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Project by Slappendel nominated for the Achmea Zorgveiligheidsprijs

October 30, 2013

Endowed professor Rob Slappendel was nominated for the Achmea Safe Care Award for his '100% Compliance with the Blood Transfusions Guideline' project at Amphia Hospital. He will present the project during the Good Practices Day on 22 November.

Participants that submit ideas for the IGZ ZorgVeiligPrijs 2013 (Healthcare Inspectorate Safe Care Award) present their submissions to their colleagues. Commentary related to these fascinating presentations of 'good practices' is provided by specialists from the healthcare sector as well as safety experts. They are followed by a discussion with the audience. The best presentation is rewarded with the Achmea Safe Care Award. The project had already been included among the three nominees for the Healthcare Inspectorate Safe Care Award 2013.

Amphia converted the Dutch Institute for Healthcare Improvement (CBO) guideline for blood transfusions into a checklist. This ensures that the CBO guideline is respected. As a result of this methodology Amphia achieved cost savings on two levels: 16% less blood was used, which meant that EUR 400,000 was saved and there are less complications as a result of blood transfusions. In total following the methodology allowed Amphia to save EUR 1.6 million.

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