The EASE Quality Improvement Project: Improving Safe Sleep Practices in Ohio Children’s Hospitals - American Board of Medical Specialties

This study assessed the change in infant safe sleep practices after the implementation of a quality improvement program. This collaborative effort involved 6 children’s hospitals, with over 4000 patient audits. Outcomes showed a significant improvement of infants in a safe sleep environment. Changes observed were due to plan-do-study-act (PDSA) processes, improved hospital procedures, family education, and communication practices. Staff buy-in was an important part of the effort’s success. Hospitalists who participated received Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV credit.

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