QI Project Reduces Severe Pain and Serious Adverse Events: A Systems Approach to Patient Safety

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Abstract

SYNOPSIS:

A French multidisciplinary team conducted a quality improvement project that was successful in improving pain management and reducing serious adverse events associated with the routine ICU nursing care activities of bathing, massage, linen changes, and repositioning.

SOURCE:

de Jong A, et al. Decreasing severe pain and serious adverse events while moving intensive care unit patients: A prospective interventional study (the NURSE-DO project). Crit Care 2013;17:R74. [Epub ahead of print.]

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