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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182811
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Hall Pass: Making the Grade in Interdisciplinary Hand-Off Communication
Author(s):
Goettemoeller, Diana; Rickey, Kay
Author Details:
Diana Goettemoeller, RN BSN CCRN, Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy, Ohio, USA, email: dgoettemoeller@uvmc.com; Kay Rickey, RN, MS, CNS, CWOCN
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: Joint Commission's safety goal to "Implement a standardized approach to" handoff communications, including an opportunity to ask and respond to questions, presented an occasion for Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) to appraise the multitude of patient handoffs that occur daily in a healthcare environment. An interdisciplinary team consisting of a nurse manager, patient transporter, radiology technologist, ultrasound technologist, and a radiology nurse was formed to evaluate handoff processes from nursing to ancillary health (inter/intrdepartmental). Two patients were followed through diagnostic imaging exams, observing communication between nursing and ancillary health. Observations about general patient safety were also noted. No formal handoff currently existed between nursing and ancillary health. Although a radiology nurse monitored patients undergoing high-risk procedures, most patients did not receive nursing observation during exams. Concerns arose regarding patient safety. A "Hall Pass" was developed resulting from safety concerns identified and interdisciplinary input gathered. Key features of the Hall Pass include: Ordered exam or treatment; Mental status, fall risk, toileting needs, IV, oral intake restrictions; Instructions about the patient's ability to stand; Phone number where the nurse can be reached; and Entire form placed in SBAR format, UVMC's framework for handoff communication. On completion of the exam, ancillary health documents any unusual occurrence such as nausea or vomiting along with their name with the extension/department where they can be reached. Institution of the Hall Pass has improved communication of critical patient safety information, has improved satisfaction among staff and ultimately improved patient centered care. [Please contact presenter for more information.]
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHall Pass: Making the Grade in Interdisciplinary Hand-Off Communicationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGoettemoeller, Dianaen_US
dc.contributor.authorRickey, Kayen_US
dc.author.detailsDiana Goettemoeller, RN BSN CCRN, Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy, Ohio, USA, email: dgoettemoeller@uvmc.com; Kay Rickey, RN, MS, CNS, CWOCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182811-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: Joint Commission's safety goal to "Implement a standardized approach to" handoff communications, including an opportunity to ask and respond to questions, presented an occasion for Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) to appraise the multitude of patient handoffs that occur daily in a healthcare environment. An interdisciplinary team consisting of a nurse manager, patient transporter, radiology technologist, ultrasound technologist, and a radiology nurse was formed to evaluate handoff processes from nursing to ancillary health (inter/intrdepartmental). Two patients were followed through diagnostic imaging exams, observing communication between nursing and ancillary health. Observations about general patient safety were also noted. No formal handoff currently existed between nursing and ancillary health. Although a radiology nurse monitored patients undergoing high-risk procedures, most patients did not receive nursing observation during exams. Concerns arose regarding patient safety. A "Hall Pass" was developed resulting from safety concerns identified and interdisciplinary input gathered. Key features of the Hall Pass include: Ordered exam or treatment; Mental status, fall risk, toileting needs, IV, oral intake restrictions; Instructions about the patient's ability to stand; Phone number where the nurse can be reached; and Entire form placed in SBAR format, UVMC's framework for handoff communication. On completion of the exam, ancillary health documents any unusual occurrence such as nausea or vomiting along with their name with the extension/department where they can be reached. Institution of the Hall Pass has improved communication of critical patient safety information, has improved satisfaction among staff and ultimately improved patient centered care. [Please contact presenter for more information.]en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:41:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:41:06Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.description"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, 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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