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AM Bed Huddle Worksheet


The tool is designed to provide structure to AM bed meetings and to anticipate needs and aid in making decisions regarding the cancellation of elective surgery and procedures depending on demand from the emergency department and other services. 

Staff come to the meetings prepared to report their census and staffing numbers. Representatives attend from each nursing unit, emergency department, surgery, postanesthesia care unit, admitting/bed control, and housekeeping. The tool is completed "live" as each area reports its numbers and then is saved to a specific drive on the hospital computer to allow everyone to view it throughout the day.

Use of the tool requires free registration and login.
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Owensboro Mercy Health System

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Institute for Healthcare Improvement

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  • Original Summary: 04/2008
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Last updated: February 20, 2013.