Enhancing Outcomes in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit by Implementing Daily Goals Tools

Siegele, Peggy
December 2009
Critical Care Nurse;Dec2009, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p58
Academic Journal
The article discusses the enhancement of patient safety and outcomes in a surgical intensive care unit (SICU) by employing the Daily Goals Tool with the purpose of increasing communication and teamwork. The author describes the impact of the quality improvement tool and notes that successful teamwork needs a strategic communication to achieve common goals for patient care. She reveals that the tool has the ability to boost communication between the medical team and the patient's family.


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