Advanced Practice Nurse-Mental Health Provider Partnership Enhances Access and Improves Health Outcomes for Those With Severe Mental Illness
Advanced practice nurses provide primary, preventive, and mental health care to individuals with severe mental illness, leading to improvements in health outcomes.
Clinical Microsystem Uses Front-Line Teams to Redesign Hospital Processes, Leading to Fewer Delays and Better Patient Service
A hospital uses a clinical microsystem improvement process to quality improvement, leading to significant enhancements in efficiency and reductions in care delays.
Creation of Unit-Based, Clinically Focused Nurse Leader Position Expedites Discharge, Improves Quality, and Reduces Turnover
A hospital created a new nursing position, the clinical resource nurse, to ensure continuity of care, facilitate care planning, coordinate with physicians, encourage adherence to evidence-based practices, and mentor less experienced nurses, leading to more timely discharges, fewer falls and pressure ulcers, lower nurse turnover, and higher patient, nurse, and physician satisfaction.
Daily Intensive Care Unit Team Communication Enhances Provider Understanding of Care Goals, Reduces Length of Stay
Intensive care unit clinicians developed a standardized communication process based on a daily goals form that prompts clinicians to evaluate and document the patient's current status, design a care plan, and outline daily tasks, thereby increasing clinician understanding of daily care goals.
Field-Based Outreach Workers Facilitate Access to Health Care and Social Services for Underserved Individuals in Rural Areas
Rural and Urban Access to Health, an integrated network of field-based workers, connects vulnerable populations to health, human, and social services in nine largely rural counties in central Indiana.
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