Two patient care units at Christiana Care received Zero Harm Awards for the achievement of zero patient harm for 12 consecutive months in a specific Christiana Care Focus on Excellence patient safety harm measure.
The Transitional Care Unit (TCU) at Christiana Hospital has achieved a full year without a central-line bloodstream infection (CLABSI). The medical unit 5D at Christiana Hospital was honored for achieving a full year without a major injury due to a patient fall.
“Congratulations to the Transitional Care Team for achieving 365 days CLABSI-free,” said Kimberly Talley, MSN, RN, CRNP CNML-BC, FABC, vice president, Patient Care Services, Surgical. “This is a monumental achievement and the result of hard work, commitment and dedication.
“Receiving the Zero Harm Award is a remarkable achievement for both the 5D and TCU nurses, physicians, staff, and leaders,” said Joanne McAuliffe, DNP, MSN/BA, BSN, RN, OCN, NEA-BC, vice president, Patient Care Services, Wilmington Hospital. “Quality outcomes and improvements in clinical practice are the direct result of vigilant adherence to evidence-based interventions. Sustainment of those improvements is the bedrock of Advancing The Christiana Care Way.”
The Zero Harm Award may be presented to patient care units, clinical departments or specialties, or other teams at Christiana Care’s Safety First Committee meeting and prominently displayed on the Quality and Safety intranet site. Awardees also are recognized at Christiana Care’s annual Focus on Excellence Award Ceremony.