Institution: A.C. Camargo Cancer Center

Location: São Paulo, Brazil

Commitment Name: Implementation of Rapid Response Teams at Surgical Ward

Projected Lives Saved: 500

Commitment Summary: Our main goal is to improve outcomes in three situations: cardiac arrest, difficult airway and massive bleeding.

Commitment Owner: Aline Chibana, MD, Quality and Risk Manager - Department of Anesthesiology


Institution: A.C. Camargo Cancer Center

Location: São Paulo, Brazil

Commitment Name: Implementation of a Difficult Airway Team at an Oncologic Center

Projected Lives Saved: 70

Commitment Summary: Improve the management of difficult airway patients at the surgical ward.

Commitment Owner: Daniel Gilio, MD, Quality and Risk Manager - Department of Anesthesiology


Institution: Advanced Resuscitation Training

Location: Fallbrook, CA

Commitment Name: The Advanced Resuscitation Training (ART) program has been featured at the Patient Safety Movement conference in the past and is the foundation for APSS 11.

Projected Lives Saved: 695

Commitment Summary: Various hospitals are adopting the ART program, which targets a reduction in preventable deaths. As various hospitals adopt the ART [...]

Commitment Owner: Daniel Davis, MD


Institution: Alameda Health System

Location: Oakland, CA

Commitment Name: Reduce the Rate of Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers

Projected Lives Saved: Last year the UCLA School of Nursing in California conducted a retrospective analysis of 51,842 randomly selected Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized [...]

Commitment Summary: Alameda Health System’s (AHS) commitment seeks to address the harm caused to patients when they develop pressure ulcers in our [...]

Commitment Owner: Kerin Bashaw, Vice President, Quality


Institution: Baylor Scott & White Health Care System

Location: Dallas, TX

Commitment Name: Journey to No Preventable Deaths, No Preventable Injuries and No Preventable Risk.

Projected Lives Saved: Our goal is similar to the Patient Safety Movement “Zero Preventable Deaths by 2020.” We also have a goal of [...]

Commitment Summary: The patient safety vision at Baylor Scott & White Health Care System has 3 components: (1) achieving no preventable deaths, [...]

Commitment Owner: Don Kennerly MD, PhD, Chief Patient Safety Officer


Institution: Baylor Scott and White Health

Location: Dallas, Texas

Commitment Name: High Risk Surgery Initiative

Projected Lives Saved: Projected Lives Saved: 20 annually when fully implemented in 2018.

Commitment Summary: Over a decade ago, the manuscript published in the New England Journal of Medicine, “Hospital volume and surgical mortality in [...]

Commitment Owner: Jan Compton, Chief Patient Safety Officer


Institution: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Location: Boston, MA

Commitment Name: Improve the overall quality and safety of the preparation and testing of compounded sterile products in the pharmacy department.

Projected Lives Saved: Unable to give and estimate on this at this time.

Commitment Summary: Medical and pharmacy literature clearly articulates the problems of medication errors with incorrectly compounded sterile products. In addition the New [...]

Commitment Owner: William Churchill, Chief of Pharmacy Services


Institution: Cedars Sinai

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Commitment Name: Reduction in Injury Falls

Projected Lives Saved: 1

Commitment Summary: Our commitment is to reduce injury falls by 50%

Commitment Owner: Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, System Chief Nurse Executive, Vice President, Nursing & Chief Nursing Officer


Institution: Centre Hospitalier de Melun-Senart

Location: Melun, Melun

Commitment Name: Reduction of ICU acquired infection and multi resistant bacteria transmission. The specific goal for catheter-related bloodstream infections is zero.

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: The estimated prevalence of infections in ICU patients worldwide is 51.4 % [1]. These infections target a group of patients [...]

Commitment Owner: Cecile Lormail, RN, MSN, CNL, Head Nurse and Infection Prevention Coordinator


Institution: Centro de Atención Integral en Salud Mental

Location: Zapopan, Jalisco

Commitment Name: Challenge 2A HAI: hand hygiene

Projected Lives Saved: 170

Commitment Summary: Strengthen adherence to hand hygiene

Commitment Owner: Jorge Estanislao Alvarez Barajas, Gestor de Calidad / Licenciado en enfermería

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