As the Quality Improvement Organization for Louisiana, we are working with Louisiana healthcare providers to improve individual patient care.
Our patient safety initiatives in hospitals will reduce central line bloodstream infections by implementing the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP), then expand to encompass catheter-associated urinary tract infections, Clostridium difficile and surgical site infections. All Medicare participating hospitals also will receive technical assistance for reporting inpatient and outpatient quality data to CMS. Read more about our work with Louisiana hospitals.
In nursing homes, work initially targets pressure ulcers and physical restraints, then evolves to address other healthcare acquired conditions, such as falls and catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Read more about our work with Louisiana nursing homes.
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