Open Visitation Yields Increase in Communication and Decrease in Restraint Use
Clara Gorman, BSN                                                                 clara.gorman@wellmont.org
Clinical Leader ICU - Wellmont Health System

The initial goal of the project was to create a healing environment in the ICU through open visitation while increasing patient/ family satisfaction and improving communication with nursing staff and physicians. A new open visiting policy, including a visiting contract, was instated via a committee of staff nurses. Surveys of nursing staff, respiratory therapists, and families were taken before and three months after visiting policy change.

    
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TCPS Launches PSO Services

Following approval by the THA board of directors, the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety (TCPS) is preparing to launch new patient safety organization (PSO) services. 

Click here to read the complete memo from Craig Becker, THA President.

 
 

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