Title

Quality Improvement Project: Analysis of Efficiency of Current Order Set for the Diagnostic Workup Used to Evaluate Neurogenic Stress Myocardium in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

6 p.

Publication Date

6-2013

Publisher

Wiley

Source Publication

Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Source ISSN

1041-2972

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2012.00799.x

Abstract

Purpose

To evaluate patterns of utilization of the aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) protocol order set for neurogenic stress myocardium (NSM).

Data sources

Retrospective chart review.

Conclusions

The results of this study demonstrate that protocol order sets can be prone to omissions, variations in practice, and delays.

Implications for practice

Education and implementation of an intervening compliance monitor are essential to improve utilization and correctness in use of the aSAH protocol order set for NSM. Advance practice nurses (APNs) or nursing staff could provide this service. This would improve teamwork, improve efficiency of care delivery and utilization of resources, promote leadership and improved outcomes, and promote relationship-based care.

Comments

Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Vol. 25, No. 9 (June 2013): 314-319. DOI.

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