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The Up Campaign: State 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

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

WHY GET UP

  • Impacts seven core topics: CAUTI, delirium, falls, pressure ulcers/injuries, readmissions, VAE and VTE.
  • 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 all patients who are not mobilized are at risk as well

WHY SOAP UP

  • Impacts five core topics: CAUTI, CLABSI, CDI, sepsis and VAE
  • Hand hygiene is not a new strategy, but it is a critical one
  • It 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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