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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157176
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Txt 2 Staff: A Beacon Unit Uses Simple Innovation for Staffing Effectiveness
Author(s):
Scheutzow, Maria
Author Details:
Maria Scheutzow, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, email: maria.scheutzow@uhhospitals.org
Abstract:
PURPOSE: Staffing effectively to meet ever-changing acuity and census needs is a challenge in most every ICU. In our large academic medical center, it seemed that all too often the charge nurse was spending considerable time each shift making telephone calls to ask staff to come in for extra shifts. It was a time-consuming task. We set out to find a more efficient way to contact staff quickly and conveniently. Description: The Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) purchased a cellular phone with unlimited text-messaging. It is exclusively used to text message staff with emerging staffing needs or urgent messages. Participation is voluntary. To date, approximately 50% of SICU RNs are participating in the "Txt 2 Staff" program. EVALUATION: The program has been very successful. Charge nurses verbalize that they are confident they are reaching the maximal number of RNs with an expressed desire to be notified of overtime availability. They do not hesitate to text page even when a nurse may be sleeping after a night shift. It is easier to fill staffing holes more quickly. It is a simple use of technology to make an RN's workflow more efficient and effective. We have shared our innovation with other nursing units and are planning to offer the Txt 2 Staff program throughout the critical care divisions. In addition, we will share our insights with our hospital Safety Officer as it could be helpful in our emergency communication plan.
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.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTxt 2 Staff: A Beacon Unit Uses Simple Innovation for Staffing Effectivenessen_GB
dc.contributor.authorScheutzow, Mariaen_GB
dc.author.detailsMaria Scheutzow, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, email: maria.scheutzow@uhhospitals.orgen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157176-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: Staffing effectively to meet ever-changing acuity and census needs is a challenge in most every ICU. In our large academic medical center, it seemed that all too often the charge nurse was spending considerable time each shift making telephone calls to ask staff to come in for extra shifts. It was a time-consuming task. We set out to find a more efficient way to contact staff quickly and conveniently. Description: The Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) purchased a cellular phone with unlimited text-messaging. It is exclusively used to text message staff with emerging staffing needs or urgent messages. Participation is voluntary. To date, approximately 50% of SICU RNs are participating in the "Txt 2 Staff" program. EVALUATION: The program has been very successful. Charge nurses verbalize that they are confident they are reaching the maximal number of RNs with an expressed desire to be notified of overtime availability. They do not hesitate to text page even when a nurse may be sleeping after a night shift. It is easier to fill staffing holes more quickly. It is a simple use of technology to make an RN's workflow more efficient and effective. We have shared our innovation with other nursing units and are planning to offer the Txt 2 Staff program throughout the critical care divisions. In addition, we will share our insights with our hospital Safety Officer as it could be helpful in our emergency communication plan.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:29:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-26en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:29:21Z-
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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