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Healthy Patients- A Strategy to Improve Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates

nurses identified that the process for screening patients was not standardized on the TCAB unit so they ... tested the practice of the charge nurse reviewing this form with another nurse prior to patient discharge ...

Apr 04,2012

Wisconsin TCAB: "Quality Becomes Practical"

practical in the hands of the bedside nurses who are given the tools to conduct small tests of change, then ... nurse-led hospital program that engages frontline staff to work together to identify, pilot, test and adopt new practices over an 18-month period. Participating nurses will share their successes and lessons ...

Sep 01,2011

Creating Regional Partnerships to Improve Care Transitions

  Addressing the Needs of Patients Discharged to Skilled Nursing Facilities ... hospital inpatients wind up being transferred to a skilled nursing facility (SNF). Typically, the coach ... To read more, see Addressing the Needs of Patients Discharged to Skilled Nursing Facilities . ...

Jul 28,2014

Anything But Routine- Lovelace Westside Hospital Transforms Care at the Bedside

Sun, 2012-12-16 (All day) The demands on physicians, nurses, and staff in ... nurses and other frontline staff—with the support of hospital leadership—in the pursuit of patient ... patients and their families, the TCAB team of nurses at Lovelace Westside Hospital considers patients and ...

Dec 17,2012

Because Every Patient Counts

the floor nurses were familiar with core measures but didn’t fully understand what they were all about ... sheet posted in nursing units and in a weekly newsletter. In addition, managers and supervisors review ... elements—including documentation—needed to pass the measure.   “They’re a quick reference so nurses can ...

Dec 19,2012

Applying a Team Approach to Patient Discharge

Forces for Quality initiative, administrative leadership, physicians, and most importantly, nurses ... a multidisciplinary team of providers that include the charge nurse, the patient’s nurse, a ... care.   With each patient, using TCAB during discharge, the primary nurse gives a ...

Dec 13,2012

SCPA: Challenging Fragmented Care

back to where I can lead a good lifestyle.” Local nursing students and faculty have joined in the effort to support super-utilizers as well. York College of Pennsylvania’s nursing department operates several nurse-managed centers where wellness services are provided to economically disadvantaged and ...

Oct 30,2013

Because Every Patient Counts

care measures were lower than the standard the 77-bed acute care hospital had set. “Our nurses ... each week. The information was then posted on communications boards on every nursing unit and in the ... There’s a lot of noise going on on each nursing floor—they’ve got a lot of things going on they have to ...

Jun 06,2012

St. Mary’s Medical Center Strengthens Discharge Process

involving the patient and family in discharge planning. The care team includes the charge nurse, patient’s nurse, physician, case management, social worker, physical therapist or occupational therapist, and pastoral care team representative. With each patient, the primary nurse gives a one-minute presentation ...

Jul 13,2012

ambulatory programs, medical and nursing schools, funders of health care, patient- and family-led ...

Aug 01,2011

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