2022 Stronger - P102 - Leveraging Lean Methodology to Prevent Falls - On Demand
A community hospital used standard work and Kamishibai cards (K-cards) as a proactive approach to address fall prevention. Preliminary assessments showed inconsistent fall prevention practices and fall rates above targets. Standard work with process confirmation, a Lean methodology, was leveraged to address practice variations. This approach reduced and sustained falls to less than 2.28 falls per 1,000 patient days and achieved 157 days between falls. Embedding this approach into the daily workflow helped transform fall prevention culture by facilitating clear practice expectations, compassionate coaching, real-time data gathering and problem-solving.
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Explain how Lean methodology can be leveraged to address clinical challenges and hardwire standard practices by involving frontline staff and leadership in the development of standard work and confirmation practices.
Discuss the role of visual management in changing the culture of clinical practice.
Lacie Damhorst, MSN, RN, CNL, CMSRN, CPHQ, Process Improvement Specialist, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, GA
Alireza Danaie, CMQ/OE, CSSBB, OpEx Manager, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, GA
Michele Chisolm, MSN, RN, ONC, Specialty Director of Acute Care, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, GA
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