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1. What time do you do it? 8AM on day shift. No huddle on night shift, although we are trying to implement one.
2. How long is it? 15-30 minutes
3. Who runs it? Charge nurse
4. If the charge RNs run it, how is the information given to them? The charge nurse has a printed sheet with patient “updates” – a brief paragraph on each patient’s current condition that is updated by the nurses each shift. The charge nurse then adds notes to this sheet as the nurse presents each patient.
5. What is your format; what topics to do you cover?
The charge nurse starts by discussing the state of the floor (how many patients we have, how many to come, how many staff on that day, etc) and passing along any announcements/news that the nurses need to know. Then each nurse gives a brief overview of their patient including any relevant current issues (i.e. Patient is a 4yo M with sickle cell disease, s/p 8/8 MUD, today is Day +12, on TPN/IL and tacro drip, received 1 unit PRBCs last night for a Hgb of 7, etc.). Important things to include are DNR/DNI status, total care patients, respiratory needs (i.e. CPAP/Bi-pap/etc), discharge plans.
The goal of the huddle is for everyone to have a better understanding of the acuity of each other’s assignments so that they can offer help as needed, and for the charge nurse to know who might need help. It also helps the charge nurse to make the following shift’s assignment and coordinate with bed management on possible discharges.
——————————————- Kara Chabot, BSN, RN Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital New York, NY United States ——————————————-
——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 07-29-2014 09:53 AM From: Mary Lynn Rae Subject: Daily Huddle
This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Inpatient Staff Hospital Issues and APHON Open Forum . ——————————————- Hello:
Does anyone do a inpatient daily huddle? If so a few questions: 1. What time do you do it? 2. How long is it? 3. Who runs it? 4. If the charge RNs run it, how is the information given to them? 5. What is your format; what topics to do you cover?
——————————————- Mary Lynn Rae Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Chicago, IL United States ——————————————-