Waitemata DHB improves handover with better documentation at the bedside
Categories: Patient Safety, Innovation |
Author: Matt Stewart
Posted: 5/11/2014 |
Waitemata now collates all the patient assessment and
monitoring documents and places them in a basket attached to the end of the bed. This has improved clinical handover. The
bedside folder includes patient information and medication charts. All the
assessments required are easily identified and the timeframes for different
assessments are clearly visible.
Benefits of this initiative include improving documentation
for intentional rounding and all the documents including the medication charts
are available at the bedside during medical rounds. An impressive aspect of
this bedside folder innovation was the Change Management planning to ensure
excellent staff uptake.
Waitemata DHB and other participating hospital’s innovation
presentations are available to HRT members by clicking here.
To find out more about these and other innovations from this
meeting, please email [email protected]