Three Years and Counting: Sustaining the Gains for Patient Safety in a Critical Care Unit

Problems Lean Solves, an Improvement Story

SEATTLE, Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Mason Institute, a leading lean education resource for health care organizations, published a quality improvement story that describes how a multidisciplinary team at Virginia Mason achieved 36 months of 100 percent compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) measures for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis for their intensive care patients.

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How did the team use transparency and technology to engage staff, patients and family members to work together to prevent blood clots in inpatients? How did they sustain their work? Click here [] to read their advice to others who want to achieve zero defects for their patients.

At Virginia Mason Institute, the lean methods we teach -- and our primary source of inspiration -- come from the remarkable work our colleagues do every day at Virginia Mason. Their years of dedication to their improvement work has made care dramatically better for patients, providers and staff.

-- Three Years and Counting: Sustaining the Gains for Patient Safety in
Critical Care Unit: Click here to read the improvement story

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Virginia Mason Institute [] provides lean coaching and education to organizations worldwide to improve patient safety, quality and efficiency. Our certified lean experts help health care leaders embed a sustainable lean culture that produces better care and improved patient and staff satisfaction.

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