Guide to Patient & Family Engagement Insert hospital logo here The Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety: Engaging Patients and Families to Improve the Quality and Safety of Care We Provide [Hospital Name | Presenter name and title | Date of presentation] Information to Help Hospitals Get Started Todays presentation Improving the care we provide through patient
and family engagement How the Guide to Patient and Family Engagement helps Moving forward Information to Help Hospitals Get Started 2 Patient and family engagement: Improving the care we provide Information to Help Hospitals Get Started 3
What is patient and family engagement? Patient and family engagement: Creates an environment where patients, families, clinicians, and hospital staff work together as partners to improve the quality and safety of hospital care Involves working with patients and family members as: Members of the health care team Advisors at the organizational level Information to Help Hospitals Get Started
4 Patient- and family-centered care Patient and family engagement is an important part of providing patient- and family-centered care Core concepts of patient- and family-centered care: Dignity and respect Information sharing
Involvement Collaboration Information to Help Hospitals Get Started 5 Benefits of patient and family engagement Improves multiple aspects of hospital performance Overall improvements in quality and safety Patients and families as allies in safe medication use, infection control initiatives, observing care processes, reporting complications Reduction in preventable readmissions
Improved patient outcomes Emotional health, symptom resolution, pain control, physiologic measures Improved CAHPS Hospital Survey scores Patient-provider communication, pain management, medications, provision of discharge information Information to Help Hospitals Get Started 6 Benefits of patient and family engagement Better response to the Joint Commission standards or other accreditation
Improved financial performance Decreased litigation and malpractice claims Lower costs per case due to complications Improved patient flow Less waste associated with higher call volume, repetitive patient education efforts, diagnostic tests Enhanced market share and competitiveness Establishment of brand identify around patient and family engagement Increased employee satisfaction and retention Information to Help Hospitals Get Started 7
Benefits of patient and family engagement Patient and family engagement also: Is consistent with our mission and vision [Insert mission statement as appropriate] Helps us meet our strategic priorities [Insert relevant priorities from short- and long-term strategic plans] Is the right thing to do [Share story from patient or family, or have them share their story] Information to Help Hospitals Get Started 8
The Guide to Patient and Family Engagement What is it? What do we want to do? Information to Help Hospitals Get Started 9 Guide to Patient and Family Engagement Tested, evidence-based resource to help hospitals work as partners with patients and families to improve quality and safety
Includes strategies that reflect critical opportunities for patient and family engagement Addresses real-world challenges Contains detailed implementation guidance Includes tools for hospital leaders, managers, clinicians, patients, and families Information to Help Hospitals Get Started 10 Guide to Patient and Family Engagement Includes four strategies to support engagement:
1. Working with Patients and Families as Advisors 2. Working with Patients and Families at the Bedside: Communicating to Improve Quality 3. Working with Patients and Families at the Bedside: Nurse Bedside Shift Report 4. Working with Patients and Families at the Bedside: Care Transitions from Hospital to Home: IDEAL Discharge Planning Information to Help Hospitals Get Started 11
Why work with patients and families as advisors? Patient and family advisors help us provide care and services based on patient- and familyidentified needs rather than our assumptions Patient and family advisors offer Insight on our strengths and areas where changes may be needed Feedback on practices and policies that can help patients and families be active partners in their care Feedback that is timely and gives a fuller picture of the care experience than standard patient and family satisfaction surveys Information to Help Hospitals Get Started
12 Why focus on communication? Its the foundation of all interactions with patients and families Research shows patient-centered communication can improve: Patient safety More than 70% of adverse events caused by breakdowns in communication Patient outcomes, including emotional health, functioning, and pain control Patient experiences of care [Insert hospital goal / data related to
communication] Information to Help Hospitals Get Started 13 Why focus on bedside shift report? Transitions in care have potential for medical errors Research shows bedside shift report can improve: Patient safety and quality Improved communication Decrease in hospital-acquired complications Patient experiences of care Time management among and accountability between nurses
Decrease in time needed for shift report Decrease in overshift time [Include specific goals / data for hospital] Information to Help Hospitals Get Started 14 Why focus on discharge planning? Nearly 20% of patients experience an adverse event within a month of discharge, of which could be prevented Common complications post-discharge are adverse drug events, healthcare-associated infections, and procedural complications
Many complications can be attributed to problems with discharge planning Changes in medicines before and after discharge Inadequate preparation for patients and families Disconnect between information giving and patient understanding Discontinuity between in-patient and out-patient providers [Add hospital data / goals related to discharge] Information to Help Hospitals Get Started 15
Moving forward What do we need from you? Information to Help Hospitals Get Started 16 What do we need from you? Staff time to [implement strategy] OR Staff time to form a multi-disciplinary team to assess our hospitals needs and decide which strategy to implement [Note: Be specific of what support you need and who will be responsible for the initiative]
Information to Help Hospitals Get Started 17 Other ways to support patient and family engagement Communicate the hospitals vision and values related to patient and family engagement. Serve as role models for engaging in partnerships with patients and family members. Provide the necessary infrastructure and resources. Involve and support clinicians and hospital staff in patient and family engagement initiatives. Integrate patient and family engagement into
personnel policies and practices. Information to Help Hospitals Get Started 18 Ways to end presentation [Note: you may wish to end the presentation in one of the following ways: Download and show the AHA Video: Patient-and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships for Quality and Safety Ask a patient or family member to speak to leadership about his or her experiences receiving care at your hospital]
Information to Help Hospitals Get Started 19 Thank you! For questions or more information: [Insert contact name and information] Information to Help Hospitals Get Started 20
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