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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162870
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Emergency Room "Rapid Re-design"
Abstract:
The Emergency Room "Rapid Re-design"
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2003
Author:Hogan, Kathleen, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
Contact Telephone:(610)237-4708
Co-Authors:Kathleen Atwell, RN, MSN; and Francis P. Hogan, SN
Clinical Topic: In a busy emergency department, it is the "small changes" that sometimes can impact patient flow through the emergency care system. "Rapid Re-design" is a project comprised of an interdisciplinary hospital wide committee chosen to identify problems and solutions that could be implemented immediately or within a set time frame. Implementation: Multidisciplinary teams met a total of five days. A consultant firm oversaw each of the three groups comprised of Nurses, Physicians, Medical Residents, pre-hospital providers, along with other professional hospital personnel. Each team was given a part of the emergency room process. Team one identified pre-hospital to disposition by emergency medicine physician. Team two identified disposition from hospital admission or discharge to home from emergency room. Team three identified discharge from hospital to home. Each team was given three days to identify problems in work processes and alternative solutions. All teams met on day four to share the findings and discuss the reality of the goals, cost effectiveness, and over all efficiency. The three teams met on day five each group used graphs, posters, and statistics to present their findings to the hospital management. This management team made instant decisions on all proposals. The proposals included equipment purchases, additional staff for peak hours, elimination of unnecessary paper work, counter productive meetings, and overall wait time decrease. Outcomes: Eighty-five percent of proposals and solutions met within 90-day time frame. Recommendations: Within 90 days, the emergency department decreased diversion hours, increased patient census, and increase staff morale. The concept of the "Rapid Re-design" can be beneficial for other institutions by allowing the people that work in the department to make the decisions regarding new concepts, and work processes without lengthy administrative approval. [Clinical Poster]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Emergency Room "Rapid Re-design"en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162870-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Emergency Room &quot;Rapid Re-design&quot;</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hogan, Kathleen, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(610)237-4708</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">KhoganRN@aol.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kathleen Atwell, RN, MSN; and Francis P. Hogan, SN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical Topic: In a busy emergency department, it is the &quot;small changes&quot; that sometimes can impact patient flow through the emergency care system. &quot;Rapid Re-design&quot; is a project comprised of an interdisciplinary hospital wide committee chosen to identify problems and solutions that could be implemented immediately or within a set time frame. Implementation: Multidisciplinary teams met a total of five days. A consultant firm oversaw each of the three groups comprised of Nurses, Physicians, Medical Residents, pre-hospital providers, along with other professional hospital personnel. Each team was given a part of the emergency room process. Team one identified pre-hospital to disposition by emergency medicine physician. Team two identified disposition from hospital admission or discharge to home from emergency room. Team three identified discharge from hospital to home. Each team was given three days to identify problems in work processes and alternative solutions. All teams met on day four to share the findings and discuss the reality of the goals, cost effectiveness, and over all efficiency. The three teams met on day five each group used graphs, posters, and statistics to present their findings to the hospital management. This management team made instant decisions on all proposals. The proposals included equipment purchases, additional staff for peak hours, elimination of unnecessary paper work, counter productive meetings, and overall wait time decrease. Outcomes: Eighty-five percent of proposals and solutions met within 90-day time frame. Recommendations: Within 90 days, the emergency department decreased diversion hours, increased patient census, and increase staff morale. The concept of the &quot;Rapid Re-design&quot; can be beneficial for other institutions by allowing the people that work in the department to make the decisions regarding new concepts, and work processes without lengthy administrative approval. [Clinical Poster]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:35:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:35:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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