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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157118
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Patient Transfer Hall Pass
Author(s):
Huddleston, Penny
Author Details:
Penny Huddleston, Baylor Medical Center at Irving, Irving, Texas, USA, email: penny.hu@baylorhealth.edu
Abstract:
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Patient Transfer Hall Pass is to provide a method for hand-off communication of patient information to other healthcare providers and allow safe passage of the patient through the healthcare system. Description: The Joint Commission's second National Patient Safety Goal is to improve the effectiveness of communication among caregivers through the management of hand-off communication. Baylor Medical Center at Irving implemented the Patient Transfer Hall Pass to meet this goal. The Patient Transfer Hall Pass is utilized for all in-patients who temporarily leave a nursing unit and go to a procedural or a diagnostic area as well as upon return to the nursing unit. This tool communicates patient information such as the patient's name, room number, fall risk, code status, language barrier, isolation precautions, pertinent medical history, allergies, diabetic condition, anticoagulant therapy, medications, pre-procedure and post-procedure assessment (location of intravenous access, neurological, respiratory, and cardiovascular status). Healthcare providers may seek further clarification of any patient information by telephone if needed. EVALUATION: The Patient Transfer Hall Pass has resulted in safe passage of the patient through the procedural or diagnostic area due to clear communication handed-off to the next healthcare provider. In addition, the staff nurses verbalized an increase in efficiency for the sending nurse and receiving healthcare provider by decreasing the number of telephone calls seeking clarification of the patient's information. Finally, the length of time the patient spends in the procedural or diagnostic area has decreased due to enhanced patient information being readily available to the next healthcare provider.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
26-Oct-2011
Citation:
2009 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 18(3), e1-e17.
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition
Conference Host:
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Conference Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePatient Transfer Hall Passen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHuddleston, Pennyen_GB
dc.author.detailsPenny Huddleston, Baylor Medical Center at Irving, Irving, Texas, USA, email: penny.hu@baylorhealth.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157118-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: The purpose of the Patient Transfer Hall Pass is to provide a method for hand-off communication of patient information to other healthcare providers and allow safe passage of the patient through the healthcare system. Description: The Joint Commission's second National Patient Safety Goal is to improve the effectiveness of communication among caregivers through the management of hand-off communication. Baylor Medical Center at Irving implemented the Patient Transfer Hall Pass to meet this goal. The Patient Transfer Hall Pass is utilized for all in-patients who temporarily leave a nursing unit and go to a procedural or a diagnostic area as well as upon return to the nursing unit. This tool communicates patient information such as the patient's name, room number, fall risk, code status, language barrier, isolation precautions, pertinent medical history, allergies, diabetic condition, anticoagulant therapy, medications, pre-procedure and post-procedure assessment (location of intravenous access, neurological, respiratory, and cardiovascular status). Healthcare providers may seek further clarification of any patient information by telephone if needed. EVALUATION: The Patient Transfer Hall Pass has resulted in safe passage of the patient through the procedural or diagnostic area due to clear communication handed-off to the next healthcare provider. In addition, the staff nurses verbalized an increase in efficiency for the sending nurse and receiving healthcare provider by decreasing the number of telephone calls seeking clarification of the patient's information. Finally, the length of time the patient spends in the procedural or diagnostic area has decreased due to enhanced patient information being readily available to the next healthcare provider.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:26:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-26en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:26:14Z-
dc.identifier.citation2009 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 18(3), e1-e17.en_GB
dc.conference.date2009en_GB
dc.conference.nameNational Teaching Institute and Critical Care Expositionen_GB
dc.conference.hostAmerican Association of Critical-Care Nursesen_GB
dc.conference.locationNew Orleans, Louisiana, USAen_GB
dc.identifier.citation2009 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 18(3), e1-e17.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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