Evaluation of Implementing ‘Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety’ in a Community Emergency Department
Bryson Caskey, Shanna Jones, Sarah Berry, Heather Harris, David Donaldson, and Aveh Bastani
Publication Date: 5-2-2022
This study sought to provide an initial evaluation of implementing the program ‘Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety’ (TeamSTEPPS) in the William Beaumont Troy Emergency Department (ED). TeamSTEPPS integrates teamwork into medical practice by developing tools and strategies within leadership, situation monitoring, mutual support, and communication to increase team performance in order to improve quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare1,2 (figure 1). It was implemented in the Troy Beaumont ED in 2017. This study was designed to determine if the program is achieving desired outcomes, identify areas for improvement, and add to the limited fund of data on the effectiveness of TeamSTEPPS in community ED’s3-5.
Improving Effective Postoperative Management for Bariatric Patients in a Suburban Clinic in Michigan
Angela Donovan, Ann Schaeffer, Julia Carter-Najar, Emily Langdon, Denise Leonard, Lori McGraw, Wendy Miller, Julie Mitchell, and Teresa Powell
Publication Date: 9-2022
Richard W. Easton, Gregory Smith, Matthew Lipphardt, Nai-Wei Chen, Pestano Cecile, Hermeli Mateo, Austin Ahlgren, Brady Vibert, Andrew Sagante, and Susan Vander Beek
Publication Date: 5-2022
Hospital metrics are measures used to evaluate surgical quality. The goal is to improve standards of care (SOC). Hospital performance is made publicly available and has reimbursement ramifications.
Ruth Ann Pendergrast, Maureen Rosette, Karen Genter, and Susan Veltigian
Publication Date: 6-2022
The world’s aging population has many issues that the health care community needs to address. There are many predictors of these age-related challenges. Providing a pathway for senior ostomates to maintain ostomy self-care and independence is a desirable goal. Issues like declining recall, vision, mobility and dexterity, neuropathy and dementia are age related changes that may affect ostomy self-care. WOC nurses care for ostomy patients throughout the lifespan and in multiple care settings. Interventions are well known, taught, and tested in the core curriculum and board exams. By investigating the lived experience of our aging ostomates in the community, perhaps there are other WOC interventions that can be developed and standardized to aid in ostomy independence in this patient population. With the disturbing trend of patients with ostomies being banned from long term care settings (assisted living, group homes, etc.) WOC interventions that improve ostomy self-care and independence can be developed and standardized
Joshua Volin, Patrick Herndon, Michelle Jankowski, Deborah Hasenau, and Jason Hafron
Publication Date: 5-2-2022
The TrenGuard™ patient positioning device is a comprehensive patient restraint system for patient positioning when in Trendelenburg position during robotic surgery. This study aims to compare patient migration with the TrenGuard™ patient restraint system (TGPRS) to traditional patient restraint with surgical tape and egg crate foam bolsters (STECFB).
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