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Augmenting Atrial Fibrillation Care after an Emergency Department Visit: Implementing Telephone Practice

Video Author: Hart, Danielle RN (EC); Hopman, Wilma M. MA; Hammond, Sharlene BN, RN; Redfearn, Damian P.
Published on: 10.17.2019
Associated with: October/December 2019, Volume 34, Issue 4;

Atrial fibrillation (AF) care can be episodic and heavily reliant on hospital resources, particularly the emergency department (ED). A nurse practitioner developed a new program to improve AF care after an ED visit, which included contacting patients by telephone. Telephone contact was highly effective: 37 of 90 patients with AF presented to the ED prior to telephone contact and 7 of 90 patients did so post–telephone contact (P < .001). Telephone practice led by an NP provides an opportunity to improve assessment and management of patient care. Learn more about this intervention in this video and read the full article.

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Creator: Graham, Kimberly DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC; Ogbuji, Grace BSN, RN; Williams, Zainab BSN, RN; Crain, Maria BSN, RN, BMTCN; Rolin, Barbara MSN, RN-BC; Juala, Jeremy BSN, RN, CMSRN; Larbi, Ida BSN, RN, OCN; Bernard, Noreen EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN; Oster, Cynthia A. P
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On inpatient units, patients experience lack of sleep due to noise and multiple interruptions at night. A pilot intervention to support the initiative, “Don't wake the patient for routine care unless the patient's condition or care specifically requires it,” was implemented on 3 units in 3 hospitals. Nurses implemented the project using a purposeful strategy of sleep masks, earplugs, noise detectors, and bundling care. The experiences across the 3 hospital units were positive for providers, patients, and patients' families.
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Creator: Frist Avila, Patricia MSN, RN, NE-BC, OCN, AOCNS; Twibell, K. Renee PhD, RN, CNE; Demaree, Heather MSN, RN, CMSRN
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Creator: Pate, Kimberly DNP, RN, ACCNS-AG, PCCN-K; Brelewski, Kiersten MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC, OCN; Rutledge, Sarah R. MSN, RN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN, OCN; Rankin, Veronica DNP, RN-BC, NP-C, CNL, NE-BC; Layell, Jessica BSN, RN, CIC
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Creator: Russell, Cynthia K. DNP, RN-BC; McNeill, Margaret PhD, RN, APRN-CNS, CCRN-K, TCRN, CPAN, NE-BC, NHDP-BC, FCNS, FAAN
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Lung cancer is prevalent worldwide, with 2.1 million new cases and 1.8 million deaths in 2020. Our community residents were more likely to be diagnosed with lung cancer in later stages (62%) compared with 56% nationally, resulting in an increased community mortality rate. Evidence-based changes in an electronic health record system supported identification and referral of high-risk patients for low-dose computer tomography to improve early lung cancer detection rates. Early-stage lung cancer detection increased 24%. Learn more in this video and article about how the authors improved early-stage lung cancer detection.
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Creator: Draus, Catherine DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, MSNBC; Mianecki, Therese B. PhD, RN; Musgrove, Hannah MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, PMGT-BC; Bastien, Danielle J. DNP, APRN, FNP-BC; Greggs, Dana MSN, RN, ACNS-BC; Halash, Christine BSN, RN, CCRN; (Larry-Osman) Bellamy, Che
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Second victims (SVs) are health care workers traumatized by unanticipated, adverse patient events. These experiences can have personal and professional effects on SVs. The purpose of the study was to determine the prevalence of nurses who identified as SVs. Of 359 participants, 159 (44.3%) identified as SVs. There was a significant relationship between work tenure and SVs (P = .009). A relationship was found between SVs and awareness and use of support resources, with debriefing being the preferred method after an event.
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Creator: Hogan Quigley, Beth DNP, MSN, RN, CRNP; Renz, Susan M. PhD, DNP, RN, GNP-BC; Bradway, Christine PhD, CRNP, FAAN, AGSF
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Creator: Havaei, Farinaz PhD, RN, MERM; Ji, Xuejun Ryan PhD, MEd; Boamah, Sheila A. PhD, RN
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Creator: Montgomery, Aoyjai P. PhD, BSN; Patrician, Patricia A. PhD, RN, FAAN; Azuero, Andres PhD, MBA
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Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) rates in our unit were higher when compared with the overall hospital rates. An interprofessional working group developed and implemented a QI bundled approach to reduce CAUTIs. There was a 79% reduction in average CAUTI rates following the bundle implementation along with reduced variability in rates.
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Creator: Hedges, Christine, PhD, RN, NE-BC; Hunt, Candice, MHA; Ball, Pamela, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Duration: 2:44
A quiet environment promotes rest and healing but is often challenging to provide in a busy acute care setting. A multidisciplinary team used Lean methods and the Model for Improvement to test interventions for Quiet Time (QT) and used HCAHPS “always quiet” scores as the primary outcome measure. The team instituted nighttime and afternoon QT supported by rounding and scripting, dimming lights, lowering staff voices, offering a sleep menu at night, and replacing noisy wheels. Quiet scores improved on both units after 11 months. You will appreciate the level of noise patients experience in hospitals (watch this video for a demonstration) and learn more about QT intervention – you can implement QT in your settings. Don’t miss this video and article (and get your Continuing Education).
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Creator: Misto, Kara, PhD, RN; Padula, Cynthia, PhD, RN; Bryand, Elizabeth, BSN, RN-BC; Nadeau, Kate, MPH, RN
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While there are many benefits of EMR documentation, the presence of a computer may adversely affect provider-patient interaction. The purpose of this project was to examine staff nurses' perception of the impact of electronic documentation in the presence of the patient on the nurse-patient relationship. A survey was administered to 276 staff nurses, and open-ended interviews were conducted with 11 novice and 20 expert nurses. Nurses identified benefits and challenges to EMR documentation and strategies to maintain therapeutic relationships and communication. Dr Misto explains the study in this video and article.
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Learn how this team evaluated their hospital's fall prevention program and decreased their fall rate – watch the video and be sure to read their article. The team used a clinical practice guideline with 7 key practices to develop an individualized fall prevention program with multiple interventions (nurse-driven mobility assessment, purposeful hourly rounding, video monitoring for confused and impulsive fall-risk patients, and others). The fall rate decreased to 1.14, with a 72% expense reduction based on decreased sitter usage.
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Creator: Marilyn Oermann
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This is the first video in our writing for publication series. The purpose of the manuscript and intended readers guide your selection of a journal for submission. Learn about directories of nursing and other journals and sending a query email.
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Creator: Marilyn Oermann
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This is the 2nd video in our writing for publication series. Learn about the journal’s Information for Authors and why important, formats for writing different types of manuscripts, and reporting guidelines. The video will prepare you for writing papers about quality improvement and using the SQUIRE guidelines. References and tables/figures also are discussed.
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Creator: Marilyn Oermann
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This is the final video in our writing for publication series. In this video you will get some additional tips on writing your manuscript and will learn about peer review and responding to reviewers’ comments. Other topics include authorship criteria, copyright, open access, and avoiding “predatory journals.”
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Patient safety checklists are ubiquitous in health care. Nurses bear significant responsibility for ensuring checklist adherence. To report nonadherence to a checklist and stop an unsafe procedure, a workplace climate of psychological safety is needed. The author analyzed organizational data to examine the relationship between psychological safety and reports of nonadherence to the central line bundle checklist. Results showed varied perceptions of psychological safety but no relationship with nonadherence. You will enjoy watching this innovative video and will learn a lot from it (and be sure to also read the article).
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Learn about this project to develop and implement a nurse-driven protocol to remove urinary catheters using evidence-based criteria. The specific aim was to decrease average catheter dwell time with the use of a nurse-driven protocol in MICU patients. In this video the author explains the need for the practice change and how she improved care on the unit. After watching the video, be sure to read the article.
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Assessing high risk for falling among psychiatric inpatients is particularly challenging in that assessments with strong sensitivity and specificity are not available. The author explains their study to validate use of the Baptist Health High Risk Falls Assessment (BHHRFA), a medical-surgical fall risk assessment, with a psychiatric inpatient population. Data collected on 5910 psychiatric inpatients using the BHHRFA showed acceptable sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic odds ratio. After you watch the video, take time to read the article.
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Medication errors are a source of serious patient harm. A unique approach, Socio-Technical Probabilistic Risk Assessment, was used to analyze medication errors in this pediatric setting. Three steps were identified that should be taken with every intravenous medication or fluid administration. Nurses check for the 3Cs: Connections, Clamps, and Confirming pump settings. Preliminary analysis revealed a 22% reduction in errors. This video is prepared with a pediatric theme!
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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.
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The purpose of this QI project was to determine the feasibility of using provider-led participatory visual methods to scrutinize 4 hospital units' infection prevention and control practices. Methods included provider-led photo walkabouts, photo elicitation sessions, and postimprovement photo walkabouts. Nurses readily engaged in using the methods to examine and improve their units' practices and reorganize their work environment.
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The Race is led by Clinical Nurse Specialists in partnership with nurse leaders to engage frontline staff in QI. Staff adopts evidence-based practice changes and actively engages in friendly competition to improve selected quality metrics. Data from compliance audits and automated outcome metric reports are used to identify top performing units. The Race project provides a focus for frontline staff by helping to correlate the impact on outcomes of providing quality patient care through best practices. The authors explain the project in this video and their article.
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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%.
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