MHA and the affiliated Maryland Patient Safety Center enhance patient safety and the overall health status of the communities served by Maryland's hospitals.
Our current efforts include work on catheter-associated urinary tract infections, central line-associated blood stream infections, hand hygiene, sepsis, surgical site infections, and ventilator-associated pneumonia.
In effort to support enhanced collaboration and the accurate measurement of reductions in complications, MHA has convened a series of work groups to develop standard definitions for certain diagnoses identified by the hospital field:
- Aspiration pneumonia
- Respiratory failure
- Post-operative respiratory insufficiency
- Obstetric hemorrhage
- Obstetric lacerations
- Renal failure
- Acute kidney injury
- Renal insufficiency