2022 Stronger - P136 - ED Care Delivery: Paramedics Are the Wave of the Future - On Demand
In view of the current nursing shortage, previous emergency department care delivery models may feel obsolete. The Nash UNC Health Care nurse/paramedic team care delivery model creates a workflow that enables a quality patient care experience. In addition to controlling expenses, this new model helps achieve improved patient flow, staffed bed capacity, and clinician and patient satisfaction. Nash UNC Health Care began implementation in December 2021 with a projected completion date of December 2022. The project consists of four hiring phases and creation of nurse/paramedic team assignments throughout the department.
- Healthcare Quality Professionals
- Other Healthcare Professionals
Discuss key strategies of the nurse/paramedic care delivery model and how they impact patient flow and staffed bed capacity.
Explain the impact this model has on recruitment and labor expenses in lieu of using exclusive nursing resources.
Describe the impact of this model on employee satisfaction.
Janet Ragle, DNP, MSN, MBA, CPHQ, Director Quality/Performance Improvement/Patient Safety Officer, Nash UNC Health Care, Rocky Mount, NC
Meredith S. Denton, MSN, RN, Director Emergency Services, Nash UNC Health Care, Wilson, NC
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Healthcare Quality Professionals (CPHQ)
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- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
- 0.50 General CE – Attendance