S Berenholtz

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Improving care for the ventilated patient
    Sean M Berenholtz
    Departments of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, Surgery, and Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 30:195-204. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Assessing the effectiveness of critical pathways on reducing resource utilization in the surgical intensive care unit
    S Berenholtz
    Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287 5842, USA
    Intensive Care Med 27:1029-36. 2001
  3. doi request reprint Collaborative cohort study of an intervention to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia in the intensive care unit
    Sean M Berenholtz
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:305-14. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint How safe is my intensive care unit? Methods for monitoring and measurement
    Sean M Berenholtz
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21231, USA
    Curr Opin Crit Care 13:703-8. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Developing quality measures for sepsis care in the ICU
    Sean M Berenholtz
    Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:559-68. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Monitoring patient safety
    Sean M Berenholtz
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1909 Thames Street, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Crit Care Clin 23:659-73. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Predictors of transfusion for spinal surgery in Maryland, 1997 to 2000
    Sean M Berenholtz
    Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Transfusion 42:183-9. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and impact of aspiration pneumonia in patients undergoing surgery in Maryland, 1999-2000
    Jeffrey H Kozlow
    Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Crit Care Med 31:1930-7. 2003
  9. pmc Creating high reliability in health care organizations
    Peter J Pronovost
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Surgery, and Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins University, 1901 Thames Street, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:1599-617. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Eliminating catheter-related bloodstream infections in the intensive care unit
    Sean M Berenholtz
    Departments of Anesthesiology CCM and Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Crit Care Med 32:2014-20. 2004

Research Grants

  1. Aminocaproic Acid and Bleeding in Spinal Surgery
    Sean Berenholtz; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint Improving care for the ventilated patient
    Sean M Berenholtz
    Departments of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, Surgery, and Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 30:195-204. 2004
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  2. ncbi request reprint Assessing the effectiveness of critical pathways on reducing resource utilization in the surgical intensive care unit
    S Berenholtz
    Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287 5842, USA
    Intensive Care Med 27:1029-36. 2001
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of procedure-specific surgical critical pathways on reducing resource utilization in a university surgical intensive care unit (ICU)...
  3. doi request reprint Collaborative cohort study of an intervention to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia in the intensive care unit
    Sean M Berenholtz
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:305-14. 2011
    ..To evaluate the impact of a multifaceted intervention on compliance with evidence-based therapies and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) rates...
  4. ncbi request reprint How safe is my intensive care unit? Methods for monitoring and measurement
    Sean M Berenholtz
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21231, USA
    Curr Opin Crit Care 13:703-8. 2007
    ..In this review we describe a conceptual model for monitoring and measuring safety, describe the development of a safety scorecard, and provide an example of how this scorecard is used in the ICU...
  5. ncbi request reprint Developing quality measures for sepsis care in the ICU
    Sean M Berenholtz
    Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:559-68. 2007
    ..Although several therapies improve outcomes in patients with sepsis, rigorously developed measures to evaluate quality of sepsis care in the intensive care unit (ICU) are lacking...
  6. ncbi request reprint Monitoring patient safety
    Sean M Berenholtz
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1909 Thames Street, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Crit Care Clin 23:659-73. 2007
    ..We present an example of how the safety scorecard from this framework is used to monitor patient safety at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and in over 150 ICUs in Michigan, New Jersey, and Rhode Island...
  7. ncbi request reprint Predictors of transfusion for spinal surgery in Maryland, 1997 to 2000
    Sean M Berenholtz
    Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Transfusion 42:183-9. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify preoperative patient, hospital, and surgeon characteristics associated with transfusion for spinal surgery...
  8. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and impact of aspiration pneumonia in patients undergoing surgery in Maryland, 1999-2000
    Jeffrey H Kozlow
    Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Crit Care Med 31:1930-7. 2003
    ..We sought to identify preoperative patient characteristics and surgical procedures that are associated with an increased risk for aspiration pneumonia and to determine the clinical and economic impact in hospitalized surgical patients...
  9. pmc Creating high reliability in health care organizations
    Peter J Pronovost
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Surgery, and Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins University, 1901 Thames Street, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:1599-617. 2006
    ..The objective of this paper was to present a comprehensive approach to help health care organizations reliably deliver effective interventions...
  10. ncbi request reprint Eliminating catheter-related bloodstream infections in the intensive care unit
    Sean M Berenholtz
    Departments of Anesthesiology CCM and Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Crit Care Med 32:2014-20. 2004
    ..To determine whether a multifaceted systems intervention would eliminate catheter-related bloodstream infections (CR-BSIs)...
  11. pmc Change in use of allogeneic red blood cell transfusions among surgical patients
    Julius Cuong Pham
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:352-9. 2008
    ..It is unclear if this new evidence has translated into decreased RBC use among surgical patients. The purpose of this study is to measure the change in use of RBCs during the last decade...
  12. doi request reprint Using evidence, rigorous measurement, and collaboration to eliminate central catheter-associated bloodstream infections
    Melinda Sawyer
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Crit Care Med 38:S292-8. 2010
    ..If successful, this program will be the first national quality improvement program in the United States with quantifiable and measurable goals...
  13. ncbi request reprint Qualitative review of intensive care unit quality indicators
    Sean M Berenholtz
    Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Crit Care 17:1-12. 2002
    ....
  14. pmc Improving data quality control in quality improvement projects
    Dale M Needham
    Pulmonary and Critical Care, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 21:145-50. 2009
    ..Our objective was to provide a primer on basic data quality control methods appropriate for QI efforts...
  15. doi request reprint Translating evidence into practice: a model for large scale knowledge translation
    Peter J Pronovost
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Quality and Safety Research Group, 1909 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    BMJ 337:a1714. 2008
  16. doi request reprint Reducing health care hazards: lessons from the commercial aviation safety team
    Peter J Pronovost
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w479-89. 2009
    ..We propose a similar partnership in the health care community to coordinate national efforts and move patient safety and quality forward...
  17. ncbi request reprint Implementing standardized operating room briefings and debriefings at a large regional medical center
    Sean M Berenholtz
    Johns Hopkins Quality and Safety Research Group, Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 35:391-7. 2009
    ..Several studies have implicated failures of communication and teamwork as the root cause in a high proportion of sentinel events in the OR...
  18. pmc Effect of epsilon aminocaproic acid on red-cell transfusion requirements in major spinal surgery
    Sean M Berenholtz
    Department of Anesthesiology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:2096-103. 2009
    ..Randomized, placebo-controlled trial...
  19. ncbi request reprint A practical tool to identify and eliminate barriers to compliance with evidence-based guidelines
    Ayse P Gurses
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Quality and Safety Research Group, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 35:526-32, 485. 2009
    ..A practical tool provides an interdisciplinary approach to identify barriers to guideline compliance and implement actions to eliminate or mitigate the effect of the barriers...
  20. pmc Sustaining reductions in catheter related bloodstream infections in Michigan intensive care units: observational study
    Peter J Pronovost
    Quality and Safety Research Group, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1909 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    BMJ 340:c309. 2010
    ..Design Collaborative cohort study to implement and evaluate interventions to improve patients' safety...
  21. doi request reprint Integrating CUSP and TRIP to improve patient safety
    Mark Romig
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Hospital Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287 7294, USA
    Hosp Pract (1995) 38:114-21. 2010
    ..TRIP seeks to identify barriers to implementation of best-practice medicine and standardize care over multiple care units. Components of the 2 programs are not mutually exclusive and both can be used to mitigate potential patient harms...
  22. ncbi request reprint Developing and pilot testing quality indicators in the intensive care unit
    Peter J Pronovost
    Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, Surgery, Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Crit Care 18:145-55. 2003
    ..To develop and implement a set of valid and reliable yet practical measures of intensive care units (ICU) quality of care in a cohort of ICUs and to estimate, based on current performance, the potential opportunity to improve quality...
  23. doi request reprint Improving patient safety in intensive care units in Michigan
    Peter J Pronovost
    Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    J Crit Care 23:207-21. 2008
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Peripherally inserted central catheters: a randomized, controlled, prospective trial in pediatric surgical patients
    Deborah A Schwengel
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Anesth Analg 99:1038-43, table of contents. 2004
    ..Anesthesiologists should consider placing PICCs in patients requiring more than 4 days of in-hospital postoperative care, especially if frequent blood sampling or IV access is required...
  25. ncbi request reprint Interventions to reduce mortality among patients treated in intensive care units
    Peter J Pronovost
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    J Crit Care 19:158-64. 2004
    ..Using sensitivity analysis to estimate the impact, in terms of patient lives, of the failure to use proven therapies known to reduce mortality in critically ill intensive care unit patients...
  26. ncbi request reprint Improving the quality of quality improvement projects
    Sean M Berenholtz
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Quality and Safety Research Group, Baltimore, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 36:468-73. 2010
    ..Our patients deserve nothing less...
  27. ncbi request reprint Systematic review and analysis of postdischarge symptoms after outpatient surgery
    Christopher L Wu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Anesthesiology 96:994-1003. 2002
  28. ncbi request reprint A framework for health care organizations to develop and evaluate a safety scorecard
    Peter J Pronovost
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    JAMA 298:2063-5. 2007
  29. doi request reprint Improving the quality of measurement and evaluation in quality improvement efforts
    Peter J Pronovost
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Quality and Safety Research Group, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Am J Med Qual 23:143-6. 2008
  30. ncbi request reprint Preoperative predictors of blood transfusion in colorectal cancer surgery
    Kent R Nilsson
    Department of Anesthesiology CCM, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205 7294, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 6:753-62. 2002
    ..This data can be used by providers in discussions with patients regarding the risks for transfusion and in identifying patients in whom strategies to reduce transfusions should be evaluated...
  31. ncbi request reprint Association between venous thromboembolism and perioperative allogeneic transfusion
    Kent R Nilsson
    Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Surg 142:126-32; discussion 133. 2007
    ..Perioperative allogeneic blood product transfusion would be associated with venous thromboembolic complications in surgical patients...
  32. doi request reprint Learning from defects to enhance morbidity and mortality conferences
    Sean M Berenholtz
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA sberenh1 jhmi edu
    Am J Med Qual 24:192-5. 2009
    ..In addition, this approach improved patient care and provided a foundation for our fellows to use to address patient safety defects after fellowship...
  33. ncbi request reprint Do intensivists in ICU improve outcome?
    Ralph J Fuchs
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 19:125-35. 2005
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Incidents relating to the intra-hospital transfer of critically ill patients. An analysis of the reports submitted to the Australian Incident Monitoring Study in Intensive Care
    Ursula Beckmann
    Division of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Management, John Hunter Hospital, Locked Bag 1, Newcastle Regional Mail Centre, 2300, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Intensive Care Med 30:1579-85. 2004
    ..Transportation of critically ill patients within the hospital poses important risks. We sought to identify causes, outcomes and contributing factors associated with intra-hospital transport...
  35. ncbi request reprint Improving patient safety reporting systems
    Bradford D Winters
    Crit Care Med 35:1206-7. 2007

Research Grants1

  1. Aminocaproic Acid and Bleeding in Spinal Surgery
    Sean Berenholtz; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..These projects and the career development plan described will build a foundation for a successful career as an independent investigator. ..