NURSING POSTS QUALITY AND SAFETY RESULTS ON UNIT-BASED BULLETIN BOARDS
This year, throughout the University of Florida and Shands health system, we will be more transparent in sharing patient safety and quality care data internally and with our patients and visitors.
A great step in this direction? The new Quality and Patient Safety Boards throughout Shands at UF. In every patient unit, our nursing teams now post unit-specific, monthly performance data on bulletin boards that showcase our efforts to improve some of the health care industry’s biggest challenges to inpatient care.
The boards reﬂect our efforts to reduce pressure ulcers, urinary tract infections, patient falls, central line-associated blood stream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia. For each initiative, we post our target goal and current outcomes, and we list action steps in progress. The boards include current patient satisfaction data reﬂecting overall quality of care, with a focus on our goal for each patient surveyed to rate his or her hospital experience as “excellent.”
Nursing staff development results are featured, along with unit productivity indicators that reﬂect patient length of stay and readmission rates, to facilitate the best practice of patient care.