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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164367
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Multidisciplinary Care Rounds: Improved Quality Care for the Patient
Author(s):
Chamberlain, Barbara
Author Details:
Barbara Chamberlain, MSN, APRN, BC, CNS, CCRN, Kennedy Health System, Turnersville, New Jersey, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Problem and significance: Today, patients who come to the hospital are very sick and need multidisciplinary care. A multidisciplinary approach can potentially shorten the patient's length of stay and decrease costs for the facility. Purpose: The purpose of multidisciplinary rounds is to hear other disciplines' short and long-term plans and goals for the patient while hospitalized. Description of the project: The multidisciplinary team meets at 8:30 every morning to discuss the patients and the plan of care. Also discussed is how each discipline can impact each other. Methods: This project was initiated and implemented by the clinical nurses specialist after consultation with various care managers. Once the managers agreed, discussions followed with the various disciplines that agreed to pilot the project. Rounds, facilitated by the clinical nurse specialist and the case manager, have been successfully conducted for the past nine months. In addition, the team consists of the charge nurse, the nurse caring for the patient, a respiratory therapist, a dietician, a pharmacist, attending physician (if available), the infection control nurse, the medical resident (who changes every month), two interns, a medical student, and the family, if interested. The walking rounds are conducted outside the patient room. The nurses provide an update on the patient and then the multidisciplinary team discusses its plans. Outcomes: All disciplines have seen rounds as a positive step in terms of patient care. We all work together to see that the patient receives quality care and leaves the hospital as soon as possible. The clinical nurse specialist works with the nursing staff to make accurate assessments, achieve nursing goals, and implement other disciplines' goals. Conclusions/Implications for Nursing Practice: All disciplines work together toward a common goal - quality care for the patient. The families are pleased with this approach and understand the basis for the care that is being delivered. There is a great respect between the disciplines and each appreciates what the other brings to the team. The planned outcome is that the patient is discharged quickly.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence, held on March 9�12, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USA
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMultidisciplinary Care Rounds: Improved Quality Care for the Patienten_GB
dc.contributor.authorChamberlain, Barbaraen_US
dc.author.detailsBarbara Chamberlain, MSN, APRN, BC, CNS, CCRN, Kennedy Health System, Turnersville, New Jersey, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164367-
dc.description.abstractProblem and significance: Today, patients who come to the hospital are very sick and need multidisciplinary care. A multidisciplinary approach can potentially shorten the patient's length of stay and decrease costs for the facility. Purpose: The purpose of multidisciplinary rounds is to hear other disciplines' short and long-term plans and goals for the patient while hospitalized. Description of the project: The multidisciplinary team meets at 8:30 every morning to discuss the patients and the plan of care. Also discussed is how each discipline can impact each other. Methods: This project was initiated and implemented by the clinical nurses specialist after consultation with various care managers. Once the managers agreed, discussions followed with the various disciplines that agreed to pilot the project. Rounds, facilitated by the clinical nurse specialist and the case manager, have been successfully conducted for the past nine months. In addition, the team consists of the charge nurse, the nurse caring for the patient, a respiratory therapist, a dietician, a pharmacist, attending physician (if available), the infection control nurse, the medical resident (who changes every month), two interns, a medical student, and the family, if interested. The walking rounds are conducted outside the patient room. The nurses provide an update on the patient and then the multidisciplinary team discusses its plans. Outcomes: All disciplines have seen rounds as a positive step in terms of patient care. We all work together to see that the patient receives quality care and leaves the hospital as soon as possible. The clinical nurse specialist works with the nursing staff to make accurate assessments, achieve nursing goals, and implement other disciplines' goals. Conclusions/Implications for Nursing Practice: All disciplines work together toward a common goal - quality care for the patient. The families are pleased with this approach and understand the basis for the care that is being delivered. There is a great respect between the disciplines and each appreciates what the other brings to the team. The planned outcome is that the patient is discharged quickly.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:47:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:47:05Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellenceen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationOrlando, Florida, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence, held on March 9�12, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USAen_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.en_US
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