Bedside Shift-to-Shift Nursing Report: Implementation and Outcomes
- Shaping a Unit's Culture Through Effective Nurse-Led Quality Improvement. Shafer, Lucretia; Gillaspie Aziz, Marisa // MEDSURG Nursing;Jul/Aug2013, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p229
The article focuses on effective nurse-led quality improvement at Saint Francis Hospital 28-bed medical telemetry unit in Federal Way, West Virginia through participation in the Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) initiative. It states that the unit at the hospital showed improved metrics...
- Fostering Excellence in Communication: Shift to Bedside Nursing Handover to Enhance Patient Safety and Patient Family Partnerships. Kilborn, Sally // Dynamics;Summer2014, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p29
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- The Merry-Go-Round of Patient Rounding: Assure Your Patients Get The Brass Ring. Kessler, Beth; Claude-Gutekunst, Marie; Donchez, Ashley M.; Dries, Rachel F.; Snyder, Megan M. // MEDSURG Nursing;Jul/Aug2012, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p240
Staff members on a medical-surgical unit in a large community teaching hospital adapted the hourly rounding concept to their specific patient population. Lessons learned and strategies to assure continuous success with the rounding process are addressed.
- Applicability of the results of a user satisfaction survey by nursing. Furlan Inchauspe, Juciane Aparecida; Schebella Souto de Moura, Gisela Maria // Acta Paulista de Enfermagem;2015, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p177
Objective: To analyze the use of the results of a user satisfaction survey by head nurses in inpatient units. Methods: A descriptive exploratory study conducted at a university hospital. The research tool was a form administered to 14 nurses using interviews. Transcribed testimonies were...
- Medical-Surgical Medical Diary. Rankin, Veronica // MEDSURG Nursing;Jul/Aug2013, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p13
The article focuses on the implementation of patient-focused diaries or medical diary by hospitals for continual documentation of events throughout the hospital course. It says that the creation of the medical diary encompasses the aspects needed to provide patients with photographs of their...
- Nursing Staff's Awareness of Keeping Beds in the Lowest Position to Prevent Falls and Fall Injuries In an Adult Acute Surgical Inpatient Care Setting. Tzeng, Huey-Ming; Yin, Chang-Yi; Anderson, Allison; Prakash, Atul // MEDSURG Nursing;Sep/Oct2012, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p271
High beds are a safety concern. This qualitative study used pre-existing nurse interview data and confirmed nurses' awareness of the impor-tance of keeping patient beds in the lowest position. Lowering the bed helps promote patient safety and prevent falls.
- Patient-centered ED transfers boost safety. // Case Management Advisor;Mar2013, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p31
The article offers information about patient-centered Emergency Departments (ED) with focus on Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Massachusetts which lie within the Hallmark system. The implementation of the new patient-centered transfer process admitted through the ED...
- 'Making sense': nurses' experiences of changing practice in caring for dying patients in New Zealand. Thurston, Jenny; Waterworth, Susan // International Journal of Palliative Nursing;Oct2012, Vol. 18 Issue 10, p500
Aim: To explore nurses' experiences of a top-down change that involved the introduction of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP). Methods: Using a qualitative design, two focus groups were conducted with a total of ten nurses and five semi-structured individual interviews were...
- Move to Improve: The Feasibility of Using an Early Mobility Protocol to Increase Ambulation in the Intensive and Intermediate Care Settings. Drolet, Anne; Dejuilio, Patti; Harkless, Sherri; Henricks, Sherry; Kamin, Elizabeth; Leddy, Elizabeth A.; Lloyd, Joanna M.; Waters, Carissa; Williams, Sarah // Physical Therapy;Feb2013, Vol. 93 Issue 2, p197
Background. Prolonged bed rest in hospitalized patients leads to deconditioning, impaired mobility, and the potential for longer hospital stays. Objective. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a nurse-driven mobility protocol to increase the percentage of patients...