Jerry A Mansfield

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This article introduces an innovative collaboration between an orthopaedic surgeon's office and the hospital to assure complete and accurate admission information without duplication. With the use of point-of-care software, the assessment process was re-tooled. This change involved the patient/family assuming responsibility for completing paper and pencil(More)
BACKGROUND An internal needs assessment in a managed care organization identified the need for more effective case management and a more thorough orientation of new case managers. METHOD An educational design and development consultant facilitated the process of planning and implementing activities to address those needs. One hundred fifteen employees(More)
This article presents an evaluation of a multifaceted fall prevention initiative. The main element of this initiative was the creation and implementation of a Falls Wheel--a visual communication tool of a patient's fall injury risk for all care team members placed on every patient door throughout the health system. The Falls Wheel allows for patient(More)
BACKGROUND Hospitals have been slow to adopt guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) limiting the use of continuous cardiac monitoring for fear of missing important patient cardiac events. A new continuous cardiac monitoring policy was implemented at a tertiary-care hospital seeking to monitor only those patients who were clinically indicated(More)
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