ACEP‘s Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Section

Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Section

A section where all ACEP members who are interested in continuous quality improvement and patient safety may share and develop a base of knowledge and improve the quality of patient care.

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June 10, 2021

QIPS Bookclub

These past 18 months have been challenging for all of us caring for patients, managing departments and keeping our families safe.

June 10, 2021

Improving Second-Dose Antibiotic Administration in Admitted Patients

The timely administration of antibiotics has a well-established benefit in serious bacterial infections, including sepsis, bacteremia and meningitis.

June 10, 2021

QIPS Section Website Updates

Greetings QIPS members! With interest in quality improvement and patient safety growing, so too is the list of terms and acronyms – and so the QIPS glossary (with links to outside source material) is ...

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QIPS TIPS #33: Falling for You!

Shari Welch , MD, FACHE, FACEP 

As you now know, in 2008 CMS identified ten categories of conditions that will no longer be reimbursed. The implementation of this rule is now being felt by hospitals and providers. On a gut level the change does not seem unreasonable. The new rule basically says that if something bad happens to a patient in the hospital, the hospital does not get paid to treat that condition. These so-called Hospital Acquired Conditions include one entity particularly relevant for the emergency department: Falls and Trauma.

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