Colorado ANIA Chapter Meeting
Please join us for a special presentation by:
Jessica O'Connell O'Neil, MSN, RN
Floy Bradford, MS, MSN, RN, CPHQ
December 14, 2022, at 4:00 pm
Jessica O’Connell O’Neil, MSN, RN is a Quality Outcomes Nurse at Northern Arizona Healthcare, with a clinical focus in sepsis, cardiopulmonary arrest management, and patient safety. She recently completed a Master of Science in Nursing Informatics from the University of Kansas which has expanded her Quality reach further into healthcare data and technology. She is passionate about utilizing information systems to support safer patient care.
Floye Bradford, MS, MSN, RN, CPHQ is the Quality Director at Northern Arizona Healthcare. She has a diverse background including a Master of Science in Research Ecology from Colorado State University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northern Arizona University, and a Master of Science in Nursing Informatics from the University of Colorado. As the Director of Quality, she has developed an approach to process improvement that is collaborative, grounded in data and analytics, and prioritizes system-level thinking and design to provide consistent results in safer and more efficient care.
As a part of the EHR workflow, powerplans (order sets) can be ordered in a “planned” state intended for future initiation by a clinician. However, if a powerplan is not initiated at that intended time, the orders remain inactive and patient care can be delayed. Use of this type of order set is common for post-surgical care and is intended to be initiated once the patient arrives at an inpatient location. To help ensure that orders were not missed, a discern alert was created to support inpatient nurses. Years after its implementation, planned care was still occasionally being missed and review of the alert found that it was over-alerting leading to alert fatigue and unclear expectations. This webinar will describe the challenges and accomplishments of an interdisciplinary team’s efforts to optimize this alert and associated workflow.