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Running head: BAYLOR UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER Outcomes and Measurements Baylor University Medical Center chose to focus on Preventative Care, specifically pneumonia and influenza prevention. With every admission, the patient was assessed for the need of the pneumonia/influenza vaccination. If the patient was found to be a candidate they were given the option to have the vaccination administered while in the hospital. The information was then recorded with the acceptance or denial of the vaccination. With this new initiative BUMC was able to raise their pneumonia immunization rate to 96% with the statewide rating of only 92% (Baylor, Scott & White, 2019) . The influenza vaccination rate rose to 99%, Texas average being 95% and nationally 94% (Baylor, Scott & White, 2019) . This is an ongoing outcome that we continue to encourage with our patients and nurses. As nurses in the emergency department we were specifically involved with a task to reduce catheter-associated infections. With this task we received training on the insertion of urinary catheters and proper hygiene associated with urinary catheters. Hand hygiene for all staff and visitors was also stressed. We preformed daily assessments on the catheters and removed them as soon as possible. With these changes catheter associated infection rates dropped with BUMC being at 0.448, Texas at 0.532, and nationally at 1 (Baylor, Scott & White, 2019) . Summary Baylor University Medical Center is a forward-thinking, innovative hospital that is truly working to provide the best possible care for its patients. They educate their staff, they research, and they provide community outreach in order to attain that goal. 5
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Running head: BAYLOR UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER References Baylor, Scott & White. (2019). Retrieved February 2, 2019, from 6
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