Journal of Nursing Care Quality
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BACKGROUND: Increases in nursing documentation requirements, adherence to regulatory standards, and workforce diversity add to the complexity of delivering safe patient care. PURPOSE: The aim was to reinforce elements of quality and safety in patient care delivery. APPROACH: In an effort to deliver necessary, though often dull, regulatory information to nursing staff, a team of nurse educators and nursing quality leaders used the concepts of a popular social game to develop an escape room. OUTCO...
BACKGROUND: Family members frequently function as surrogate decision-makers in critical care settings. This role requires family to establish satisfactory communication with clinicians. LOCAL PROBLEM: Posthospital patient satisfaction with communication scores were lower than desired. Investigators assumed family member satisfaction with communication could influence patient satisfaction scores. METHODS/INTERVENTIONS: Including family members in multidisciplinary daily clinical rounds was implem...
#1Maria Baimas-George (Carolinas Medical Center)H-Index: 1
#2Allyson CochranH-Index: 5
Last. Dionisios VrochidesH-Index: 7
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BACKGROUND: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs reduce recovery time, length of stay (LOS), and complications after major surgical procedures. PURPOSE: We evaluated our 2-year experience with a newly implemented comprehensive ERAS program at a high-volume center after pancreatic surgery. METHODS: Outcomes, cost, and compliance metrics were assessed in 215 patients who underwent elective pancreatic surgery (pre-ERAS; n = 99; post-ERAS: n = 116). Mann-Whitney U and chi tests were used ...
BACKGROUND: Telephonic outreach programs (TOPs) can be an effective measure to improve 30-day readmissions and self-management behaviors. LOCAL PROBLEM: Our health care providers identified that patients admitted with heart failure (HF) were among those with the highest readmission rate, so we implemented a TOP specific to HF. METHODS: This project evaluated retrospective data from a convenience sample of adult patients admitted to our hospitals between January 2015 and June 2017, with a primary...
BACKGROUND: Keeping patients safe is a goal for all health care facilities. Facilities should look at technology as a way to help improve outcomes. Patient falls are a dangerous, costly, and preventable health care-associated event. LOCAL PROBLEM: The fall rate on the host facility's orthopedic unit was 2.6 per 1000 patient-days. METHODS: Patients on an inpatient orthopedic unit who had a fall risk score greater than 13, based on the Johns Hopkins Fall Risk Assessment Tool, were provided with an...
BACKGROUND: Inpatient nurses identified the need to recognize clinical deterioration earlier, including rapid response team (RRT) activations and transfers to the intensive care unit. Surveys identified the need for better interdisciplinary communication. LOCAL PROBLEM: A system was needed to detect early clinical deterioration with structured responses promoting multidisciplinary collaboration. METHODS: An early warning score (EWS) identified patients at risk. The system ensured timely and accu...
Background:Treating patients with courtesy and respect has quality, ethical, and fiscal ramifications.Purpose:This qualitative study revealed meanings of nurse courtesy and respect as imbedded in nurse and patient stories.Methods:Audio-recorded interviews were collected from 15 registered nurses and
Background:Nonactionable alarms comprise over 70% of alarms and contribute a threat to patient safety. Few studies have reported approaches to translate and sustain these interventions in clinical settings.Purpose:This study tested whether an interprofessional team-based approach can translate and i
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