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Now more than ever, hospitals are experiencing extreme fluctuations in their patient populations and in factors impacting care delivery. Through all of these shifts, hospitals cannot lose sight of their foundational practices, such as blood collection. Although seemingly routine, collecting blood samples safely, efficiently, and in a nearly pain-free experience can make all of the difference for your facilities’ patient experience scores, hospital acquired infection metrics, and holistic clinician operations efficiency.
See how Joy Selchow, MSN, RN, CRNI, Nurse Director of IV Therapy at Seattle-based Virginia Mason Medical Center, has worked to implement standardized advanced vascular access protocols across Virginia Mason to enhance clinical quality outcomes while keeping patients and staff safe, healthy and protected in a continuously changing environment.