Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS)

20A Optimal Neonatal Oxygen Targeting

Ideal oxygen saturation for newborns involves a balance between hypoxia and hyperoxia. Hospitals can maintain this balance through continuous oxygen monitoring, supplemental oxygen therapy, and following established neonatal target oxygen levels for the preterm infants.

Our APSS outline actionable steps healthcare organizations should take to successfully implement and sustain behavior change for high reliability, shared understanding, thorough communication, and meaningful person-centered care across the organization.

Actionable steps include:

  • Executive Summary Checklist
  • Leadership checklist guide to determine whether current evidence-based guidelines are being followed in your organization
  • Performance improvement plan to follow if improvements are necessary
  • Clinical workflow for preoccupation with workflow for areas of improvement
  • How to educate patients and family members about the significance of their role throughout the continuum
  • Guidance on how to measure outcomes

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