A hospital that had struggled to reduce hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) has found success with an approach that emphasizes empowering frontline staff and consistent, structured huddles. After one year, the culture has changed, and HAPIs have been cut by 50%.
Collaborative care teams can use interdisciplinary plan of care rounds to improve communication and facilitate smooth transitions. The plan of care round team can give patients a brief overview and answer patients’ questions or concerns.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has achieved a rate of zero catheter-associated urinary tract infections through the use of daily targeted rounds. The hospital has maintained that zero rate for more than one year.
In last month’s edition of Case Management Insider, we began exploring the evolving world of interdisciplinary care rounds. “State of the art,” as defined by The Joint Commission and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is to have some form of bedside or walking rounds.
Team should meet every day to collaborate on patient care
December 3, 2015
Multidisciplinary rounds are the key to improving communication among all disciplines on the treatment team and facilitating collaboration on the patient’s plan of care, says Jean Maslan, BSN, MHA, CCM, ACM, managing consultant for Berkeley Research Group, with headquarters in Emeryville, CA.