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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182848
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Virtual ICU Making an Impact on Safety and Quality
Author(s):
Leonard, Suzanne; Fite, Lisa
Author Details:
Suzanne Leonard, RN, CCRN, Clarian Health Partners, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, email: sleonar1@clarian.org; Lisa Fite, RN
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: Virtual ICU: Making an Impact on Safety and Quality Research has shown that when specially trained critical care staff provide care there is an increase in survival, patients spend less time in the ICU and complications are reduced. Our virtual ICU is staffed 24 hours a day with an ICU support clinical team composed of board certified critical care physicians and experienced critical care nurses. It is often compared to air traffic control where a sophisticated integrated technology system enables the clinical team to continuously monitor and provide medical and nursing care from a remote location. The Virtual ICU has been embraced at our hospitals as a collaborative effort to support the onsite team and improve patient outcomes. Quality and safety are key components of the virtual ICU. The "virtual" medical team collaborates with several disciplines to ensure best practices are being implemented at the bedside. By collaborating with the bedside team, the RNs advocate for best practice and safe passage of patients. The virtual ICU nurses perform over 1500 interventions a month touching 178 patients in 4 hospitals and 10 different critical care units. Early detection and prevention of complications has been demonstrated through a decrease in complications such as ventilator associated pneumonia along with a decrease in hospital critical care mortality. In our continual quest to improve patient care, it is evident that the expertise of the v-ICU team is leveraged to benefit a large number of patients. This program has transformed the way we care for critically ill patients.
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.titleVirtual ICU Making an Impact on Safety and Qualityen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLeonard, Suzanneen_US
dc.contributor.authorFite, Lisaen_US
dc.author.detailsSuzanne Leonard, RN, CCRN, Clarian Health Partners, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, email: sleonar1@clarian.org; Lisa Fite, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182848-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: Virtual ICU: Making an Impact on Safety and Quality Research has shown that when specially trained critical care staff provide care there is an increase in survival, patients spend less time in the ICU and complications are reduced. Our virtual ICU is staffed 24 hours a day with an ICU support clinical team composed of board certified critical care physicians and experienced critical care nurses. It is often compared to air traffic control where a sophisticated integrated technology system enables the clinical team to continuously monitor and provide medical and nursing care from a remote location. The Virtual ICU has been embraced at our hospitals as a collaborative effort to support the onsite team and improve patient outcomes. Quality and safety are key components of the virtual ICU. The "virtual" medical team collaborates with several disciplines to ensure best practices are being implemented at the bedside. By collaborating with the bedside team, the RNs advocate for best practice and safe passage of patients. The virtual ICU nurses perform over 1500 interventions a month touching 178 patients in 4 hospitals and 10 different critical care units. Early detection and prevention of complications has been demonstrated through a decrease in complications such as ventilator associated pneumonia along with a decrease in hospital critical care mortality. In our continual quest to improve patient care, it is evident that the expertise of the v-ICU team is leveraged to benefit a large number of patients. This program has transformed the way we care for critically ill patients.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:42:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:42:49Z-
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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