A campaign to spread basic interventions while simultaneously reducing patient harm
WHY WAKE UP
- Use as little sedation as possible
- 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
- Get the patient moving!
- Progressive mobility preserves muscle strength, reduces delirium, improves lower extremity circulation and lung capacity and reduces length of stay
WHY SOAP UP
- Wash your hands!
- Hand hygiene is the single most effective way to reduce the transmission of hospital-acquired infections
- Hand hygiene can help prevent a secondary infection
WHY SCRIPT UP
- Reviewing medications at each transition allows for:
- the removal of medications that are no longer necessary or may now be unsafe for the patients
- assessment of ease of adherence: available, affordable, fewest doses per day, most tolerable
- the addition of necessary medications.
- Using the narrowest spectrum antibiotic that matches the culture results at 48-72 hours optimizes outcomes and minimizes complications, e.g., C. difficile
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