In an effort to improve the safety of those handoffs and provide a little more consistency in staffing, UPMC developed a two-part experimental intervention.
The hectic pace, with lots of pages and consultations, can take a toll on the hospitalists staffing the service.
Other creative staffing and patient rounding approaches can help avoid missing a deteriorating patient or other medical crises amid the cycle of shift changes and patient discharge pressures, said Stella Fitzgibbons, ... Along with the level of physician
The increase in the teaching service's capacity allowed the nonteaching service to reduce its staffing by one nonphysician provider per day.
Hospitalists are all too familiar with the seven days on and seven days off staffing model, usually consisting of 12-hour shifts. ... The staffing model emulates the traditional outpatient model, with physicians working Monday thru Friday for most weeks
We don't have the staffing to do it universally,” said Dr.
N.H., which had a dwindling average daily census of 25 to 30 patients and limited critical care staffing. ... Given this, hospital administrators are pressed to find staffing models that extend the reach of physicians and nurses, which will likely
Dr. Epstein doesn't have an explanation for the findings, but he suspects it might indicate that boosting nurse staffing could be the most cost-effective solution to the nighttime disparity ... When staffing is reduced, there's a greater need to work as
For example, an indicator could be ED wait time. If wait time exceeds a certain number of hours, that would be the trigger for response tactics such as increased staffing to
The full guideline was published in the July Stroke. One New York medical center's intervention, which increased weekend services and staffing, successfully reduced average length of stay and increased the ... The increase in weekend staffing of