Outcomes, Critical Paths, Variance Tracking: Emergency Department Documentation of the Future

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162836
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Outcomes, Critical Paths, Variance Tracking: Emergency Department Documentation of the Future
Abstract:
Outcomes, Critical Paths, Variance Tracking: Emergency Department Documentation of the Future
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:1996
Author:Schoenecker, Suzanne R., RN, CEN
Co-Authors:Sally Dillon, RN, CEN; John Lawrie, MD and Tracey Hopkins, RN
The intent of this project was to develop and implement an Emergency Department (ED) documentation tool that would provide a seamless record of the patient's ED stay, standardize processes through the use of an ED critical path, improve documentation and track variances.

Planning and implementation included the following steps: 1) multidisciplinary team proposal to administration; 2) development of a flow sheet that integrated multiple documentation forms including the newly created ED critical path which organized care across a desired length of stay; 3) staff education in critical paths, variance documentation and tool use; 4) pilot study for one month; 5) user satisfaction survey; and 6) tool revision based on user input.

Results obtained from use of the flow sheet include: 1) decreased documentation time; 2) improved clarity of patient record; 3) decreased fragmentation of patient chart; 4) improved, patient-focused documentation; 5) increased staff awareness of plan of care and expected outcomes; 6) identification of hospital systems issues impacting ED patient flow; and 7) increased user satisfaction with documentation.

Recommendations for practice include: 1) develop a plan of care against which you document; 2) streamline documentation by incorporating nursing standards of care into a critical path format; 3) incorporate specific patient outcomes into phases of care; 4) track variances to identify care delivery issues. [Clinical Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOutcomes, Critical Paths, Variance Tracking: Emergency Department Documentation of the Futureen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162836-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Outcomes, Critical Paths, Variance Tracking: Emergency Department Documentation of the Future</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1996</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Schoenecker, Suzanne R., RN, CEN</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">res@ena.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sally Dillon, RN, CEN; John Lawrie, MD and Tracey Hopkins, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The intent of this project was to develop and implement an Emergency Department (ED) documentation tool that would provide a seamless record of the patient's ED stay, standardize processes through the use of an ED critical path, improve documentation and track variances.<br/><br/>Planning and implementation included the following steps: 1) multidisciplinary team proposal to administration; 2) development of a flow sheet that integrated multiple documentation forms including the newly created ED critical path which organized care across a desired length of stay; 3) staff education in critical paths, variance documentation and tool use; 4) pilot study for one month; 5) user satisfaction survey; and 6) tool revision based on user input.<br/><br/>Results obtained from use of the flow sheet include: 1) decreased documentation time; 2) improved clarity of patient record; 3) decreased fragmentation of patient chart; 4) improved, patient-focused documentation; 5) increased staff awareness of plan of care and expected outcomes; 6) identification of hospital systems issues impacting ED patient flow; and 7) increased user satisfaction with documentation.<br/><br/>Recommendations for practice include: 1) develop a plan of care against which you document; 2) streamline documentation by incorporating nursing standards of care into a critical path format; 3) incorporate specific patient outcomes into phases of care; 4) track variances to identify care delivery issues. [Clinical Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:34:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:34:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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