2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156309
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Making of High-Acuity Transplant Unit: A Transdisciplinary Collaboration
Abstract:
The Making of High-Acuity Transplant Unit: A Transdisciplinary Collaboration
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Degracia, Alma, MBA, RN, CCRN
P.I. Institution Name:The Methodist Hospital
Title:Nursing Director
Co-Authors:Nena M. Bonuel, MSN, RN, CCRN and Katherine Walsh, DrPH, RN, MS, CNAA
[Evidence-based Presentation] Evidence has shown that for a hospital to survive in today's healthcare market, patient satisfaction will provide a competitive edge. Currently, patients admitted to the hospital are faced with real world bottlenecks such as emergency room diversion, delayed admission to critical care, inappropriate admissions, inappropriate wait and transfer delays. Compounding the problem is the current high acuity of patients admitted, shortage of nurses, skill mix challenges and aging workforce. To address this issue, a new innovative clinical practice is to keep patient in the same room from admission to discharge regardless of acuity. The High-Acuity Transplant Unit was conceived to improve patient satisfaction of kidney transplant patients. A transdisciplinary team composed of Associate Chief of Nursing, Nursing Director, Clinical Nurse Specialist, managers, clinical leader and a nurse educator was convened to develop strategy for successful implementation. Benchmarking was sought with like institutions for evidence-based practices in the nation. The initiative was fully supported by hospital leadership. This educational activity will share the evidence-based strategies used to develop the High-Acuity Transplant Unit with an underlying goal of improving patient satisfaction. Strategies such as developing a kidney transplant nursing CORE curriculum, addressing the need for critical skills competency of the nursing staff, the logistics of the patient room, developing nurse-driven admission, discharge and transfer criteria of kidney transplant patients will be discussed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Making of High-Acuity Transplant Unit: A Transdisciplinary Collaborationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156309-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Making of High-Acuity Transplant Unit: A Transdisciplinary Collaboration</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">Degracia, Alma, MBA, RN, CCRN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The Methodist Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing Director</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">acabading@tmh.tmc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Nena M. Bonuel, MSN, RN, CCRN and Katherine Walsh, DrPH, RN, MS, CNAA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Presentation] Evidence has shown that for a hospital to survive in today's healthcare market, patient satisfaction will provide a competitive edge. Currently, patients admitted to the hospital are faced with real world bottlenecks such as emergency room diversion, delayed admission to critical care, inappropriate admissions, inappropriate wait and transfer delays. Compounding the problem is the current high acuity of patients admitted, shortage of nurses, skill mix challenges and aging workforce. To address this issue, a new innovative clinical practice is to keep patient in the same room from admission to discharge regardless of acuity. The High-Acuity Transplant Unit was conceived to improve patient satisfaction of kidney transplant patients. A transdisciplinary team composed of Associate Chief of Nursing, Nursing Director, Clinical Nurse Specialist, managers, clinical leader and a nurse educator was convened to develop strategy for successful implementation. Benchmarking was sought with like institutions for evidence-based practices in the nation. The initiative was fully supported by hospital leadership. This educational activity will share the evidence-based strategies used to develop the High-Acuity Transplant Unit with an underlying goal of improving patient satisfaction. Strategies such as developing a kidney transplant nursing CORE curriculum, addressing the need for critical skills competency of the nursing staff, the logistics of the patient room, developing nurse-driven admission, discharge and transfer criteria of kidney transplant patients will be discussed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:39:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:39:23Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.