Creator:
Duration: 2:58
Rapid response team (RRT) adoption and implementation are associated with improved quality of care of patients who experience an unanticipated medical emergency. The sustainability of RRTs is vital to achieve long-term benefits of these teams for patients, staff, and hospitals. The author describes a study that examined the relationship between sustainability elements and RRT sustainability in hospitals with RRTs. Watch the video and be sure to read the article.
Creator:
Duration: 4:43
Journal: Journal of Nursing Care Quality January/March 2017, Volume 32, Issue 1;
The authors developed an evidence-based alarm management strategy and describe their project in this video. The alarm management program reduced alarms up to 30%. Evaluation of patients on continuous cardiac monitoring showed a 3.5% decrease in census. This alarm management strategy has the potential to save $136 500 and 841 hours of registered nurses' time per year. Make sure you read their article too.
Creator:
Duration: 4:04
Learn more about this study that examined the implementation of handoff as part of TeamSTEPPS initiatives for improving shift-change communication. The authors conducted on-site interviews and made observations in 8 critical access hospitals. Facilitators and barriers were different between high and low performing hospitals. Staff involvement and being part of the “big picture” were important facilitators to change management and buy-in. After viewing this video, read the article to learn more about this important study.
Creator:
Duration: 5:48
Journal: Journal of Nursing Care Quality January/March 2016, Volume 31, Issue 1;
Many fall prevention strategies exist with some degree of effectiveness. Watch this video and read the article to learn about a staff-driven QI initiative to develop a video in partnership with patients and families to prevent falls when hospitalized. Since the video's release, the fall rate has decreased by 29.4%.
Creator:
Duration: 6:12
Journal: Journal of Nursing Care Quality July/September 2016, Volume 31, Issue 3;
Among hospitalized patients, malnutrition is prevalent yet often overlooked and undertreated. The author implemented a QI program that integrated early nutritional care into the nursing workflow. Nurses screened for malnutrition risk at patient admission and then immediately ordered oral nutritional supplements for those at risk. Supplements were given as regular medications. Pressure ulcer incidence, length of stay, 30-day readmissions, and costs of care were reduced. Watch this video and read the entire article for free: the article is open access so readers can learn about this important QI initiative.
Creator:
Duration: 7:42
Journal: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Ensuring optimal care coordination requires a clear understanding of how clinician activities and continuity during transitions affect patient-centered care and quality outcomes. Dr. Radwin describes an expanded theoretical framework to better understand care coordination. She provides a clear explanation of concepts. Watch the video and read her article to understand the framework and how you can use it to guide care coordination in your own setting.
Creator: Sabrina Orique and Christopher Patty
Duration: 5:08
Journal: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Watch this video and read the article to learn more about the nature and causes of missed nursing care and how it relates to unit-level nurse workload. This study was conducted in California, which legally mandates nurse staffing ratios. There were no significant relationships between patient turnover and missed nursing care.
Creator: Jennifer Embree
Duration: 2:47
Journal: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Seasoned nurses frequently resign from their positions due to burnout. An innovative idea that could support nurse retention is nurse sabbaticals. Balanced scorecards with strategy maps can display financial benefit, positive customer experience, and operational and human capital development required to initiate and sustain a professional nurse sabbatical. A balanced scorecard with strategy map is an effective tool that demonstrates connection between the organizational mission and the outcomes of a nurse sabbatical program.
Creator:
Duration: 16:32
Journal: Journal of Nursing Care Quality July/September 2016, Volume 31, Issue 3;
A multicomponent intervention was attempted in a pediatric emergency department to increase reporting of workplace aggression committed by patients and visitors. Overall reporting decreased from 53% to 47% (p = .06). Reasons for reporting were severity of incident and being asked to report. However, many incidents were not reported. Watch the video and be sure to read the article.
Creator: Eileen Lake
Duration: 4:54
Journal: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Dr. Lake and colleagues describe their study on the associations between the NICU work environment, quality of care, safety, and patient outcomes. A secondary analysis was conducted of responses of 1247 NICU staff nurses in 171 hospitals to a large nurse survey. Better work environments were associated with lower odds of nurses reporting poor quality, safety, and outcomes. Improving the work environment may be a promising strategy to achieve safer settings for at-risk newborns.
Creator: Pam Cosper
Duration: 3:00
Journal: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Multiple interventions were used to reduce restraint use in 4 acute care hospitals within a single health system: multidisciplinary rounds on restrained patients, increased availability of restraint alternatives, development of unit-based restraint champions, and education of staff. The health care system has maintained a quarterly restraint prevalence rate of less than 2.26% with 1 variant.
Creator:
Duration: 7:26
Journal: Journal of Nursing Care Quality October/December 2016, Volume 31, Issue 4;
Recent changes in the Surgical Care Improvement Project guideline require blood glucose values be less than 180 mg/dL 18 to 24 hours after anesthesia end time after cardiac surgery. The authors studied 2 groups of patients: the first group of patients was transitioned off IV insulin on postoperative day 1, 24 hours after anesthesia end time, whereas the second group was transitioned off IV insulin on the second day, 48 hours after anesthesia end time. The results showed no statistical differences in outcomes between groups. Watch this video and read the article to learn about the study and evidence they gathered from it.