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The CareEffects Stewardship Program optimizes nursing performance by targeting individual nursing practice outliers with supportive, non-punitive educational resources. Leveraging advanced analytics, CareEffects provides objective insights into each nurse's practice, considering factors like patient severity, unit staffing, physician practices, and broader hospital influences. This approach helps reduce systematic over or under use of opioids while also boosting patient safety, reducing related healthcare costs, and discouraging diversion.
Nurses play a crucial role in inpatient medication administration - and administer up to 80% of all inpatient opioids "PRN", or "as needed" based on their clinical judgement.. Variability in this administration can arise due to differences in experience, training, and personal practices. CareEffects Stewardship identifies and addresses these variations, allowing for targeted improvements, boosting practice efficiency, and enhancing patient outcomes.
CareEffects Stewardship offers a compelling ROI by proactively tackling systematic opioid over/under use, which in turn minimizes costs related to adverse drug events, readmissions, and extended hospital stays. It also enhances nursing education, safety, and development. The exact ROI varies depending on individual hospital circumstances, but clients consistently report notable benefits. For a personalized ROI assessment, consider scheduling a virtual presentation.
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We operate on a subscription-based Software as a Service (SaaS) model. Subscribers receive monthly analytics reports along with expert consultations, ensuring sustained support and a path to continuous refinement.
To implement, we require ADT (admission, discharge, transfer) data, medication orders, and medication dispensing data from your hospital systems. To start we need a one year historical extract of each, then monthly scheduled updates. Upon receiving the initial data, we deliver initial results within 90 days.
Our proprietary, patent-pending Context-of-Care Adjustment technology provides an unmatched objective, non-biased approach to clinician performance measurement. By considering numerous variables affecting nursing performance - and handling missing or unobservable data elements - we address common objections about patient variability or workload disparities, empowering educators to provide more effective, targeted guidance.
While many solutions spotlight drug diversion, CareEffects Stewardship encompasses a much broader scope, including systematic over and under medication administration. Our focus is preventing over use of opioids from becoming diversion - demonstrating to at-risk staff that stewardship is a priority and is proactively monitored and addressed individually. We want all nurses working in an environment that seeks to maximize both patient and nurse safety in all aspects of practice - especially in pain management and opioid usage. Better to prevent diversion than to confront it.
At its core, CareEffects Stewardship is a tool for positive Nursing support and education, not punishment. We emphasize continuous improvement in nursing practices. Any variations discovered serve as the foundation for targeted education and refining practice guidelines. Collaborating closely with nursing leaders and educators, we ensure data application respects nurse autonomy and professionalism, always prioritizing patient safety and quality care.
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