Nursing staff is inundated with demands for clinical quality data. While there is a lot of data typically residing inside a electronic health record, nursing is required to respond using 10 to 20 different formats, gathering data at different intervals. Many of these requests are duplicative, coming from various hospital staff and external agencies.
This is very time-intensive and frustrating for nursing and is a distraction from patient care.
The Readiness Rounds approach ensures that nursing no longer has to manage a wide variety of formats to make required observations. All checks required are contained in a similar format and are deployed in a manner that significantly reduces nursing time to gather information.
Nurses, while responsible for many quality assessments, often express dissatisfaction with having no access to results, or if they do have access it comes in so many different formats that it rapidly becomes meaningless. The Readiness Rounds platform consolidates all observations, including any done by others outside of the nursing team, into a dedicated dashboard for managers to be informed of results and trends across a wide variety of hospital-related processes including Environment of Care, Medical Record Review, and Medication Management.
Many well-intentioned performance improvement (PI) efforts collapse under the weight of ineffectual data collection. The Readiness Rounds approach eliminates this issue. Another hurdle for most PI teams outside of data aggregation is how to prioritize their efforts. Countless hours of meetings often produce little movement. Readiness Rounds has a proprietary approach of constantly filtering data results into the “Top 10 Failing™” items. This approach eliminates any discussion on what the priority issues are and allows PI teams to move immediately to launching improvement efforts.
Most collection tools in healthcare today are paper-based or at best, electronic spreadsheets. These tools are simply ineffective for the volume and critical nature of the quality observations being collected. While paper-based checks can initially be used, in order to best accommodate all possible needs, the Readiness Rounds platform is able to be used at workstations, workstations on wheels and on mobile computing devices. This ensures that the checklists can be deployed and effectively used in any operational scenario.
Huge amounts of nursing and quality time is spent conducting CAUTI checks. The vast majority of these checks are collected on paper and at best, and hand aggregated. These efforts often overwhelm the intention of consistently checking on processes designed to reduce CAUTI and impact the ability to respond quickly to any identified issues.
It is estimated that over 41,000 CLABSIs occur each year. These infections are usually serious, causing the patient to have a prolonged hospital stay, increased medical costs, and a higher risk of mortality. CLABSI can be prevented through proper insertion techniques and management of the central line. Reduce the incidence of CLABSI infections with constant checking using this Readiness Rounds' High Reliability Platform.
Although healthcare providers should first try other methods, sometimes restraint use is necessary to ensure patient safety. The Readiness Rounds' Restraints checklist employs review of the medical record, direct observation, and staff interviews to assess adherence and knowledge of restraint-related protocols and processes, ensuring the safest restraint use and patient care quality.
Pressure ulcers cause significant mortality and morbidity as well as being a financial burden on healthcare services. Reduction and elimination of pressure ulcer incidence is a priority. Pressure ulcers are accepted as largely preventable complications of illness and disability and the means to achieve prevention are available. The aim of this checklist is to identify and prevent potential contributing factors to pressure ulcers in an acute hospital setting.