Best Practice Recognition
Congratulations to Georgia Regents Medical Center on being deemed as having the "Best Practice" in the Industry in the following areas:
- Our Restraint and Seclusion Assessment Tool
- An evaluation form to determine if a patient needs restraint and seclusion
- Our PAMPER Handoff Tool
- Our EMR Process for Medication Reconciliation
- A tool to electronically document what medications a patient is on and if the medication needs to continue or be modified or stopped.
- Our New Dialysis Order Set (not yet in place)
- Set of standing orders for nurses to use for the treatment of patients undergoing dialysis.
- Our Use of Disposable Blood Pressure Cuffs for Surgical Patients
- For ambulatory surgical patients, a disposable blood pressure cuff is used for each patient during their stay to reduce risk of infections from sharing cuffs.
- Our "Channel Check" Enhancement to Endoscope Cleaning
- A test device to ensure the inside channels of scopes have no residual debris following cleaning.
- Our "WOW" Program- OBGYN
- An effort to make sure patient's needs are met. Our Ambulatory Surgery staff and Women's OR staff ask patients, "What would it take for you to be wowed today?" and then make every effort to ensure that these expectations are met.
- Our Building Cleaning Room
- Our pharmacy labels multidose vials of medications like vaccines with a 28-day expiration date on delivery. If a vial has not been opened by the end of the 28 days, pharmacy relabels that vial with a new 28-day expiration as long as the manufacturer’s expiration date will not be exceeded. This way, vials are not used longer than 28 days once opened, but they are also not wasted.