As humans, we have a strong history and culture of storytelling. From early cave drawings to today's Facebook we use stories to communicate ideas, thoughts and events to others. Health care has a wealth of stories, of pain and healing,heartbreak and hope, compassion, and inspiration. However, it isn't just about what is being told - it is how it is being told. Health care stories bring experiences to life; they encourage a focus on patient as a whole person rather than just a clinical condition or as an outcome. This session will focus on how to tell an effective story and how to coach others to do the same.View Full Series
Join us for the fourth installment of the ADE opioid safety fishbowl series where you will hear what's happened since the third fishbowl on July 20th at the fishbowl hospitals. Let's hear from the four "fish" as they apply their learning's to new process deigns for post-op, post-CABG, med-surg and endoscopy sedation safety.View Full Series
Skin, the largest organ in the body can and does fail, leading to pressure or terminal injuries. Acute, chronic and end stage skin failure have different care planning goals and prognosis. Sepsis is a leading diagnosis associated with HAPI and acute skin failure. Differentiating acute skin failure from chronic and terminal skin failure can help clinicians identify which patients should have curative versus palliative skin care goals. Join the HRET HIIN virtual HAPI Event "Acute Skin Failure from Sepsis: Preventing Injury with Early Mobility" On Thursday, August 31st at 12:00pm CT to learn how to differentiate the different types of skin failure, learn which are avoidable and why, and appreciate the importance of taking small steps in mobilizing the critically ill patient on day one to prevent the hemodynamic instability that is aggravated by a "do not turn" status.
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With the wide adoption of electronic documentation, individualized care planning has become a challenge especially in the area of fall prevention. The current state in many organizations is to solely rely on risk score and application of a fall bundle to prevent falls. This method is failing miserably and far too many patients are restricted to their bed to prevent a fall. Can we do better? Can we "work around" the Electronic Health Record to provide patient centered fall care plans? The answer is yes! Join the September 12th Falls Event "Fall Prevention: Goodbye Bundle, Hello Care Plan" to learn about an innovative tool that was developed at Bringham Young's Women Hospital that has led to a reduction in overall fall rates and fall with injury rates. The Fall TIPS : Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety tool is a laminated bedside clinical decision support tool that links risk factors to interventions , engages the patient in developing the plan and communicates the fall plan. Join this event to learn what is in the Fall TIPS tool kit and how your organization can gain access and implementation support.
Recommended Audience: This is a must attend for interdisciplinary Falls Teams to watch as a group. Invite nurses, nursing assistants, rehab team members, environmental services team members, nursing managers, clinical informatics team members, pharmacy staff, hospitalists and quality leaders.
After testing a change on a small scale, learning from each test, and refining the change through several PDSA cycles, the change is ready for implementation on a broader scale-for example, for an entire pilot population or on an entire unit. Implementation is a permanent change to the way work is done and, as such, involves building the change into the organization. Implementation can be hard, but there are key strategies that we can offer you as you work with your team.
It is very exciting to have demonstrated improvement in one area! But we need to begin to put strategies in place for spreading this improvement to all. This session will offer you guidance as you prepare for spread.
Improving performance in any area of an organization is a significant accomplishment! But a more important and often more perplexing challenge remains: how to spread the success to other facilities or departments. A key factor in closing the gap between the best known practice and common practice is the ability of health care providers and their organizations to rapidly spread innovations and new ideas to others. As we build our improvement efforts, it is vital to create a plan for the adoption and spread of the improvement, as well as identifying key opportunities to scale improvement. In this session, we will discuss key steps that you can take as you adopt, spread and scale improvement in your organization.