“We use ReadyList to streamline bed turnover activities and more quickly prepare a patient room that is 100% nurse-ready. My nurses used to look for infusion pumps like they were on a scavenger hunt. Now, they spend that time practicing nursing.”
Kim Scurr, RN, Vice President Operations,
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Industry research indicates that nurses spend 12% of their time completing workarounds that are not in their job description. This adds up to one hour spent on workarounds per each eight-hour shift.
When patient rooms are not properly prepared, nurses cannot do their jobs:
- Non standard cleaning protocols
- Insufficient equipment for use
- Variable, disconnected operations
- Reactive room set-up procedures
- Limited departmental metrics
- Suboptimal relations with support service teams
- Nursing suffers the consequences
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Nurse-ready patient rooms are properly cleaned and staged with patient-specific equipment and supplies so nurses can deliver exceptional care at the top of their license. This operational model positively impacts nursing satisfaction with each new patient admission.
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Characteristics of a nurse-ready patient room:
- Best-practice cleaning guaranteed
- The “right” equipment is always available
- Lean-standardized operations
- Proactive room set-up procedure
- Real-time operating metrics
- Strong partnership with support service teams
- Nursing peace of mind!
A Case Study
When opening its new children’s hospital, UCSF Health
leadership demanded workflows that make it easy for
clinicians to extend excellent patient care. To implement
the nurse-ready room model, they instituted work groups
with representatives from Nursing, Environmental
Services, and Material Services-Central Supply.
The collaborative uncovered a myriad of challenges, then designed an interconnected set of workflows to prepare rooms that are always ready for patient care. UCSF Health’s nurse-ready room model, built on ReadyList’s Inpatient solution, enables the entire healthcare team to better communicate and run efficiently.
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Learn how to implement the nurse-ready patient room model at your medical center in this three-part educational video series from ReadyList CEO, Brian Herriot, a recognized expert in hospital operations. Each video is less than 10 minutes.
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ReadyList is the industry leader in the design and implementation of the nurse-ready room
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