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The Up Campaign: Quality Leaders 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

  • 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
  • Monitoring reversal agents and maintaining a continued emphasis on minimal sedation can assist in the prevention of several harm events: ADE, FTR, delirium, falls, VAE, VTE as well as airway safety

WHY GET UP

  • Progressive mobility preserves muscle strength, reduces delirium, improves lower extremity circulation and lung capacity and reduces length of stay
  • Opportunity to collaborate with all disciplines to decrease harm to patients
  • A focus on progressive mobility and ambulation can impact falls, pressure ulcers/injuries, CAUTI, VAE, VTE, readmissions and delirium.

WHY SOAP UP

  • Hand-washing is the single most effective way to reduce the transmission of hospital-acquired infections.
  • Effective hand-washing cuts across all infection related topics.

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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