Every January, millions of people start the new year with good intentions, if not true resolutions. For the past 16 years, January has marked a different milestone for me – an uptick in organization activities related to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® and a 10-month countdown to the annual ANCC Magnet Conference. The 2020 Covid-19 pandemic prevented me from attending the conference in person for the first time since 2003.
The COVID-19 outbreak is impacting all Americans in some manner, including those of us here at Nobl. We are in our 4th week of working virtually. We are fortunate that our business lends itself to a virtual platform, but our healthcare partners at the point of care do not share this luxury. Facing this global threat is taking courage, commitment, and sacrifice from the entire healthcare system.
The nation is pulling together to help contain and eliminate the novel coronavirus Covid-19. Millions across the nation are stepping up their handwashing technique and frequency, maintaining social distancing of 6 feet, and “sheltering in place.” Nobl made the decision to begin virtual work on March 5th and all of our employees have moved to their homes. For some, this is the first time that they have not worked within the structure of the office environment for more than a day or two.
In the last decade, the healthcare industry saw the rapid adoption of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) which was spurred by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009. Today 95 percent of hospitals in the United States have adopted an EMR.
We often get asked, does the Nobl Rounding Platform integrate with our EMR?
If you are new to Leader or Employee rounding, or if you just want to make sure that you are utilizing your programs to the fullest extent, we have a webinar that can help you. Nobl is excited about being able to share some of our webinars on the ways our partners are making the most of their rounding programs. These webinars we have had the pleasure of hosting recently and want to make sure that you didn't miss information that could help your organization.
As more and more hospitals and medical facilities start to use tablets for rounding it is important to know the best practices for using mobile devices in clinical areas. Leader rounding is one of the main types of rounds collected through tablets.
Hourly rounding is an evidence based practice that when used with the right technology and process can reduce patient falls, cut down on call lights, save time and improve patient satisfaction. Even with the research and literature out there, hospitals still struggle to hardwire hourly rounding. This month we are sharing a three part webinar series.
Hardwiring processes is a universal challenge in healthcare where things change quickly, and mistakes can be life-threatening. Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals strive to visit and address patient needs hourly using a standardized process to provide consistently excellent care. After several years of manual documentation, their proactive rounding process had not been hardwired and outcomes were not at the desired level.
Each year a group of healthcare organizations are recognized for their commitment to nursing excellence through the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. This distinguished designation is for those organizations who exemplify knowledge, expertise, discovery, and innovation in the delivery of nursing care. Reflecting on the conference, Nobl Chief Nursing Officer Dr.