December 2008
HealthLeaders Magazine;Dec2008, Vol. 11 Issue 12, p49
The article focuses on the Take Five initiative observed at Saint Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Hospital vice president and chief clinical officer Mary Ann Osborn states that medical personnel tend to be uncomfortable sitting down as they are busy. She adds that they learned that by taking time to sit down to talk with patients, call lights go off less frequently. Osborn notes that the preferred name of the patient as well as personal information and goals of the day are written on the whiteboard.


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