The Implementation of an Obstetrics Specific Triage Acuity Tool (OBSTAT) to Increase Nurses Knowledge and Improve Timeliness of Care
The purpose of this practice change project will be to implement an OBSTAT on the labor and delivery floor where OB triage occurs for patients after 20 weeks gestation for labor and non-labor related concerns. The project will look at increasing nurses’ knowledge of triage assessment and to improve timeliness of care from arrival on the OB floor to acuity scoring. The emphasis of the project will be placed on improving nursing knowledge of triage-acuity scoring, using pre and post testing as well as measuring application of the newly acquired knowledge by looking at the timeliness of acuity scoring.
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