CSI team identified the most vulnerable population as patients who are post-surgery, severely hemodynamically
unstable and receiving extracorporeal support. Next, we focused on team-building and engagement, identifying
interventions to prevent HAPIs and developing education to share with staff at our kickoff event. The CSI team
created a protocol that required staff to place a silicone-based gel pad on each patient’s bed either prior to surgery or
post-supportive device placement. The incidence of HAPI decreased from 7 to zero throughout the project.
- Discuss key concepts of a direct care nurse unit change project
- Apply tools and methods shared in their own unit
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