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The Up Campaign: Physician 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

  • 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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