Learning Objective 1: To discuss the concept of acuity-adaptable Care Delivery.
Learning Objective 2: To discuss strategies on how technology supports the acuity-adaptable care delivery.
Improving patient outcomes through evidence-based practice and transdisciplinary collaboration using an acuity-adaptable patient care delivery model is a novel approach in managing renal transplant patient.
A business case was presented to administration. Transdisciplinary team was convened to develop strategy to provide the care delivery. An educational core curriculum was developed to address competency of the staff. A strategy of communication was implemented to increase awareness of new care delivery from admission to discharge of patient to include all department affected by the change.Four rooms in the Multi-Organ Transplant Unit were developed as acuity-adaptable rooms. These rooms are equipped with monitors capable of ECG and hemodynamic monitoring for nurses to be able to respond should patient condition changes.The acuity-adaptable concept means keeping patient in the same room from admission through discharge regardless of the patient level of acuity.
Results: Through the Care Management Performance Initiative of the Multi-Organ Transplant Service, favorable outcomes on the length of stay and cost in the management of renal transplant patient were highly evident.To date, there are now 8 acuity-adaptble patient room
Using technology, acuity-adaptable care delivery shows promise as a patient care delivery in the future.
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