Nursing in. Motion. Magnet Appraisal Visit by Pat Carnes, RN, Magnet Leader

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1 Holy Spirit Health System Nursing in Spring /Summer 2013 Motion In this Issue: Magnet Appraisal Visit March 6, 7, and 8. Magnet Expo Raffle Winners Excellence Banner Recipients We Are Magnet!! Congratulations to Lisa Lewis, Patricia Carnes and to the entire team that worked so well together to make this happen! Congratulations everyone! You are the BEST!!!! Nurses Week Activities 2013 Physician of the Year 2013 Nurses Walk Magnet Appraisal Visit by Pat Carnes, RN, Magnet Leader Upcoming Events Holy Spirit Hospital had the privilege of hosting Susan Bowar-Ferres, Nancy Haas, and Janie Adams, Magnet Board of Directors, Medical Executive Committee, Interdisciplinary Clinical Practice Council, Quality Council, at breakfast, lunch, and dinner hosted by the hospital. Leadership Staff were asked to provide a presentation on the June 3-23rd NDNQI RN Satisfaction Online Survey June 30 Mission at Work donations due. July 17 HSH Picnic Appraisers, on March 6, 7, and 8. Senior Leadership and staff of Holy Spirit welcomed the appraisers in the Walter F. Raab Atrium as they arrived each day of the survey. Throughout the three days, the Magnet appraisers met with more than 300 individuals from Senior Leadership, each of the Shared Governance Councils, Human Resource Staff, as well as the community. In addition, the appraisers visited each nursing unit/department as well as Interventional Radiology, Cardiac Rehabilitation in Carlisle, and the Endoscopy Center. Staff nurses were invited to meet with the appraisers following topics Performance appraisal and peer review processes, investigation, development, implementation, and evaluation of nursing standards-of-care and standards-of-practice, as well as unit-based recruitment & retention, action plans and evaluation of plans. continued on page 2

2 Nursing in Motion Magnet Appraisal Visit cont. No stone was left unturned! The appraisers had ten working days to file their report with the Magnet office. This report was then reviewed by the Magnet Commission. The entire process takes approximately two months. Thank you to everyone for your participation and support. You should be proud! Magnet Visit Musical Highlights by Pat Carnes, RN, Magnet Leader Odin Rathnam, acclaimed violist and husband of Kim Rathnam, RN performed during the Magnet Visit. Odin Rathnam, critically acclaimed violinist, performed for our staff and the Magnet appraisers during our Survey on March 6, 7, and 8. Rathnam served as the concertmaster for the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra for more than 20 years. Odin has performed at many major European and American festivals. He received his formal training at Mannes College of Music and the Juilliard School. He studied chamber music with Felix Galimir and Josef Gingold and also worked closely with Anker Buch, a Danish violinist. Odin is the husband of Kim Rathnam, RN, Venous Access Team. Joanna Anderson, RN, shared her talent with the Magnet appraisers upon their arrival on March 7th, the second day of our survey. In addition to being a staff nurse in the Emergency Department, Joanna frequently volunteers her talents as a cellist. You may even hear her performing in the atrium or at a patient s bedside. Magnet Champions by Andrea Weatherford, RN Page 2 Holy Spirit Hospital is preparing for the NDNQI RN Satisfaction survey to be conducted beginning June 3 through June 23, All RN s will be receiving a letter in the mail with instructions on how to complete this very important survey. A display thermometer will be placed on each unit demonstrating the Unit s participation rate. A larger version of the thermometer will be in the display cases on the first floor with the cumulative total of the hospital. Watch as we progress to 100%! Update: Completed at 81%!

3 8 Main Shares the LOVE by Abby Knoll, RN, BSN How do you cheer up a unit faced with personal sadness? 8 Main staff have experienced several family deaths and personal tragedies in the past several months. We were in dire need of a pick me up. So, we decided to go back to elementary school, and exchange valentines. Decorative paper bags for all of our employees and resource management were made by Abby Knoll. TCU employees then placed Valentines and treats in each bag. Then for an added touch, sandwich trays were purchased by the 8 Main Leadership Team and potluck dishes were brought in by all to share. All shifts participated in this event. Our spirits were uplifted at least for the day, and employees felt refreshed. Many visitors and guests commented on how festive our unit looked too! What an excellent way to celebrate Valentine s Day, while still caring for our patients. It goes to show the Telemetry Care Unit really does have a heart! l to r: Sue O Reilly, Abby Knoll Collaboration Results in Excellent Patient Outcomes by Leona S. Mlynek MSN, RN, CWOCN Caring is the essence of nursing. The ICU staff, Critical Care Clinical Specialist, Wound Care Specialist and Respiratory Therapy collaborated recently to improve patient outcomes. Through identifying a problem, investigating probable cause, and trialing possible solutions this collaboration has resulted in the elimination of nose and ear pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers can cause pain and suffering, emotionally and physically to patients who develop them. 1.6 million hospitalized patients a year develop a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers cost $2.2 to $3.6 billion annually. Increased length of stay, increased morbidity and mortality are associated with pressure ulcers. (Schaum, K. 2012) Skin care rounds are conducted by the Critical Care Clinical Specialist, Wound Care Specialist and ICU staff during scheduled intervals. Discussion had taken place on the increase in nose and ear pressure ulcers. This resulted in contacting respiratory therapy for their input to possible solutions to this problem. Several currently stocked products had been tried with varying success. It was decided to look at new products. Several options were presented and products were selected to trial. Approval for trialing products was given from the Value Analysis Committee (VAC). No pressure ulcers resulted during the trial and staff did not find any problems using the products. The approval to purchase these products and have them available for use throughout the hospital was obtained from the VAC. The products have been in place since summer of 2012 and have resulted in no ear and nose pressure ulcers with use of these products. The product we now use to protect the nose from pressure damage is called a Nasal Gecko; it is available to all units in your supply closets and should be used for patients who need them. To protect the ears from damage, respiratory is now using a nasal cannula with softer tubing; it is available in the respiratory therapists closet on each unit. It was through the collaboration of all departments involved that we were able to prevent patient pain and suffering and provide positive patient outcomes. Schaum, Kathleen, 25 Years of Medicare Reimbursement Changes for Wound Care Advances in Skin & Wound Care, Feb 2012, Vol 25, Issue 2, p. 96. Jean Watson Page 3

4 Nursing in Motion EBP & Nursing Research Conference April 11, 2013 by Cynthia Swartz, MS, RN, ACNS-BC On April 11, 2013 the Holy Spirit Core Essential Participants presented their EBP projects via poster presentation at the Annual Pinnacle Health Nursing Conference. The Core Essential Program, held twice a year, includes six classroom instruction sessions and group work to aid in the development of an evidence-based practice project. Throughout the program participants will become familiar with nursing research concepts related to evidence based practice to successfully navigate the research process. Using the John Hopkins Model for Evidence Based Practice, students, staff and advanced practice nurse facilitators will use the P- Population, I-Intervention, C- Comparison, O-Outcomes (PICO) framework to guide their work throughout the duration of the program. At the conclusion of the program, each group will develop a poster and PowerPoint presentation to disseminate findings and recommendations. We congratulate the teams on the EBP work and presentation at the conference. See photos below. pictured: Messiah College Students and Maureen Asper pictured: Jen Mannatt and Messiah College Students pictured: Michelle DeFabio and Messiah Students pictured: Kerry Starner and Messiah Student Page 4

5 Nurse-Physician Collaboration Team Honors 2013 Physician of the Year - Congratulations Dr. Safwat Gassis On March 27, the Nurse- Physician Collaboration Team hosted the Fourth Annual Physician Appreciation Breakfast in honor of Physician s Day. Staff shared breakfast in the auditorium in honor of our Physicians. On behalf of the Nurse- Physician Collaboration team, Dr. Ann Marie Manning (2012 Physician of the Year) presented Dr. Safwat Gassis, Capital Cardiovascular Associates, with the award of 2013 Physician of the Year at Holy Spirit. Dr. Gassis was nominated by staff who illustrated many reasons why he should have received the award. He was described as being professional, an educator to both patients and staff, and an advocate for his patients. He dedicated much of his time in developing the new Atrial Fibrillation Center. This is only a few statements to describe the excellent care Dr. Gassis provides to his patients. Congratulations Dr. Gassis! Sr. Romaine and Dr. Safwat Gassis 2013 Physician of the Year Dr. Safwat Gassis Physician of the Year 2013! Congratulations! Congratulations to the Nominees: Salvatore Alfano, MD, FACEP John R. Dietz Emergency Center Rashid Anjum, MD Holy Spirit Hospital, Hospitalist Ramesh Arora, MD, MS FACEP John R. Dietz Emergency Center Sonia Chawla, MD Holy Spirit Hospital, Hospitalist Clem Ciccarelli, MD Green Hill Family Health Center Charles Cladel, Jr MD Holy Spirit Behavioral Health Services J. Bret DeLone, MD, FACS Kunkel Surgical Group Janette Foster, MD Holy Spirit Hospital, Critical Care Safwat Gassis, MD Capital Cardiovascular Associates Brett Himmelwright, DO Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania Mohammad Ismail, MD Holy Spirit Hospital, Hospitalist Charles Kingsley, MD West Shore Anesthesia Associates, Ltd. David Man, MD, FACC Capital Cardiovascular Associates Henry Ostman, MD Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Associates, PC R. Scott Owens, MD Urology of Central Pennsylvania, Inc. John Pennock, MD Cardiovascular Surgical Institute Kevin Schmalenberger, MD West Shore Anesthesia Associates, Ltd. Richard Schreiber, MD, FACP Holy Spirit Hospital, Hospitalist Jeremy Teppig, DO John R. Dietz Emergency Center Steven Wolf, MD Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania Page 5

6 Nursing in Motion Excellence One Step at a Time Magnet Expo Friday April 26 by Pat Carnes, RN, Magnet Leader Magnet Expo Thank you for everything you do! On Friday, April 26th Holy Spirit Health System held its third annual Excellence One Step at a Time Magnet Expo in the auditorium of the main hospital from 730 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participation was at an all time high with more than 280 members of our Health System in attendance. Each area of the hospital contributed posters that displayed their staff-driven initiatives. These posters were organized into five categories, which represented the five components of Magnet; Exemplary Professional Practice, New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements, Structural Empowerment, Transformational Leadership, and Empirical Outcomes. The Night Shift Council set up an additional Magnet Expo on May 10 from in the 4 West conference room. One of the highlights of the Expo was the scavenger hunt and trivia game! The Magnet Expo would not be possible without the wonderful work that YOU (the staff) do every day to make Holy Spirit Hospital a great place to work. Thank you all for everything you do! See page 7 for a listing of scavenger hunt winners! Page 6

7 Magnet Fair Expo Scavenger Hunt Winners Announced by Pat Carnes, RN, Magnet Leader One of the highlights of the Magnet Fair Expo was the scavenger hunt and trivia game. Those completing the scavenger hunt were entered into a drawing to win a Holy Spirit golf umbrella or a Hearth Cafeteria pass. There were twelve winners in all. They are: Michael Sarrafian Information Services Christy Liddington Education, Training, and Development Erica Clarke Endocrinology Mary Armstrong OR Carol O Hara Clinical Resource Management Barb Snyder 4 Mian Diane Laverty PACU Sarah-Anne Rhoads CVICU Chastity Lahr Nursing Resources Teresa Angel-Sherk Nursing Resources Robin Walker House Supervisor Marico Retuerto 4 Main CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS! Nurses Week 2013 Nurses Trusted to Care by Cindy Swartz, MS, RN, ACNS-BC The week of May 6 th -12 th was Nurses Week During this week, we said thank you to our nursing staff for the contribution they make everyday to patients and families here at Holy Spirit Hospital. Nurses throughout the hospital received gifts of appreciation. On Thursday, May 9, we celebrated our annual luncheon with Lisa Lewis as the Keynote Speaker and the Nursing Excellence Awards were announced. The following individuals were nominated for Nursing Excellence Awards in their respective categories: (** denotes the winner in each category) Nursing Team Member **Amanda Payne, PCA, 8 Main Brooke Rice, US/MT, CVU Von Scheivert, Exercise physiologist, Cardiac Rehab Toni Szczypta, US/MT, 8 th Floor Clinical Practice Registered Nurse ** Kristina Richwine, RN Marie Carr, RN Julia Mihalka,RN Sarah Coleman, RN Wendy Mitchell, RN Elizabeth Freed-Smith, RN Deb Poorman, RN Nicole Griffie, RN Colleen Rainey, RN Beth Johnson, RN Specialty Clinical Practice Registered Nurse ** Sue Vodzak, RN, Occupational Health Jaime Jones RN, Medical Home Kacey Walker, RN, Kunkel Surgical Advanced Practice Nurse **Jennifer Brewer MSN, RN Telemetry/ Research Clinical Nurse Specialist Kimberly Dodson, MS, NP Nurse Practitioner Robotic Surgery Nursing Administration **Ann Emlet, BSN, RN Nurse Manager 8 main Kathy Holtzman, BSN, RN, Nurse Manager 4 main Paige Jordan, BSN, RN, Nurse Manager 6 east Sister Martin Haubrich, RN, Quality Kim Rico, RN, Assistant Nurse Manager, ER Please congratulate all the nominations and winners!!! Page 7

8 Nursing in Motion Council Updates: Education Council Update by Colleen Ranney, RN HSH hosted a college fair on May 30th from and August 29th from The fair was open to all staff. Information about Nursing degrees was available. The August 29th fair will focus on patient care services and other programs related to nursing. Nursing Grand Round presentations are now being taped and will be available for checkout in the HSH library. Seven of the Patient Care Services Mandatory Housewide Competencies for can now be located on HealthStream as a Self Learning Packet. RN s are asked to complete the Registered Nurse s Educational Needs Assessment This survey is a valuable tool in the planning of future educational programs. The survey will be conducted via Survey Monkey and is scheduled to begin in August When you re a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours. Author Unknown Night Shift by Colleen Ranney, RN The Night Shift Council organized a Competency Night, on Tuesday night, March 19th to Wednesday morning, March 20th 12 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. which was very well attended. PPD s were offered and Fit testing was also available. Thank you to the Night Shift Council for organizing this event. Nursing Excellence Council by Betsy Davison, RN The Nursing Excellence Council awards three Excellence Banners each month. Applications are reviewed under the following categories: Employee Health and Safety, Patient/ Family or Staff Satisfaction, Most Improved Quality Indicators, and Excellence in Quality, Service and Teamwork. See the listing in this newsletter of 2013 winners to date. = The Council prepared a PowerPoint presentation on Recruitment, Retention and Nursing satisfaction for presentation to the Magnet Surveyors in March. As part of Holy Spirit Hospital s Pillar of Professionalism, the Excellence Council and the Coordinating Council have been discussing a change to the nursing uniforms. Discussions continue in what will most likely be a two-year process. Page 8

9 Patient Care Support (PCS) Council Yesterday and Today by Charlene Tallman The first meeting of the PCS Council was held 29 Mar 2010 as a PCA Forum. The forum was established to provide Patient Care Assistants (PCAs - our title at the time) a vehicle to address our challenges, develop our practice, and standardize what we do hospitalwide. Seeking to have greater visibility, on 24 Jun 2010, current members addressed the Coordinating Council and requested promotion from a Forum into a Council. That request was approved and we were added to the HSH Shared Governance bylaws as a Council. On 13 Oct 2010, our first meeting as a Council was held. Our first action was to develop our bylaws and how we would communicate our existence, recruit support, etc. Our accomplishments as a PCA Council include: unit-specific daily assignment sheets promoting awareness and standardization of duties on each floor, development of procedures in PCA to PCA or PCA to RN shift reporting per floor, development of a competency/ education day, development of a PCA appreciation day with educational sessions, and working collaboratively with wound care on incontinence care. On 27 Sep 2012, the Shared Governance bylaws were changed to expand our PCA family, adding Birth Place Techs, Lift Team, OR Techs, Mental Health Workers, ED Techs, and Unit Secretaries to our current Council. This action necessitated our name change to Patient Care Support (PCS) Council. Today we have PCS Council representatives on Relationship Management Council, Coordinating Council, Nursing Quality Council, and the Injury and Accident Team. For 2013, our expanded team is in the process of establishing Council goals, according to our Patient Care Support perspective. Additionally, we are enhancing our vision of the Council to include support and promotion initiatives, as we collectively and collaboratively engage our new family members. Ultimately, we could not exist without the support of our great RNs (Director of Patient Care Services, Director of Education, our RN advocates, etc.) who provide us leadership and guidance as we walk handin-hand down the road of positive culture change. Coordinating Council by Jonna Morris RN, BSN,PCCN Each month the Coordinating Council receive updates from the staff nurse leaders from all of the councils. They support and provide any advice needed with each council s ongoing projects. Some recent Coordinating Council activities include the following: sional Practice Model Support and involvement in development of the professional image of our RN s. Approve Nursing Strategic Priorities and 2013 Goals. Reviewed and update the council bylaws. Assisted in the review and revision of the Profes- Page 9

10 Nursing in Motion Council Updates cont.: Nursing Quality Council by Christy Lepore, BSN, RN, PCCN You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Quality Council Update of activities for 2013 to date include the following: MRSA project is underway to investigate if use of rapid MRSA swabs will be a financially and practically wise decision. Behavioral Health will soon be using a FRAT fall assessment tool to identify patients at risk of falls. Improved communication efforts are being made between Nursing Units and the Operating Room regarding isolation patients to improve patient flow through the OR. Discussion of Sterling Audit Results continues and how we can improve our scores. A speaker from the Patient Safety Authority recently gave a presentation entitled Fall Prevention, Getting Our Efforts Off of the Floor. Grand Rounds presentation on falls is planned for July 15, 2013 Plans to find a more appropriate fall indicator tool are in progress which will replace the current Morse scale. Casual tab alarm audits are currently being conducted. NDNQI has made changes to their fall indicator which will impact nursing documentation in Quantros. Mahatma Gandhi Magnet Champions by Andrea L. Weatherford, RN The Magnet Champions work continues even after attaining Magnet Distinction! Some projects include: Conducted Excellence Expo One Step at a Time Expo in April NDNQI RN Satisfaction survey June 3rd to June 23rd; A display thermometer will be placed in every unit indicating participation rate Developed Magnet Moment to be shared with staff. May s Magnet Moment: Tree of Life developed by MICU/SICU to improve communication of the unique needs of patients to other staff members Page 10

11 Relationship Management Council by Jennifer T. Hixenbaugh, RN, BSN The Relationship Management Council has accomplished or is actively working on the following projects: 1. No Pass Zone working on re-igniting the no pass zone by re-introducing this to our colleagues at staff meetings, possibly working with the Education Department to develop something in HealthStream, as well as developing a reward system to recognize employees who successfully embody no passing 2. Pre-procedural Guidelines working with both Michelle DeFabio and Jody Harclerode to devise a list of pre-procedural guidelines for all frontline nurses to reference when a patient is sent to another unit in the hospital for diagnostic testing. This would be something accessible on the SCM, or another intranet application. 3. Educating the committee members and the frontline nurses on the appropriate measures to take when caring for a patient who is actively approaching death and how to care for their family and loved ones as well. Topics to include: how to communicate with family members and therapeutic conversations. 4. Continue to analyze Press Ganey scores on a monthly basis 5. Culture Board Diane Loman, RN, Behavioral Health, recently did a culture board on the Bosnian culture which will be displayed in the cafeteria. Future boards will include a hearing impaired board (July/August) and an Hispanic culture board. Leading the Way-KBMA by Jody Harclerode, RN, MS, CPHQ Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life On Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 approximately 42 staff from University of Pennsylvania were here to learn about an observe our KBMA process. University of Pennsylvania is a large teaching hospital system that includes three acute care and two specialty hospitals. The University is an Ivy League sisted of bedside nurses, nursing management, nursing directors, pharmacy staff, directors of pharmacy and staff from IT. They visited our pharmacy, CVU, 6-Ortho and 7 Main. They were very impressed with what they saw and how professional our staff are. It was a wonderful day of professional While we may be a community hospital - remember that doesn t mean we are not leading the way in what we do because we are! Thank you to everyone who made the day successful! meaningful. - Joshua J. Marine University. The group con- exchange. Page 11

12 Nursing in Motion Excellence Banner Recipients in January Venous Access Team received the Excellence Banner in January for Most Improved Quality Indicators. Emergency Care Unit received the Excellence Banner in January for Most Improved Quality Indicators. OPS received the Excellence Banner in January for Excellence in Quality, Service and Teamwork. Page 12

13 Excellence Banner Recipients in February 7 Main received the Excellence Banner in February for Most Improved Quality Indicators. Cath Lab received the Excellence Banner in February for Most Improved Quality Indicators. Emergency Care Unit received the Excellence Banner in February for Excellence in Quality, Service, and Teamwork. Page 13

14 Nursing in Motion Excellence Banner Recipients in March 2013 Float Pool received the Excellence Banner in March for Excellence in Quality, Service and Teamwork. Nursing Informatics received the Excellence Banner in March for Excellence in Quality, Service, and Teamwork. PAT received the Excellence Banner in March for Excellence in Quality, Service, and Teamwork. Page 14

15 Excellence Banner Recipients in April 2013 Nursing Informatics received the Excellence Banner in April for Excellence in Quality, Service, and Teamwork. 6 East received the Excellence Banner in April for Most Improved Quality Indicators. Venous Access Team received the Excellence Banner in April for Most Improved Quality Indicators. Page 15

16 Nursing in Motion Excellence Banner Recipients in May Main received the Excellence Banner in May for Excellence in quality, service, and teamwork. Emergency Care Unit received the Excellence Banner in May for Excellence in quality, service, and teamwork. 8 Main received the Excellence Banner in May for Excellence in quality, service, and teamwork. Page 16

17 Excellence Banner Recipients in June 2013 Anesthesia received the Excellence Banner in June for Excellence in Quality, Service, and Teamwork. Cardiac Rehab received the Excellence Banner in March for Excellence in Quality, Service, and Teamwork. Emergency Care Unit received the Excellence Banner in June for Excellence in Quality, Service, and Teamwork. Page 17

18 Nurses Walk 2013 by Cindy Swartz, MS, RN, ACNS-BC The sun shined brightly on the annual Nurses Walk on April 27 th. One hundred and one walkers and 12 dogs participated in our Nurses walk to benefit TeenLine Holy Spirit Health System. The event at Adams-Ricci Park in Enola was full of smiles and laughter during the Walk. Supporters at the event included 7 sponsors: Capital Cardiovascular Associates, Holy Spirit Hospitalist Services, Kreitzer Automotive Services, Kunkel Surgical Group, The Norwood Company, Dr. C. Brian Peffer, and Valley Grange No On behalf of the Nurses Week Committee, we extend a heartfelt Thank You to all who sponsored, walked, worked, or donated time or money to our 3 rd annual Nurses Walk After expenses, we raised a total of $4,344 dollars. Page 18

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20 Nursing in Motion Review updated policy W-700 Care of the Incontinent Patient Incontinence Care Policy Update by Judith Himes, RN, BSN, CWON Urinary and fecal incontinence during a hospital stay and illness can contribute to safety issues, embarrassment, and incontinenceassociated dermatitis (IAD). Skin exposed to urine following incontinent episodes causes over hydration, increased ph, and diminished tissue tolerance to friction, shear, and pressure. Fecal incontinence, particularly liquid stool, exposes the skin to bile salts, and pancreatic lipases that are irritating to the skin. Combined urine and stool incontinence is more damaging to the skin than either alone. Secondary infections of denuded skin including bacterial, fungal, or pathogenic toxins can also occur. IAD is a form of irritant dermatitis that develops from chronic exposure to urine or liquid stool. This skin damage also contributes to the formation of pressure ulcers and can be painful. The resulting skin conditions lead to the need for costly treatment. Literature review shows that best practice and recommendations for treatment and prevention center on cleansing, moisturizing, and protecting the skin with a defined skin care regimen. Cleansing should be accomplished with a no-rinse skin cleanser with a ph range similar to normal skin to minimize the disruption of the skin s normal moisture barrier. Moisturizing is important to prevent loss of water from the skin and can often be done with use of combination products that allow cleansing and moisturizing in one step. Skin protecting products prevent skin breakdown by providing an impermeable or semi permeable barrier on the skin that prevents damage from irritants in stool and urine. The certified wound care nurses at Holy Spirit noted that a change to the policy needed to take place. In practice, the patient care staff was using remoistened wipes meant for bathing to clean incontinent patients. In addition to this not being best practice, it resulted in much waste, and left the skin vulnerable to skin infections and pressure breakdown. The wound team researched the subject and collected data. The recommendation was to use a cleanser specifically for incontinent cleansing along with dry disposable wash cloths. Following approval for a trial conducted by RN and PCA staff in MICU and 4 Main, the Value Analysis Committee approved the use of Proshield Spray and Foam cleanser with dry disposable wash cloths. The updated policy was submitted and approved by the Evidence-Based Practice Council in April. New products have been stocked in supply cabinets on each patient care unit. Patient care staff should review policy W-700 Care of the Incontinent Patient for updated best practice. Page 20

21 Welcome New Nursing Staff! Imzan Baksh, RN MICU Georgia Blake, RN CVU Alexis Dimm, RN SICU Joan Figueroa-Eberly, RN, ECU Sara Goodman, RN, ECU Pamela Harris-Haman, NP, NICU Carolyn Heiserman, RN, Home Health Henry Vivian, RN, Float Pool Alyson Jacques, RN, Float Pool Lora Kelly, RN, Home Health Constantine Kokos, RN, OR Michelle Lehman, RN, Float Pool Heidi Little, RN, PACU Robyn McKillip, RN Float Pool Holly Muniz, RN, 7 Main Marlisa Murray, RN, ECU Alison Nattress, RN, 7 Main Kimberly Oglesby RN, Nurse Manager ECU Frankie Payne, RN, ECU Tracy Reed, RN, Home Health Angela Reid, RN, 7 Main Rodney Roberts, RN, Behavioral Health Susan Signore-Smith, RN Behavioral Health Tricia Snyder-Kranz, RN, CVU Kathy Stevick, RN, Outpatient Surgery April Taylor, RN, Birthplace Brianna Wilbur, RN, PACU Nancy Blair, RN, 7 Main Ashlee Ernest, RN, 7 Main Amie Fanucci, RN, 7 Main Carmel Fuentes, RN, PACU Ashley Hayner, RN, Float Pool Patricia Headley, RN, 6 Main Christopher Lanahan, RN ECU Hetal Patel, RN, 7 Main Wanda Rodriguez, RN, Psychiatric Unit Misty Salerno, RN, ECU Sarina Schaeffer, RN, Patient Flow Chelsea Skucek, RN, Birth Place Shannen Sterner, LPN, SPSI Jordan Sultzbaugh, RN, 7 Main Elizabeth Swords, RN, ICU Sandra Zanos, RN, Mgr Clincal Practice Ashlee Zimmerman, LPN, SPSI Willkommen Welkom Mirë se vini Marhaban Barev hyer Irashaimasu Witajcie Bienvenidos Laskavo prosimo Välkommen Foon ying Bienvenue Fáilte Benvenuto Sveiki

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