The ICU Diary: Your Stay, Your Story

Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health (La Jolla, California)

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Project Topic

Decreasing impairments related to Post‐Intensive Care Syndrome

CSI Participants

Alice Chen, RN, BSN, CCRN
Miranda Covalesky, RN, BSN, CCRN
Giang Huynh, RN, BSN, CCRN
Samantha Sinclair, RN, BSN, CCRN

Project Goals/Objectives

  1. To improve family satisfaction 5 percent in each section of the Family Satisfaction in the Intensive Care Unit (FS‐ICU) questionnaire
  2. To increase the number of Post‐ICU Clinic referrals 50 percent

Project Outcomes

  1. Increased patient and family satisfaction with care 4 percent, but decreased nurse satisfaction with decision making 2.5 percent three quarters after implementation
  2. Increased Post‐ICU Clinic referrals 50 percent over three quarters
  3. These outcomes resulted in an estimated annual fiscal impact of $14,288.

The AACN CSI Academy program supports change projects based on quality improvement methods. Although CSI teams seek to ensure linkage between their project and clinical/fiscal outcomes, data cannot be solely attributed to the project and are estimations of impact.

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