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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/344168
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Poster
Title:
Let’s Collaborate: Optimizing the Care of the Trauma Patient
Author(s):
Voss, Ashley
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Ashley Voss, BSN, RN, ashley.voss@stjohn.org
Abstract:
Evidence-based Practice Abstract Purpose: Purpose: The purpose of this project was to improve the efficiency and safety of the trauma patient in our Emergency Department (ED), as well as build staff collaboration, education and accountability. This initiative responded to the American College of Surgeons (ACS) requirements of a level II trauma center, and was developed to ensure the continuous improvement of the system and to guarantee positive outcomes for our patients. Design: A process improvement project was designed to include the current requirements of the ACS, as well as patient safety initiatives set forth by the organization. A multidisciplinary team, the Trauma Committee, was established and initiated their work by performing a thorough assessment of the actual practices of how a trauma patient was cared for in our ED. Setting: Setting: An urban 772-bed teaching hospital that is a verified level II trauma center and additionally stroke, chest pain, and heart failure accredited. The ED cares for approximately 117,000 patients annually. Participants/Subjects: The participants of this process improvement project included ED nurses, Emergency Room Technicians, Health Unit Coordinators, working collaboratively with ED Physicians, the trauma surgery team, and leadership team. Methods: A review of the ACS requirements was conducted and a comparison was made with the current work flow of the trauma care provided to our patients in the ED. The team carefully reviewed current trends in documentation through peer review, then utilized this information to educate the staff through meetings, huddles, in-services, and email as well as developed a ‘trauma education board’, allowing continuous review. The information disseminated included evidenced based protocols, best practices, updates and educational information shared to enhance their knowledge base. The team collaborated with the trauma surgery team and emergency room physicians to hold educational lectures and mock trauma drills involving the emergency room, operating room, blood bank, and surgical intensive care unit within the hospital. The team collaborated with lab to develop the process of applying red trauma bands to all trauma patients to improve safety. Results/Outcomes: The results of the process improvement of the Trauma Committee included improved collaboration and teamwork amongst the multidisciplinary teams, enhanced flow of the care provided to the trauma patient, decreased amount of rework with perfected workflow by defining roles, significantly improved documentation by creating a culture of awareness and education, and most importantly created unsurpassed patient safety with the use of each initiative. Early identification, utilizing an immediate placement of a trauma band on the patient’s arrival to the ED, created the opportunity for the safe and uninterrupted administration of blood products. Implications: The initial assessment and management of patients presenting to the ED with traumatic injury can be challenging and requires a rapid and systematic approach centered on the safety of the patient. The Trauma Committee provided necessary education and encouraged communication and collaboration, leading to better patient outcomes and overall associate satisfaction. Thorough education and application of this collaborative approach are important factors in improving the outcome of the trauma patient.
Keywords:
Care of Trauma Patient
Repository Posting Date:
4-Feb-2015
Date of Publication:
4-Feb-2015
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
2014 ENA Annual Conference
Conference Host:
Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.
Description:
2014 ENA Annual Conference Theme: Safe Practice, Safe Care. Held at the Indiana Convention Center
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.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePosteren_GB
dc.titleLet’s Collaborate: Optimizing the Care of the Trauma Patienten_GB
dc.contributor.authorVoss, Ashleyen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsAshley Voss, BSN, RN, ashley.voss@stjohn.orgen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/344168-
dc.description.abstractEvidence-based Practice Abstract Purpose: Purpose: The purpose of this project was to improve the efficiency and safety of the trauma patient in our Emergency Department (ED), as well as build staff collaboration, education and accountability. This initiative responded to the American College of Surgeons (ACS) requirements of a level II trauma center, and was developed to ensure the continuous improvement of the system and to guarantee positive outcomes for our patients. Design: A process improvement project was designed to include the current requirements of the ACS, as well as patient safety initiatives set forth by the organization. A multidisciplinary team, the Trauma Committee, was established and initiated their work by performing a thorough assessment of the actual practices of how a trauma patient was cared for in our ED. Setting: Setting: An urban 772-bed teaching hospital that is a verified level II trauma center and additionally stroke, chest pain, and heart failure accredited. The ED cares for approximately 117,000 patients annually. Participants/Subjects: The participants of this process improvement project included ED nurses, Emergency Room Technicians, Health Unit Coordinators, working collaboratively with ED Physicians, the trauma surgery team, and leadership team. Methods: A review of the ACS requirements was conducted and a comparison was made with the current work flow of the trauma care provided to our patients in the ED. The team carefully reviewed current trends in documentation through peer review, then utilized this information to educate the staff through meetings, huddles, in-services, and email as well as developed a ‘trauma education board’, allowing continuous review. The information disseminated included evidenced based protocols, best practices, updates and educational information shared to enhance their knowledge base. The team collaborated with the trauma surgery team and emergency room physicians to hold educational lectures and mock trauma drills involving the emergency room, operating room, blood bank, and surgical intensive care unit within the hospital. The team collaborated with lab to develop the process of applying red trauma bands to all trauma patients to improve safety. Results/Outcomes: The results of the process improvement of the Trauma Committee included improved collaboration and teamwork amongst the multidisciplinary teams, enhanced flow of the care provided to the trauma patient, decreased amount of rework with perfected workflow by defining roles, significantly improved documentation by creating a culture of awareness and education, and most importantly created unsurpassed patient safety with the use of each initiative. Early identification, utilizing an immediate placement of a trauma band on the patient’s arrival to the ED, created the opportunity for the safe and uninterrupted administration of blood products. Implications: The initial assessment and management of patients presenting to the ED with traumatic injury can be challenging and requires a rapid and systematic approach centered on the safety of the patient. The Trauma Committee provided necessary education and encouraged communication and collaboration, leading to better patient outcomes and overall associate satisfaction. Thorough education and application of this collaborative approach are important factors in improving the outcome of the trauma patient.en_GB
dc.subjectCare of Trauma Patienten_GB
dc.date.available2015-02-04T11:27:43Z-
dc.date.issued2015-02-04-
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-04T11:27:43Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.name2014 ENA Annual Conferenceen_GB
dc.conference.hostEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.en_GB
dc.description2014 ENA Annual Conference Theme: Safe Practice, Safe Care. Held at the Indiana Convention Centeren_GB
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.en_GB
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