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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182561
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Bed King - An Effective Bed Management Program
Author(s):
Poduska, Donna
Author Details:
Donna Poduska, MS, RN, CNAA, Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, email: ddp@pvhs.org
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: This poster will address how a community hospital improved ER and inpatient bed management to move patients along the continuum of services more efficiently and effectively. An inter-disciplinary committee composed of staff from ER, Housekeeping, Senior Management, ICU, Med/Surg, Admitting, Discharge Planning, plus an Administrative Coordinator, developed a process that not only reduced the length of stay in the ER and inpatient areas, but improved staff, physician and patient satisfaction. This team was led by the CNO of the hospital. This poster will detail the implementation of changes needed to accomplish these identified outcomes. Utilizing the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) process the bed management committee addressed admissions, both direct and emergency room, dismissals, inter-hospital and intra-hospital transfers, and the development of a dashboard to monitor the process. The following were key changes that were made to achieve an effective bed management program. First, the addition of a centralized person, the Administrative Coordinator, Monday through Friday, with job responsibilities of bed management along with an RN in the admitting department was implemented. Second, the development of an automated bed board on the hospital's intranet site was available to all staff and management to allow increased communication of bed availability to the hospital personnel. Third, the implementation of a case management program along with discharge planning to facilitate treatment planning of inpatients and ER patients was accomplished. Fourth, the creation of a surge protocol in the emergency room to address increased census was developed and initiated. Fifth, the implementation of a computer notification system to admitting when the order for transfer or dismissal of a patient is received on a unit was instituted. All of these processes with identified monitors are reviewed in the monthly bed management committee to assess how the...[Please contact the primary investigator for more information about this poster presentation.]
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
The 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Bed King - An Effective Bed Management Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPoduska, Donnaen_US
dc.author.detailsDonna Poduska, MS, RN, CNAA, Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, email: ddp@pvhs.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182561-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: This poster will address how a community hospital improved ER and inpatient bed management to move patients along the continuum of services more efficiently and effectively. An inter-disciplinary committee composed of staff from ER, Housekeeping, Senior Management, ICU, Med/Surg, Admitting, Discharge Planning, plus an Administrative Coordinator, developed a process that not only reduced the length of stay in the ER and inpatient areas, but improved staff, physician and patient satisfaction. This team was led by the CNO of the hospital. This poster will detail the implementation of changes needed to accomplish these identified outcomes. Utilizing the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) process the bed management committee addressed admissions, both direct and emergency room, dismissals, inter-hospital and intra-hospital transfers, and the development of a dashboard to monitor the process. The following were key changes that were made to achieve an effective bed management program. First, the addition of a centralized person, the Administrative Coordinator, Monday through Friday, with job responsibilities of bed management along with an RN in the admitting department was implemented. Second, the development of an automated bed board on the hospital's intranet site was available to all staff and management to allow increased communication of bed availability to the hospital personnel. Third, the implementation of a case management program along with discharge planning to facilitate treatment planning of inpatients and ER patients was accomplished. Fourth, the creation of a surge protocol in the emergency room to address increased census was developed and initiated. Fifth, the implementation of a computer notification system to admitting when the order for transfer or dismissal of a patient is received on a unit was instituted. All of these processes with identified monitors are reviewed in the monthly bed management committee to assess how the...[Please contact the primary investigator for more information about this poster presentation.]en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:29:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:29:42Z-
dc.conference.date2008en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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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