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The Up Campaign: Nursing Staff Focus Poster

Published: by American Hospital Association/Health Research & Educational Trust, Cynosure Health

Topic: UP Campaign | Resource type: Audience Specific

A campaign to spread basic interventions while simultaneously reducing patient harm

WHY WAKE UP

  • 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 that can increase harm and prolong length of stay due to respiratory atelectasis, weakness and immobility
  • Impacts six core topics: ADE, delirium, falls, airway safety, VTE and VAE

WHY GET UP

  • Progressive mobility preserves muscle strength, reduces delirium, improves lower extremity circulation and lung capacity and reduces length of stay.
  • Lack of mobility is most dangerous for the elderly, but healthier patients who are not mobilized are at risk as well.
  • Impacts six core topics: VAE, VTE, delirium, falls, pressure ulcers and readmissions.

WHY SOAP UP

  • It is the single most effective way to reduce the transmission of hospital-acquired infections
  • Hand hygiene is not a new strategy, but remains a critical one
  • Impacts seven core topics: SSI, CLABSI, CDI, CAUTI, VAE, VTE and readmissions

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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