Communication bundle helps med-surg patients avoid ICU
When nurses at a New Hampshire community hospital designed a communication bundle by combining an electronic early warning score system and nurses’ judgment, it made a significant impact on patient outcomes. The result was a reduction in ICU admissions from med-surg units, according to Cheryl Gagne, DNP, RN, CNEA, CNO at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center.
Up to 40% of ICU admissions might be avoidable with bundle
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By Lisette Hilton
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