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Optimizing Cardiac ICU Resource Utilization and Patient Safety: Nurse-Driven Care Team Collaborations

posted on 2022-05-24, 19:41 authored by HelenMari Merritt, Minnie Floersch, Mary-Ann Christie, Vickie Morton

On Thursday, Sept. 17th, CTSNet hosted a live event that included nurse-driven strategies for optimizing cardiac ICU resource utilization and patient safety. Moderator Dr HelenMari Merritt was joined by Minnie Floersch, VAD Clinical Program Coordinator; Mary-Ann Christie, Nurse Practioner CTICU; and Vickie Morton, Director of Clinical and Quality Outcomes and discussed examples of strategies that have enabled the cardiac team to achieve goals of effective integration into clinical workflow and outcomes improvement.

Topics in this 45-minute discussion:

  • The ICU Liberation Bundle: A Strategic Path to Conserving Cardiac ICU Resources and Enhancing Patient Safety
  • Strategic Implementation of New Technology: Applying Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) In Integration of An Active Clearance System for Cardiac Surgery Patients
  • Team Building and Successful Implementation: A Guide for Application of Cardiac Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program


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