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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182833
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Patient Safety: A Creative Solution for Safe Patient Hand-Offs
Author(s):
Jarrett-Pulliam, Cindy
Author Details:
Cindy Jarrett-Pulliam, RN, MSN, FACHE, The Women's Hospital of Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, email: cindy.jarrett-pulliam@mosescone.com
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: Errors in patient care often can be traced to communication breakdowns during a change in caregivers. JCAHO recently announced the addition of a patient safety goal requiring a standardized patient "hand-off" process. Hospitals have struggled with an effective procedure. As a result, patients remain at risk and caregivers are challenged to provide thorough yet efficient reporting. Applying shared governance principles, we developed a patient communication tool for the obstetrical inpatient, a population that routinely experiences multiple department transfers. The RN initiates the tool when the patient presents to the hospital for delivery. Critical points of information, as determined by a task force are documented on the Patient Transfer Communication form. This form is a vital part of the patient record and is consulted for all verbal and written hand-offs during the hospital stay. Additional documentation is added as the patient progresses through her hospitalization. The tool is a vital link between all disciplines who consult it for pertinent clinical information needed to maintain continuity of care and patient safety. Critical points of information include: Brief OB history and vital signs; Co-morbidities; Events of significance during labor and delivery; Last medication dosages and tolerance, including pain and anesthesia; and Complications The Patient Transfer Communication tool has standardized patient hand-offs through a streamlined, hardwired approach. Errors due to ineffective patient hand-offs have decreased, and collaboration between disciplines has increased. Internal audits have showed 99% compliance with use of the form.
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.titlePatient Safety: A Creative Solution for Safe Patient Hand-Offsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJarrett-Pulliam, Cindyen_US
dc.author.detailsCindy Jarrett-Pulliam, RN, MSN, FACHE, The Women's Hospital of Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, email: cindy.jarrett-pulliam@mosescone.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182833-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: Errors in patient care often can be traced to communication breakdowns during a change in caregivers. JCAHO recently announced the addition of a patient safety goal requiring a standardized patient "hand-off" process. Hospitals have struggled with an effective procedure. As a result, patients remain at risk and caregivers are challenged to provide thorough yet efficient reporting. Applying shared governance principles, we developed a patient communication tool for the obstetrical inpatient, a population that routinely experiences multiple department transfers. The RN initiates the tool when the patient presents to the hospital for delivery. Critical points of information, as determined by a task force are documented on the Patient Transfer Communication form. This form is a vital part of the patient record and is consulted for all verbal and written hand-offs during the hospital stay. Additional documentation is added as the patient progresses through her hospitalization. The tool is a vital link between all disciplines who consult it for pertinent clinical information needed to maintain continuity of care and patient safety. Critical points of information include: Brief OB history and vital signs; Co-morbidities; Events of significance during labor and delivery; Last medication dosages and tolerance, including pain and anesthesia; and Complications The Patient Transfer Communication tool has standardized patient hand-offs through a streamlined, hardwired approach. Errors due to ineffective patient hand-offs have decreased, and collaboration between disciplines has increased. Internal audits have showed 99% compliance with use of the form.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:42:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:42:08Z-
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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