Improved outcomes for patients at risk for cardiopulmonary emergencies largely depend on the organization’s preparedness. Specifically, the education around early recognition of trigger signals, frontline staff and family member comfort in elevating concern, distinction of roles and responsibilities, equipment availability and accessibility, and the education around proper evaluation, prophylaxis, and, in some cases, life-saving support, are imperative groundwork steps.
Our APSS outline actionable steps healthcare organizations should take to successfully implement and sustain behavior change for high reliability, shared understanding, thorough communication, and meaningful person-centered care across the organization.
Actionable steps include:
- Executive Summary Checklist
- Leadership checklist guide to determine whether current evidence-based guidelines are being followed in your organization
- Performance improvement plan to follow if improvements are necessary
- Clinical workflow for preoccupation with workflow for areas of improvement
- How to educate patients and family members about the significance of their role throughout the continuum
- Guidance on how to measure outcomes