously reducing patient harm

WHY WAKE UP

  • Reduces unnecessary sleepiness and sedation
  • Minimizing sedation allows for early mobilization, reduction of delirium, decreased risk of respiratory compromise and shortened length of stay
  • Over-sedation is a common adverse drug event

WHY GET UP

  • Early progressive mobility allows patients to return to function more quickly
  • Progressive mobility preserves muscle strength, reduces delirium, improves lower extremity circulation and lung capacity and reduces length of stay.

WHY SOAP UP

  • Appropriate hand hygiene reduces the spread of infection
  • Hand hygiene is the single most effective way to reduce the transmission of hospital-acquired infections

WHY SCRIPT UP

  • Too many, too few or the wrong medications, including antibiotics, lead to adverse drug events, longer and more intense stays and readmissions.
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