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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182449
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Excellence in Communication
Author(s):
Cyr, Alaina
Author Details:
Alaina Cyr, RN, BSN, CAPA, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA, email: camironi@sbcglobal.net
Abstract:
Keeping track of patients on a blended outpatient and inpatient unit can be a difficult task for all involved. In an effort to improve communication regarding the location and status of patients to multiple disciplines, a color coded system was developed. The patient board in the nurses station was redesigned to indicate the patients service and physician, assigned nurse, stage in the perioperative experience, inpatient or outpatient status, anticipated discharge, and actual discharge order. Each patient population served by the unit has a unique color identifying the type of patient. For example, plastic surgery patients last name and physician are written in black. The beds on the unit are divided into inpatient and outpatients and are identified on the board by color coded dots next to the patients name. The stage in the perioperative experience is indicated by red lines placed under the patients name. Two lines indicate the patient is in the preoperative process, one line indicates the patient is in the operating room, and no lines indicate the patient has returned and is post-op. Patients expected to discharge have a red circle placed around the patient type indicator dot and patients with actual discharge order have D/C placed next to their name. A legend is provided on the board for anyone unfamiliar with the system. All members of the multidisciplinary team utilize this color coded board to identify patient location, type, nurse, and status thus improving patient flow and multidisciplinary communication for excellence in practice. References: Cox, C. (2007) Patient Flow: a staff nurse's perspective, RN, 70(7), 40-43.; H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks. (2007). Improving patient flow, patient satisfaction, and patient safety. HS&HN, 81(11) 28-29.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Description:
"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExcellence in Communicationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCyr, Alainaen_US
dc.author.detailsAlaina Cyr, RN, BSN, CAPA, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA, email: camironi@sbcglobal.neten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182449-
dc.description.abstractKeeping track of patients on a blended outpatient and inpatient unit can be a difficult task for all involved. In an effort to improve communication regarding the location and status of patients to multiple disciplines, a color coded system was developed. The patient board in the nurses station was redesigned to indicate the patients service and physician, assigned nurse, stage in the perioperative experience, inpatient or outpatient status, anticipated discharge, and actual discharge order. Each patient population served by the unit has a unique color identifying the type of patient. For example, plastic surgery patients last name and physician are written in black. The beds on the unit are divided into inpatient and outpatients and are identified on the board by color coded dots next to the patients name. The stage in the perioperative experience is indicated by red lines placed under the patients name. Two lines indicate the patient is in the preoperative process, one line indicates the patient is in the operating room, and no lines indicate the patient has returned and is post-op. Patients expected to discharge have a red circle placed around the patient type indicator dot and patients with actual discharge order have D/C placed next to their name. A legend is provided on the board for anyone unfamiliar with the system. All members of the multidisciplinary team utilize this color coded board to identify patient location, type, nurse, and status thus improving patient flow and multidisciplinary communication for excellence in practice. References: Cox, C. (2007) Patient Flow: a staff nurse's perspective, RN, 70(7), 40-43.; H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks. (2007). Improving patient flow, patient satisfaction, and patient safety. HS&HN, 81(11) 28-29.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:24:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:24:44Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationLouisville, Kentucky, USAen_US
dc.description"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.en_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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