Initiation and evaluation of an Admission, Discharge, Transfer (ADT) Nursing Program in a pediatric setting.

@article{Giangiulio2008InitiationAE,
  title={Initiation and evaluation of an Admission, Discharge, Transfer (ADT) Nursing Program in a pediatric setting.},
  author={Martha Giangiulio and Lisa Aurilio and Pam Baker and Beth Brienza and Ellie Moss and Nicole Twinem},
  journal={Issues in comprehensive pediatric nursing},
  year={2008},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={61-70}
}
Finding ways to improve patient throughput through efficient use of nursing time led one pediatric medical center to develop an Admission, Discharge, Transfer (ADT) Nursing Program that included specialized nurses devoted to nursing activities that normally disrupt continuity of care on patient units. It was found that the ADT nurses improved patient throughput. Additionally, a nursing-staff satisfaction survey found that 93% of nursing staff felt that the ADT program made a worthwhile… CONTINUE READING

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