SMCA Quick FactsFYI6
|*Does not include physicians|
|Patient Days: 101,023||Neonatal ICU Days: 10,237|
|Average Daily Census: 276.02||Open Heart Cases: 282|
|Average Length of Stay: 4.88||Employees*: 2,223|
|ER Visits: 32,793||Licensed Beds: 530|
|Outpatient Visits: 83,832||BSN or HIgher Rate: 65.74%|
|Inpatient Surgical Visits: 5,687||Certification Rate: 21.13%|
|Outpatient Surgical Visits: 7,994||Deliveries: 4,757|
Decreasing Use of Sedatives for Ventilated Patients
Prolonged use of sedatives can make a recovery more difficult for patients using a ventilator. A new Sedation Lightening Protocol for ventilated patients has resulted in numerous benefits, including greater patient involvement in their plan of care.
Lowering CLABSI Rates in the ICU
Our SMCA nurses reduced central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) through a safety initiative launched in response to increasing rates of infection. This lowered the CLABSI rate in the Intermediate Care Unit from 5.87 to 0.
Modifying the Seton Infant Skin Risk Assessment Tool
Debbie Vance, MSN, RN, headed a study to determine the best ways to reduce pressure ulcers and skin breakdown in hospitals. Her review included data on 87 babies with skin wounds.