Title:Congratulations to the Tri-Service General Hospital for winning Gold and Bronze at the National Biotechnology and Medical Care Quality Awards and 14 SYMBOL OF NATIONAL QUALITY (SNQ) Mentions Published day:2022/6/20
~ The Nephrology Division won Gold at the National Biotechnology and Medical Care Quality Awards (World Class) ~
~ The Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) won Bronze at the National Biotechnology and Medical Care Quality Awards (National Top 10) ~
~ The Otorhinolaryngology Division and other medical care teams received 14 SYMBOL OF NATIONAL QUALITY mentions ~
The Covid-19 pandemic is continuing globally and is outside our control. The hospital has been led by Superintendent Chih-Hung Wang and staff have worked tirelessly to prevent the spread and impact of Covid-19 while aiming to drive innovation and sustainability of quality medical services. In 2021, the team had an outstanding performance in the National Biotechnology and Medical Care Quality Awards, not only scooping an extraordinary Gold and Bronze Awards,, but also 14 SYMBOL OF NATIONAL QUALITY mentions. The effort invested by the Tri-Service General Hospital and its medical contributions and service quality improvements have been highly recognized by people from different territories. On May 2, 2022, Superintendent Chih-Hung Wang represented the hospital and the team and was supported by President Ing-Wen Tsai of the Office of the President. He also gave a speech to the winning team of the SYMBOL OF NATIONAL QUALITY of the hospital. This is a big honor for the Tri-Service General Hospital and tremendous recognition for the military medical system.
The Nephrology Division's “Hypokalemia Precision Medicine: From Clinical to Genetic and Artificial Intelligence” won the Gold Award!
The Nephrology Division has enjoyed many achievements and published studies globally, including (1) root cause analysis, diagnosis standard and flowchart of hypokalemia from the electrolytes collected from one-off urine, which was mentioned in Harrison' s principles of internal medicine (HPIM). The study has been cited and referenced more than 380 times; (2) a related discussion features in the hypokalemia chapter of Brenner & Rector’s The Kidney (10th Ed) and the other 10 medical textbooks; (3) the worldwide first Gitelman syndrome genetic hot point mutation screening disc, which is able to shorten the testing time to four hours from a few weeks; (4) the worldwide first application of EKG analysis with AI assistance, which can read the serum potassium defects and predict prognosis – results are available 40 minutes faster than traditional tests so it is applied as an assistant in diagnosis in ERs with more than 40,000 clinical case experiences; (5) World No. 1 in hypokalemia-related case pool: 120 cases of Thyrotoxic peroidic paralysis (TPP) and 130 family cases of Gitelman syndrome; and (6) built 16 types of hypokalemia animal models with genetic renal tubule diseases – the SPAK- knockout mice model is the most popular (adopted 232 times) and is No. 1 in the world.
The Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) team that developed the “Easy Breathing in a Prone Position” won the Bronze Award!
The Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) nursing team has developed professional care for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) patients by universal physical assessment, pain control, muscle relaxant use and assessment, ABS analysis and monitoring before, between and post- prone position. The cross-functional team care model, combining innovative nursing care and educational training, early team intervention with prone position implementation, reducing the application rate of ECMO, other excellent care approaches introduced to patients when lying in a prone position, interventions for minimizing compression injury, tube slippage, ventilator associated pneumonia and urinary tract infections, etc., has demonstrated excellent performance compared to related domestic, Asian and global top institutes, and provided high quality care services on lower endotracheal tube movements or slippages and IV line slippages, higher oxygen saturation improvement rates, lower compression injury rates and ventilator associated pneumonia incidences in patients in the prone position. Due to the pandemic, additional care has been required for critical Covid-19 patients as well as managing current prone position care for patients. Their efforts have been recognized and they were awarded Bronze in the 24th National Biotechnology and Medical Care Quality Awards. They also were mentioned by judges of the SYMBOL OF NATIONAL QUALITY category.