The Valley Hospital

Reducing Falls with AUGi: Fall Rate Comparison: Non-AUGi vs AUGi. Adult Med/Surg Unit Comparison (Including CDU, 4W)

Implementing AUGi on three of our complex nursing units is the epitome of evidence-based nursing practice. We leveraged a novel, innovative artificial intelligence technology that is shifting the paradigm of care at the bedside. Improved rounding compliance and the ability to respond to alerts rapidly enables the bedside nurse to prevent unwanted chair or bed exits to reduce fall-related harm.

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Central Line Day Comparison: Actual vs. NHSN Predicted (2022)

Based on hospital patient days and patient acuity, the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) predicts how many central line days would be expected in a patient population. TVH’s very low rate of line days reflects nursing excellence as nurses advocate for appropriate indications for central line placement and discontinuation.

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Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) Events Comparison (2020 – 2022)

Following significant increases in CAUTIs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC) Taskforce facilitated a partnership between nursing, medicine, and other disciplines to review and implement evidence-based practice interventions, which resulted in significant reductions in CAUTI rates during this time period.

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Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI) Events Comparison (2020 – 2022)

Following significant increases in CLABSIs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the HAC Taskforce facilitated a partnership between nursing, medicine, and other disciplines to review and implement evidence-based practice interventions, which also had a favorable impact on CLABSI rates during this time period.

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Valley Medical Group

2022 Ability to Get Desired Appointment Patient Experience Scores - Advanced Practice Provider (APP) vs. All Providers

Based on Press Ganey patient experience surveys, VMG APPs demonstrated a favorable and positive impact on patient perceptions of access to care as compared to performance for all medical group providers.

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2022 Patient Experience Overall Score for Care Provider: Advanced Practice Provider (APP) vs. All Providers

Based on Press Ganey patient experience surveys, VMG APPs are rated favorably overall for questions related to the “Care Provider” as compared to performance for all medical group providers.

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Valley Home Care

Timeliness of Care

Evaluates the percentage of home health episodes in which the start or resumption of care was within 2 days of the referral date or inpatient discharge date. Performance on this Medicare measure demonstrates favorable outcomes against the national benchmark.

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Improvement in Dyspnea

Evaluates the percentage of home health episodes during which the patient became less short of breath or dyspneic. Performance on this measure reflects nursing excellence as Valley outperforms the national benchmark.

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Valley Hospice

HIS Comprehensive Assessment

The Hospice Comprehensive Assessment Measure captures the proportion of patients for whom hospice performed all seven care processes; treatment preferences, beliefs/values addressed, pain screening, pain assessment, dyspnea screening, dyspnea treatment and bowel regimen for patients on opioids. This reflects exceptional nursing documentation as compared to the national benchmark.

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Training Family to Care For Family

Family/caregivers reported receiving more effective training on how to care for their loved one as compared to national performance. This reflects hospice nursing excellence.   

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