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Sitter help

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  • #25818

    Lauren
    Participant

    Hi Everyone,
    I’m just starting out on a process review of the use of sitters. It seems like this has been discussed before but I’m now wondering if I can get some info from you folks who have all ready gone thru this process. Any decision trees, or other types of decision matrices would be great appreciated or even contact info if you’ve already completed this process.
    Thanks.

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    #62527

    Reade
    Participant

    We are in pilot phase of a new form for identifying need for constant observation (sitter).  We do not have enough usage yet to give feedback on how it going at our facilities. We based our tool/improvements on 2 very helpful articles: Journal of Advanced Nursing 64 (2) 176-184 “Effective assessment of use of sitters by nurses in inpatient care settings;  and August 2009 Nursing Management “A S.A.F.E. alternative to sitters.”

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    #62543

    carper
    Member

    Kathy thanks I will look at those articles. Would you mind sharing your tool?

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    #62545

    Reade
    Participant

    Teresa, our team decided not to implement the tool we developed.  However, if you would still like to see our tool, let me know. 

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    #62546

    carper
    Member

    Cathy thanks for responding. I would greatly appreciate if you can share the tool and the rationale why your team did not try to implement it.

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