100k
Lives Interventions


MEDICATION
ERRORS


Medications
can keep you healthy and save your life. So having accurate
information about the medications you're taking is critical,
particularly if you need to go to the hospital. Find
out what you need to know about creating and keeping
your medication history up to date. Fact sheets for
Patients and Families:


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RAPID
RESPONSE TEAMS


When
a patient's condition begins to worsen, the difference
between life and death can be measured in minutes. Find
out what Colorado hospitals are doing with Rapid Response
Teams to keep patients safe and save even more lives.
Fact sheets for Patients and Families:


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VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED
PNEUMONIA

Some
hospital patients need help breathing and are placed
on a ventilator. These machines can save their lives,
but they also can create ventilator-associated pneumonia
(VAP), a lung infection. Find out how Colorado hospitals
are working to prevent VAP and keep patients safe. Fact
sheets for Patients and Families:


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HEART
ATTACK PREVENTION


Heart
disease is the number one killer in the U.S. Fortunately,
today there are proven standards in care to help prevent
deaths in heart attack patients. Find out what Colorado
hospitals are doing to save even more lives. Fact sheets
for Patients and Families:

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INFECTIONS
AFTER SURGERY


Most
patients who have surgery do well. But sometimes, patients
get infections. Today, hospitals are working to prevent
infections at surgical sites by routinely applying proven
standards in care. Find out what Colorado hospitals
are doing to prevent these infections. Fact sheets for
Patients and Families:


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CENTRAL
LINE INFECTIONS


Hospital
patients who need a lot of intravenous medications or
blood drawn may need to have a central venous catheter,
or "line" put into one of their veins. Find
out what Colorado hospitals are doing to prevent infections
in central lines and keep patients safe. Fact sheets
for Patients and Families:


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