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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714816/opportunities-and-efficiencies-in-building-a-new-service-desk-model
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Alexa Mayo, Everly Brown, Ryan Harris
In July 2015, the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), merged its reference and circulation services, creating the Information Services Department and Information Services Desk. Designing the Information Services Desk with a team approach allowed for the re-examination of the HS/HSL's service model from the ground up. With the creation of a single service point, the HS/HSL was able to create efficiencies, improve the user experience by eliminating handoffs, create a collaborative team environment, and engage information services staff in a variety of new projects...
July 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691973/a-swift-method-for-handing-off-obstetrical-patients-on-the-labor-floor
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Jean-Ju Sheen, Laura Reimers, Shravya Govindappagari, Ivan M Ngai, Diana Garretto, Roopali Donepudi, Pamela Tropper, Dena Goffman, Ashlesha K Dayal, Peter S Bernstein
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to improve patient handoffs on the labor floor. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of obstetrics residents at Montefiore Medical Center was performed between 2012 and 2014. Labor-floor handoffs were recorded before and after didactic sessions as well as after installation of whiteboards formatted with the mnemonic SWIFT (Subject, Why?, Issues, Fetus, Tasks). Handoff transcripts were evaluated by obstetricians blinded to timing and speaker identity...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688999/assessing-the-implementation-of-a-bedside-service-handoff-on-an-academic-hospitalist-service
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Charlie M Wray, Vineet M Arora, Donald Hedeker, David O Meltzer
BACKGROUND: Inpatient service handoffs are a vulnerable transition during a patients' hospitalization. We hypothesized that performing the service handoff at the patients' bedside may be one mechanism to more efficiently transfer patient information between physicians, while further integrating the patient into their hospital care. METHODS: We performed a 6-month prospective study of performing a bedside handoff (BHO) at the service transition on a non-teaching hospitalist service...
July 5, 2017: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684343/resident-led-handoffs-training-for-interns-online-versus-live-instruction-with-subsequent-skills-assessment
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Elizabeth Hill, Richard H Cartabuke, Neil Mehta, Colleen Colbert, Amy S Nowacki, Cassandra Calabrese, Ali Mehdi, Ari Garber, Mohammad Mohmand, Odai Sinokrot, James Pile
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 3, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679836/effects-of-the-i-pass-nursing-handoff-bundle-on-communication-quality-and-workflow
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Amy J Starmer, Kumiko O Schnock, Aimee Lyons, Rebecca S Hehn, Dionne A Graham, Carol Keohane, Christopher P Landrigan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Handoff communication errors are a leading source of sentinel events. We sought to determine the impact of a handoff improvement programme for nurses. METHODS: We conducted a prospective pre-post intervention study on a paediatric intensive care unit in 2011-2012. The I-PASS Nursing Handoff Bundle intervention consisted of educational training, verbal handoff I-PASS mnemonic implementation, and visual materials to provide reinforcement and sustainability...
July 5, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664647/intermolecular-formation-of-two-c-c-bonds-across-olefins-enabled-by-boron-based-relay-strategies
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Denisa Hidasová, Ullrich Jahn
Smooth handoff in the relay: Vinyl boronates enable the direct addition of nucleophilic and electrophilic or nucleophilic and radical-generating carbon reagents across the double bond with retention of the valuable boronate group. The key to the success of this difficult twofold C-C bond-formation strategy is the initial relay of the nucleophilic addition to boron and the rearrangement of a 1,2-metalate rearrangement, shuttling it to carbon.
June 30, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658182/using-kotter-s-change-framework-to-implement-and-sustain-multiple-complementary-icu-initiatives
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Anne Mørk, Anna Krupp, Jennifer Hankwitz, Ann Malec
This article describes the planning, implementation, and outcomes of 2 complementary quality initiatives, bedside handoff and nurse-initiated interdisciplinary bedside rounds, in a 24-bed medical/surgical intensive care unit. Systematic approaches such as Kotter's change model and unit-based champions were used to redesign care processes and standardize daily communication and workflows. Active partnership with the patient and the family during these changes promoted a strong intensive care unit culture of patient- and family-centered care...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654551/assuring-sustainable-gains-in-interdisciplinary-performance-improvement-creating-a-shared-mental-model-during-operating-room-to-cardiac-icu-handoff
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Christine M Riley, Amber D Merritt, Justine M Mize, Jennifer J Schuette, John T Berger
OBJECTIVE: To understand sustainability and assure long-term gains in multidisciplinary performance improvement using an operating room to cardiac ICU handoff process focused on creation of a shared mental model. DESIGN: Performance improvement cohort project with pre- and postintervention assessments spanning a 4-year period. SETTING: Twenty-six bed pediatric cardiac ICU in a tertiary care children's hospital. PATIENTS: Cardiac surgery patients admitted to cardiac ICU from the operating room following cardiac surgery...
June 24, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652839/increasing-patient-safety-with-neonates-via-handoff-communication-during-delivery-a-call-for-interprofessional-health-care-team-training-across-gme-and-cme
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Allison A Vanderbilt, Scott M Pappada, Howard Stein, David Harper, Thomas J Papadimos
Hospitals have struggled for years regarding the handoff process of communicating patient information from one health care professional to another. Ineffective handoff communication is recognized as a serious patient safety risk within the health care community. It is essential to take communication into consideration when examining the safety of neonates who require immediate medical attention after birth; effective communication is vital for positive patient outcomes, especially with neonates in a delivery room setting...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648217/integrating-research-quality-improvement-and-medical-education-for-better-handoffs-and-safer-care-disseminating-adapting-and-implementing-the-i-pass-program
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Amy J Starmer, Nancy D Spector, Daniel C West, Rajendu Srivastava, Theodore C Sectish, Christopher P Landrigan
BACKGROUND: In 2009 the I-PASS Study Group was formed by patient safety, medical education, health services research, and clinical experts from multiple institutions in the United States and Canada. When the I-PASS Handoff Program, which was developed by the I-PASS Study Group, was implemented in nine hospitals, it was associated with a 30% reduction in injuries due to medical errors and significant improvements in handoff processes, without any adverse effects on provider work flow. METHODS: To effectively disseminate and adapt I-PASS for use across specialties and disciplines, a series of federally and privately funded dissemination and implementation projects were carried out following the publication of the initial study...
July 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646886/implementation-science-for-ambulatory-care-safety-a-novel-method-to-develop-context-sensitive-interventions-to-reduce-quality-gaps-in-monitoring-high-risk-patients
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Kathryn M McDonald, George Su, Sarah Lisker, Emily S Patterson, Urmimala Sarkar
BACKGROUND: Missed evidence-based monitoring in high-risk conditions (e.g., cancer) leads to delayed diagnosis. Current technological solutions fail to close this safety gap. In response, we aim to demonstrate a novel method to identify common vulnerabilities across clinics and generate attributes for context-flexible population-level monitoring solutions for widespread implementation to improve quality. METHODS: Based on interviews with staff in otolaryngology, pulmonary, urology, breast, and gastroenterology clinics at a large urban publicly funded health system, we applied journey mapping to co-develop a visual representation of how patients are monitored for high-risk conditions...
June 24, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643030/hospital-electronic-prescribing-system-implementation-impact-on-discharge-information-communication-and-prescribing-errors-a-before-and-after-study
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Pamela Ruth Mills, Anita Elaine Weidmann, Derek Stewart
PURPOSE: The study aimed to test the hypothesis that hospital electronic prescribing and medicine administration system (HEPMA) implementation impacted patient discharge letter quality, nature and frequency of prescribing errors. METHOD: A quasi experimental before and after retrospective case note review was conducted in one United Kingdom district general hospital. The total sample size was 318 (random samples of 159 before and after implementation), calculated to achieve a 10% error reduction with a power of 80% and p < 0...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638509/resident-experiences-with-implementation-of-the-i-pass-handoff-bundle
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Maitreya Coffey, Kelly Thomson, Shelly-Anne Li, Zia Bismilla, Amy J Starmer, Jennifer K O'Toole, Rebecca L Blankenburg, Glenn Rosenbluth, F Sessions Cole, Clifton E Yu, Jennifer H Hepps, Theodore C Sectish, Nancy D Spector, Rajendu Srivastava, April D Allen, Sanjay Mahant, Christopher P Landrigan
BACKGROUND: The I-PASS Handoff Study found that introduction of a handoff bundle (handoff and teamwork training for residents, a mnemonic, a handoff tool, a faculty development program, and a sustainability campaign) at 9 pediatrics residency programs was associated with improved communication and patient safety. OBJECTIVE: This parallel qualitative study aimed to understand resident experiences with I-PASS and to inform future implementation and sustainability strategies...
June 2017: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596445/development-of-a-new-care-model-for-hospitalized-children-with-medical-complexity
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Christine M White, Joanna E Thomson, Angela M Statile, Katherine A Auger, Ndidi Unaka, Matthew Carroll, Karen Tucker, Derek Fletcher, David E Hall, Jeffrey M Simmons, Patrick W Brady
Children with medical complexity are a rapidly growing inpatient population with frequent, lengthy, and costly hospitalizations. During hospitalization, these patients require care coordination among multiple subspecialties and their outpatient medical homes. At a large freestanding children's hospital, a new inpatient model of care was developed in an effort to consistently provide coordinated, family-centered, and efficient care. In addition to expanding the multidisciplinary team to include a pharmacist, dietician, and social worker, the team redesign included: (1) medication reconciliation rounds, (2) care coordination rounds, and (3) multidisciplinary weekly handoff with outpatient providers...
June 8, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582879/measuring-patient-safety-culture-in-pediatric-long-term-care
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Amanda J Hessels, Mansi Agarwal, Lisa Saiman, Elaine L Larson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to test the reliability, feasibility and utility of a modified patient safety survey for use in pediatric long term care (pLTC) settings and describe patient safety culture in a sample of providers from pLTC facilities. METHODS: A survey was adapted from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture (PSC-pLTC) and administered to a convenience sample of providers who work in pLTC during an educational workshop in November 2015...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575417/implications-of-electronic-health-record-downtime-an-analysis-of-patient-safety-event-reports
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Ethan Larsen, Allan Fong, Christian Wernz, Raj M Ratwani
Objective: We sought to understand the types of clinical processes, such as image and medication ordering, that are disrupted during electronic health record (EHR) downtime periods by analyzing the narratives of patient safety event report data. Materials and Methods: From a database of 80 381 event reports, 76 reports were identified as explicitly describing a safety event associated with an EHR downtime period. These reports were analyzed and categorized based on a developed code book to identify the clinical processes that were impacted by downtime...
May 30, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574955/safety-culture-in-the-operating-room-variability-among-perioperative-healthcare-workers
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Marc Philip T Pimentel, Stephanie Choi, Karen Fiumara, Allen Kachalia, Richard D Urman
INTRODUCTION: Safety culture is defined as the product of individual and group values, attitudes, perceptions, competencies, and patterns of behavior that determine an organization's health and safety management. There is a lack of studies assessing patient safety culture in the perioperative setting. OBJECTIVES: We examined safety culture at a single tertiary care hospital, across all types of surgery, using previously collected data from a validated survey tool...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559465/reducing-unplanned-extubations-in-the-nicu-following-implementation-of-a-standardized-approach
#18
Kevin L Crezeé, Robert J DiGeronimo, Marilyn J Rigby, Rick C Carter, Shrena Patel
BACKGROUND: Unplanned extubations (UEs) have been associated with increased ventilator days, risk of infection, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and resuscitation medication usage. The UE rate in our level 4 NICU is lower than the national average. Efforts to further reduce UE events at our institution led an interdisciplinary group to define steps to eliminate UEs. Steps included: (1) requiring at least 2 care providers at the bedside for movement of an intubated subject; (2) standardizing head and endotracheal tube (ETT) position; (3) defining a set methodology for ETT securing; (4) introducing a postoperative handoff to improve communication; and (5) implementing a post-UE assessment tool...
May 30, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559362/receiving-providers-perceptions-on-information-transmission-during-interfacility-transfers-to-general-pediatric-floors
#19
Jennifer L Rosenthal, Patrick S Romano, Jolene Kokroko, Wendi Gu, Megumi J Okumura
BACKGROUND: Pediatric patients can present to a medical facility and subsequently be transferred to a different hospital for definitive care. Interfacility transfers require a provider handoff across facilities, posing risks that may affect patient outcomes. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to describe the thoroughness of information transmission between providers during interfacility transfers, to describe perceived errors in care at the posttransfer facility, and to identify potential associations between thoroughness of information transmission and perceived errors in care...
June 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557720/a-family-centered-rounds-checklist-family-engagement-and-patient-safety-a-randomized-trial
#20
Elizabeth D Cox, Gwen C Jacobsohn, Victoria P Rajamanickam, Pascale Carayon, Michelle M Kelly, Tosha B Wetterneck, Paul J Rathouz, Roger L Brown
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Family-centered rounds (FCRs) have become standard of care, despite the limited evaluation of FCRs' benefits or interventions to support high-quality FCR delivery. This work examines the impact of the FCR checklist intervention, a checklist and associated provider training, on performance of FCR elements, family engagement, and patient safety. METHODS: This cluster randomized trial involved 298 families. Two hospital services were randomized to use the checklist; 2 others delivered usual care...
May 2017: Pediatrics
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