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...
- Improving Nurse-Physician Teamwork: A Multidisciplinary Collaboration. Streeton, Abigail // MEDSURG Nursing;Jan/Feb2016, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p31
The article focuses on the formation of the Multidisciplinary Collaboration Committee (MCC) project to improve communication and teamwork among physicians and nurses. Topics discussed include the Plan, Do, Study, Act Model of quality improvement, voluntary survey to determine experiences of...
- An Initiative to Improve Patient Education by Clinical Nurses. Sherman, Jessica R. // MEDSURG Nursing;Sep/Oct2016, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p297
Clinical nurses play a vital role in the delivery of patient education. The focus of the project described in this article was to promote a standard of practice that would improve nurses' ability as effective, efficient patient educators.