Implementing Appropriate Length of Stay Using a Collaborative Model: One Institution's Experience

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151356
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Presentation
Title:
Implementing Appropriate Length of Stay Using a Collaborative Model: One Institution's Experience
Abstract:
Implementing Appropriate Length of Stay Using a Collaborative Model: One Institution's Experience
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Basso, Melanie, RN, BSN, MSN, PNC(C)
P.I. Institution Name:BC Womens' Hospital and Health Centre
Title:Senior Practice Leader - Perinatal
Co-Authors:Yvonne Law, BSc
BC Women?s Hospital and Health Centre in Vancouver, B.C. has undertaken the Appropriate Length of Stay (LOS) Collaborative to address the question, ?How will we safely achieve optimal lengths of stay for the uncomplicated vaginal and caesarean deliveries at BCW?s Hospital??  The primary focus of this initiative is to make system-wide improvements to maintain and/or improve patient safety, quality of care and patient/staff satisfaction while reducing the overall postpartum length of stay for uncomplicated vaginal and caesarean deliveries.  The goal of the Collaborative, underway since October 2004, is to integrate research based practice, care delivery and system design changes that will have a positive impact on patient care. Using the Institute for Healthcare Improvement?s model of PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act), participants gain insights into their own care system and how it can work better. Initiatives are aimed at smoothing patient flow, creating more time for quality care and removing institutional barriers which keep women in hospital, such as newborn screening practices. Discharge criteria, based on Provincial and National Guidelines and best practices were developed using multidisciplinary team participation. Pre-data on length of stay for spontaneous vaginal deliveries (SVD), planned and emergency caesarean section (C/S) patients are compared with data collected post-Collaborative.  Other indicators to be measured include readmission rates, infection rates and delays in inductions. This process for implementing system wide change is a joint effort among multiple individuals and/or organizations to achieve goals that would not have been attainable for an individual or organization working on its own.
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.titleImplementing Appropriate Length of Stay Using a Collaborative Model: One Institution's Experienceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151356-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Implementing Appropriate Length of Stay Using a Collaborative Model: One Institution's Experience</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Basso, Melanie, RN, BSN, MSN, PNC(C)</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">BC Womens' Hospital and Health Centre</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Senior Practice Leader - Perinatal</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mbasso@cw.bc.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Yvonne Law, BSc</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">BC Women?s Hospital and Health Centre in Vancouver, B.C. has undertaken the Appropriate Length of Stay (LOS) Collaborative to address the question, ?How will we safely achieve optimal lengths of stay for the uncomplicated vaginal and caesarean deliveries at BCW?s Hospital?? &nbsp;The primary focus of this initiative is to make system-wide improvements to maintain and/or improve patient safety, quality of care and patient/staff satisfaction while reducing the overall postpartum length of stay for uncomplicated vaginal and caesarean deliveries.&nbsp; The goal of the Collaborative, underway since October 2004, is to integrate research based practice, care delivery and system design changes that will have a positive impact on patient care. Using the Institute for Healthcare Improvement?s model of PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act), participants gain insights into their own care system and how it can work better. Initiatives are aimed at smoothing patient flow, creating more time for quality care and removing institutional barriers which keep women in hospital, such as newborn screening practices. Discharge criteria, based on Provincial and National Guidelines and best practices were developed using multidisciplinary team participation.&nbsp;Pre-data on length of stay for spontaneous vaginal deliveries (SVD), planned and emergency caesarean section (C/S) patients are compared with data collected post-Collaborative.&nbsp; Other indicators to be measured include readmission rates, infection rates and delays in inductions. This process for implementing system wide change is a joint effort among multiple individuals and/or organizations to achieve goals that would not have been attainable for an individual or organization working on its own.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:59:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:59:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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