Quality Improvement

With patient safety as its centerpiece, the Einstein/Montefiore Division of Critical Care Medicine has a team of expert first responders with strong professional norms who offer quality care 24/7 throughout the hospital. Our purpose is to decrease variation in medical practice and the rates of avoidable complications such as "never events" and failure to resuscitate by improving our infrastructure, processes, and outcomes. Additionally, we strive to align our goals with those of the Einstein/Montefiore Strategic Plan, decreasing system fragmentation and changing cultural norms to assure organizational coherence.

Target Improvement Areas

  • Central Line-Associated Infections (CLABs) (PDF)
  • Surgical Site Infections
  • Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Rates (PDF)
  • Ventilator Compliance: Ventilator Bundle Checklist (PDF)

Initiatives

Services

Measures

Critical Care Medicine uses the Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare-defined efficiency and effectiveness measures.

  • Length of stay
  • Mortality

Evaluation

The Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program integrates nationally and internally recognized evaluation measures:

  • The fellowship program is accredited through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)'s peer review process based upon established standards and guidelines.
  • Fellows' knowledge, skills and attitudes required to be identified as an intensive care medicine specialist are measured through the Competency Based Training Programme in Intensive Care Medicine (CoBaTrICE)'s 12 competency areas
  • Resources