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    Ready to Roll: Team Effort Bucks Sedation TrendOpens in a new window

    Jul 31, 2023
    Most patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation in Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Units (CTICU) – which treat some of the hospitals’ sickest patients – remain sedated and bedridden for the bulk of their stay. A team of IHQSE Alumni are helping to change that and improve patient outcomes, starting with one strong-willed young woman named Chenille.
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    3 Q's for QI | Q&A with Dr. Norman Friedman

    Jun 6, 2023
    A IHQSE team, including Dr. Norman Friedman, engaged clinicians and staff across multiple services to revise the perioperative pathway for children having a T&A. Published in The Laryngoscope, the team found that 75% of children who qualified as “high risk” patients by the American Academy of Otolaryngology’s clinical practice T&A overnight monitoring guideline were off oxygen within 3 hours of surgery.
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    3 Q's for QI | Q&A with Dr. Tyler Anstett and Dr. Brad Morse

    Mar 29, 2023
    A team including IHQSE Faculty member Dr. Tyler Anstett engaged clinicians from different specialties to rethink the design of blood transfusion orders in the EHR at University of Colorado Hospital. This project, ultimately aimed at improving adherence with transfusion guidelines, was recently published in the January volume of Applied Clinical Informatics. We caught up with Dr. Brad Morse and Dr. Tyler Anstett to learn more about the motivation behind this project and what it could mean for future EHR design improvements.
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