Other practices that worked include:
The retuRN to care program has been a success. Gelinas says that 11 hospitals in the VHA Georgia rapid adoption network reported an initial nursing-at-the-bedside rate of only 30%. Since adopting retuRN to care, their rates now stand at more than 60%.
As regulatory monitoring of nursing-sensitive performance measures intensifies, increasing nurse's time at the bedside will be vital for ensuring safe, quality care. The failure to rescue data could be the first of many such measures that quantify the important work of nurses.
"The public reporting of data around what nurses do is catching some hospitals off guard," says Gelinas. "Why are so many not aware that CMS will begin tracking failure to rescue from claims data?"
If you're not being effective and efficient about getting nurses back to the bedside, it's going to show in failure to rescue data. Are you ready for June 1?