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Go Pro for Safety data leads to three key initiatives for FY19

08/21/18 02:58:pm

goprothumb.jpgThe Go Pro for Safety team at Rogers has identified ways to improve safety for both care teams and patients for financial year 2019.

The team decided that safety rounding, suicide risk prediction, and clinical pathway recommendations were the most crucial areas to tackle, based on collected data, and they’ve been approved by the Quality Committee of the Rogers Board of Directors.

  • Safety Rounding: Improve standard work for rounding in order to keep our patients as safe as possible while they are in our care.
  • Suicide Risk Prediction: through psychosocial interventions as well as advanced machine learning techniques, dramatically reduce suicide risk of our patients
  • Clinical pathway recommendations: Ensure our patients are transitioning through Rogers’ levels of care at the right time to achieve the best possible treatment outcomes.

The Go Pro for Safety team was able to identify these key areas by using methods similar to what Rogers employs in rapid improvement events and examining data gathered from health records and recently improved documents for incidents. Because of this, the team was able to learn that 74% of all adverse incidents occurred in patients’ rooms and that more cycles through clinical protocols lead to better outcomes; and possibly impact readmission.

Teri Cohn, director of nursing at Rogers–Oconomowoc, shared early results from the Oconomowoc inpatient units, where the team has worked to improve patient rounding over several months. Some of the key interventions that have been put in place include:

  1. Some units have set a timer to remind them when it’s time to round.  This is helpful since they are often engaged with the patients or task oriented duties.
  2. The PSAs have been trained to assist with rounding.
  3. Every day the units are given data on rounding frequency from the previous 24-hour period. With the goal of 96 checks a day, staff receive data on the number of missed checks. This gives the opportunity for staff to continue to identify counter measures to improve the results.

“Staff have been working exceptionally hard and the results demonstrate their efforts,” Teri says. “This is a significant improvement from our initial state.”

Learn more about the Go Safe and Go Zero projects by visiting the Go Pro for Safety page on Rogers Connect.

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