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Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality
The Armstrong Institute's goal is to eliminate preventable harm to patients and to achieve the best patient outcomes at the lowest cost possible, and then to share knowledge of how to achieve this goal with the world. Created with a $10 million gift from C. Michael Armstrong, former chairman of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Board of Trustees, the institute also provides an infrastructure that, for the first time, oversees, coordinates and supports patient safety and quality efforts across Johns Hopkins' integrated health care system.
Find training opportunities for frontline staff to develop a comprehensive unit-based safety program.
Patient Safety Summit
Health care professionals across the organization meet at this one-day annual event to discuss and learn about improving patient safety.
Blood Clot Prevention
Find venous thromboembolism resources for clinicians and patients.
The Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence
Johns Hopkins Medicine announced the opening of the Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence. The center, led by David Newman-Toker, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology and otolaryngology and an internationally-recognized leader in diagnostic research and diagnostic safety, will enhance diagnostic accuracy, cut waste on unnecessary diagnostic testing, and move the needle on eliminating preventable harms from diagnostic errors worldwide. This center is part of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.
Patient Safety Conversations | Patient Mobility Program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital
A Johns Hopkins Medicine study found that getting patients moving in the intensive care units (ICUs) improved their outcomes and mobility rates at discharge and decreased time in intensive care. Amy Toonstra, a physical therapist and Cindy Dwyer, a nurse clinician on the surgical intensive care unit at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, developed a mobility program that is a collaboration between patients, their families and bedside nurses to set daily mobility goals and track their progress. As a result, more patients are reaching their highest levels of mobility and demonstrate improved mobility and outcomes when they are discharged from the hospital.