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Journal of Nursing Care Quality:
doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3181e26a3e
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Rapid Cycle Change Projects Improve Quality of Care

Valente, Sharon PhD, RN, APRN, FAAN

Section Editor(s): OERMANN, H. MARILYN PhD, RN, FAAN

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Abstract

Transforming Care at the Bedside program was developed as a way to improve care on medical-surgical units, patients' and family members' experience of care, and teamwork among care team members and to increase satisfaction and retention of nurses. Average turnover rates for this program's RNs decreased to about 3%, a 58% reduction in rate. The time RNs spent in direct patient care increased 10% compared to the control unit, and value-added care also increased from 10% to 15% over baseline. Patient and staff satisfaction improved.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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