SAFE or SORRY? Development of an evidence based inpatient safety program for the prevention of common complications

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151265
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Presentation
Title:
SAFE or SORRY? Development of an evidence based inpatient safety program for the prevention of common complications
Abstract:
SAFE or SORRY? Development of an evidence based inpatient safety program for the prevention of common complications
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Gaal, Betsie H.G.I. van, MSc, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Title:PhD Student
Co-Authors:Lisette Schoonhoven, PhD, RN; Joke A.J. Mintjes-de Groot, PhD, RN, ICP, QM; Raymond R.T.C.M. Koopmans, PhD; Theo Van Achterberg, PhD, RN
[Research Presentation] Background Patients in hospitals and nursing homes are at risk for the development of, often preventable, somatic complications. However, preventive care is not always optimal. Although guidelines are available for many complications, compliance with the guidelines appears to be lacking. Besides general barriers that inhibit implementation, this non-compliance is also associated with the large number of guidelines competing for attention. As implementation of a guideline is time-consuming, organisations can never implement all available guidelines. Another problem is lack of feedback about performance using clear quality indicators and lack of a recognizable, unambiguous system for implementation.áAim The aim of SAFE or SORRY? is to develop an evidence based inpatient safety program for the prevention of three frequently occurring somatic complications (adverse patient outcomes): pressure ulcers, urinary tract infections and falls. The development of the program Experts on the three topics and nurses from participating wards developed the safety program. The content of the program is based on the evidence based guidelines on pressure ulcers, urinary tract infections and falls. We developed bundles for each complication. A bundle is a group of precautionary steps that, when executed collectively and reliably, have an enhanced effect on patient outcomes. The program also comprises the following elements for implementation of the bundles: a computerized registration and feedback system, an educational program for nurses and caregivers, and educational material for the patients. Lastly, we developed a tailored implementation plan for the individual wards that will be working with the safety program.áIn future research we will test the effectiveness of the safety program in hospitals and nursing homes.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSAFE or SORRY? Development of an evidence based inpatient safety program for the prevention of common complicationsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151265-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">SAFE or SORRY? Development of an evidence based inpatient safety program for the prevention of common complications</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gaal, Betsie H.G.I. van, MSc, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">PhD Student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">b.vangaal@kwazo.umcn.nl</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Lisette Schoonhoven, PhD, RN; Joke A.J. Mintjes-de Groot, PhD, RN, ICP, QM; Raymond R.T.C.M. Koopmans, PhD; Theo Van Achterberg, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Background Patients in hospitals and nursing homes are at risk for the development of, often preventable, somatic complications. However, preventive care is not always optimal. Although guidelines are available for many complications, compliance with the guidelines appears to be lacking. Besides general barriers that inhibit implementation, this non-compliance is also associated with the large number of guidelines competing for attention. As implementation of a guideline is time-consuming, organisations can never implement all available guidelines. Another problem is lack of feedback about performance using clear quality indicators and lack of a recognizable, unambiguous system for implementation.&aacute;Aim The aim of SAFE or SORRY? is to develop an evidence based inpatient safety program for the prevention of three frequently occurring somatic complications (adverse patient outcomes): pressure ulcers, urinary tract infections and falls. The development of the program Experts on the three topics and nurses from participating wards developed the safety program. The content of the program is based on the evidence based guidelines on pressure ulcers, urinary tract infections and falls. We developed bundles for each complication. A bundle is a group of precautionary steps that, when executed collectively and reliably, have an enhanced effect on patient outcomes. The program also comprises the following elements for implementation of the bundles: a computerized registration and feedback system, an educational program for nurses and caregivers, and educational material for the patients. Lastly, we developed a tailored implementation plan for the individual wards that will be working with the safety program.&aacute;In future research we will test the effectiveness of the safety program in hospitals and nursing homes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:56:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:56:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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