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MedExpress is a privately-owned company seeking to provide a customer-service approach to medicine, minimize wait times and address the need for world-class, compassionate patient care.
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Jane Trombetta, RN and VP of ...
Jane Trombetta, RN and VP of Quality and Risk Management for MedExpress, explains warning signs and preventative tips to stay safe in cold weather to the Dominion Post.
Quality and Risk Management
Quality and Risk Management at UPMC Passavant monitors certain patient groups during their stay, including acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, pneumonia, and immunization cases, to make sure best practices are employed.
Providing the right care for the patients while they are in the hospital can help reduce the number of readmissions-a major goal of this department.
"We also participate in the development of a discharge plan for each patient.
Our objective is an effective transition from the hospital to the patient's home, which can help reduce readmissions," explains Ms. Trombetta
It's also an opportunity for our staff to remember the patients that they cared for," says Ms. Trombetta
In order to gather community input, UPMC Passavant
encourages local residents to participate on various hospital committees, such as the Patient Risk
and Safety Committee
and the Infection Control Committee
"Former patients make great community representatives," says Ms. Trombetta
For example, the system uses a ...
For example, the system uses a harm scale to code errors as serious events or incidents, explains Jane Trombetta, senior risk manager and patient safety officer for UPMC Passavant, a 270-bed community hospital associated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.But categorizing an error is not so black and white, she says.
Certain errors, such as instrument problems#8212for example, a machine that wasn't calibrated correctly and produces erroneous results#8212would be deemed an infrastructure failure, Trombetta
says.It would be up to the patient safety officer, not the pathologist, to categorize that error, but the pathologist would have to be aware that the error has to be reported, she
explains.In the past, such an equipment failure would most likely not have been reported, she
"So basically what the PA-PSRS [safety reporting system] program has done is kind of re-categorize things a little bit," Trombetta