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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163364
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Using Multidisciplinary Teams: Medical Overview
Author(s):
Vondrak, Kristin K.
Author Details:
Kristin K. Vondrak, MSN, ARNP, BC, A, Director of Nursing Clinical Practice and System Quality, Department of Nursing Clinical Practice, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, email: kristin.vondrak@bmcjax.com
Abstract:
Purpose: This was a descriptive study, using secondary analysis, to determine if interventions of a multidisciplinary team resulted in improved length of stay (LOS) and resource utilization throughout hospitalization as compared to those achieved through routine discharge planning. The study was benchmarked at the 50th percentile against other like hospitals, throughout the states. Theoretical Framework: Donabedian's structure-process-outcome framework was the theoretical foundation for the study. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): The research question is: What is the effect of a multidisciplinary team on resource utilization and length of stay in patients with Chest pain, CHF, or Pneumonia? All patients who met the pilot criteria were included in the three-month data collection period for this study (June- August). Baseline data were obtained on a non-equivalent control group for a 12-month period before the start of this study. (January - December 2004) Patients in both groups were adults 18 years and older, admitted to a two-unit, 36 bed Medical floor within a major medical center. Results: To facilitate patient throughput and LOS by multidisciplinary teams, patient profiles and "real time" interactive databases were designed and loaded onto wireless computers. The ability of team members to access the patient profiles and record interventions in "real time" enhanced the acquisition of LOS data for each diagnostic group. Conclusions and Implications: In this presentation, an overview will be provided of the selection and composition of the multidisciplinary team, algorithm used by members for clinical decision making, and results of the interventions on LOS and resource utilization for each diagnostic group. The results didn't clearly demonstrate the advantages of a multidisciplinary team in improving LOS and decreasing resource utilization for each diagnostic group. However, barriers impacting timely patient discharge and throughput were identified. Also, qualitative, descriptive comments via staff surveys demonstrated the improvement in staff satisfaction related to the presence of a multidisciplinary team. [Symposium presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
18th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Description:
�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Note:
This 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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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUsing Multidisciplinary Teams: Medical Overviewen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVondrak, Kristin K.en_US
dc.author.detailsKristin K. Vondrak, MSN, ARNP, BC, A, Director of Nursing Clinical Practice and System Quality, Department of Nursing Clinical Practice, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, email: kristin.vondrak@bmcjax.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163364-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: This was a descriptive study, using secondary analysis, to determine if interventions of a multidisciplinary team resulted in improved length of stay (LOS) and resource utilization throughout hospitalization as compared to those achieved through routine discharge planning. The study was benchmarked at the 50th percentile against other like hospitals, throughout the states. Theoretical Framework: Donabedian's structure-process-outcome framework was the theoretical foundation for the study. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): The research question is: What is the effect of a multidisciplinary team on resource utilization and length of stay in patients with Chest pain, CHF, or Pneumonia? All patients who met the pilot criteria were included in the three-month data collection period for this study (June- August). Baseline data were obtained on a non-equivalent control group for a 12-month period before the start of this study. (January - December 2004) Patients in both groups were adults 18 years and older, admitted to a two-unit, 36 bed Medical floor within a major medical center. Results: To facilitate patient throughput and LOS by multidisciplinary teams, patient profiles and "real time" interactive databases were designed and loaded onto wireless computers. The ability of team members to access the patient profiles and record interventions in "real time" enhanced the acquisition of LOS data for each diagnostic group. Conclusions and Implications: In this presentation, an overview will be provided of the selection and composition of the multidisciplinary team, algorithm used by members for clinical decision making, and results of the interventions on LOS and resource utilization for each diagnostic group. The results didn't clearly demonstrate the advantages of a multidisciplinary team in improving LOS and decreasing resource utilization for each diagnostic group. However, barriers impacting timely patient discharge and throughput were identified. Also, qualitative, descriptive comments via staff surveys demonstrated the improvement in staff satisfaction related to the presence of a multidisciplinary team. [Symposium presentation]en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:06:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:06:13Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name18th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationCherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
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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