11W earns another 365 Days of Safety Award

July 23, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

Congratulations to the faculty and staff of 11W for their work to champion patient safety at Michigan Medicine!

The unit recently earned a 365 Days of Safety Award for going another full year without a CLABSI (Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection). 

This is the team’s third CLABSI award in a row, meaning they have avoided such an infection for three straight years. Their effective safety practices were put in place following a thorough and rigorous review of the necessity of access lines — in the end reducing unnecessary exposure days for patients.

The 365 Days of Safety Award program recognizes outstanding practice within a patient care unit, area, clinic or department which resulted in the avoidance of patient harm and health care-acquired conditions for 365 consecutive days. The award also demonstrates the sustainability of the associated patient safety practice, as demonstrated by 11W.

To learn more about 365 Days of Safety Award, to see past winners or to submit a nomination, click here.