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“ICU and Med Surg Unit – everyone went above and beyond to keep me comfortable. They including the Respiratory aides were all good to me. Everyone took great care of me. Dietary staff was very pleasant. All the nurses were great and tended to my every need with a pleasant attitude. The doctors were great and was very informative and made me smile! Everyone at the Meadowlands Hospital was very nice to my family.”
— Susan S., Meadowlands Hospital HCAHPS/3West Patient, June 2017
“My nurses were amazing and the candlelight dinner was great! (MHMC staff) made sure my visitors were comfortable. Doctors always kept me informed of my son’s health. On discharge, nurses made sure I knew what I needed to take care of myself at home. I really loved my stay at this hospital.”
— Shanice R., Meadowlands Hospital HCAHPS/Postpartum Patient, April 2017
“All staff at the Meadowlands Hospital were concerned and helpful.”
— Mary C., Meadowlands Hospital Emergency Room Patient, July 2017
Mobile Technology is a Win-Win for Meadowlands Nurses and Patients
By Kate ONeill, DNP, RN
National headlines are reporting something that most providers already knew - medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the US. Hospital acquired conditions, like catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI’s) are one of the most common adverse events in clinical practice. In the spring of 2016, Meadowland’s Hospital Department of Nursing, Nancy Brobeck, Dona Ortiz, and CEO Felicia Karsos embarked on a strategic improvement project with nurse Kate ONeill using mobile technology from iCareQuality. The ICU and Medical-Surgical nurses set out to improve frontline care delivery using the CDI Mobile Toolkit to reduce adverse events, and win the war on hospital infections.
The purpose of the project was threefold to: (1) increase nursing knowledge on CAUTI best practices; (2) improve staff engagement; and (3) increase adoption of mobile technology at the point of care. The quality improvement project was implemented over 10 weeks with 50 RN’s who participated in real-time learning and real-time clinical improvement. The CDI Mobile Toolkit is a staff engagement platform that offers just—in-time learning and gamification. Staff obtained points for various scholarly activities, such as papers, case studies, and quizzes. Overall, nursing staff were highly engaged and accrued reward points for gift cards. Top infection prevention champions were Tessie Cornelio, Alex Tanetov, and Josmaruri Tejeda who were recognized May 11, 2016 at nurse’s week celebration. By the close of the project, CAUTI knowledge increased by 20%; nurses collected over 3800 engagement points; and Foley Free Device Days increased by 300%. The nurses at Meadowlands demonstrated that clinical learning can happen anytime and anywhere when given the right tools. This project also showed that both nurses and patients can be winners when it comes to patient safety.