Core Measure Pocket Pal
The academic poster highlighting the data collection and post-project summary may be viewed here. This tool earned recognition at the 2019 Houston Methodist Quality and Patient Safety Symposium.
Measures: 3 in. x 5 in.
Materials Used: Plastic-coated paper for wipeability in the patient care environment, Metal Ring.
Modality: 13 ringbound, color-coded, double-sided cards. Color-coding delimits subjects.
Content: Each subject is a national standard of care and treatment process for a common condition in the hospital setting, known as core measures, that nursing staff are obligated to adhere to.
Members of the Quality and Patient Safety Department served as SMEs.
Draft product went to applicable committees for review.
One hospital unit volunteered to host the roll-out as a process improvement project.
Nurses from the target unit provided feedback at three points- once before implementation and twice afterwards.
At the second of two post-implementation points, nurses were twice as likely to rate themselves as "very satisfied" with their access to core measure resources.
Nurses' reliance on asking a colleague for information decreased 10%.
The Nurse Manager supplied all existing staff with a card set, and distributed copies to new hires until the original print quantity was exhausted.
Subsequently, in early 2022, the Nurse Manager contacted me asking about obtaining additional quantities to respond to demand for the resource from new hires.