Process improvement is a systematic approach to continuously try to do things better within an organization. Pretty simple concept, right? And yet process improvement can become very complicated very quickly given all the specialized terminology and systems that have become associated with it. These tools, terms and step-by-step processes all serve an important

    The journey of advanced care planning can be long and often complex. From making decisions while healthy to ensuring wishes are met at the end of life, each step has different considerations and conversations. This decisional framework for advance care planning, co-developed by Planetree International and the Connecticut Center for Patient Safety, supports

Nurse Manager Rounding Tool

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 by

    This day-to-day rounding tool is designed to support nurse managers in getting a more comprehensive look at unit activity in real time. It centers on 12 simple questions that address a broad range of patient needs and preferences – including sleep, pain, understanding of the care plan and more.    

24-Hour Report Template

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 by

    Communicating consistently between shifts in long-term and post-acute care environments can often be a challenge due to changes in staffing, a mixture of acute and existing diagnoses and individual interpretation of what is vital information to exchange. This easy to use 24-hour report sheet enhances communication between nurses, assures compliance of documentation and

    This webinar, presented by Planetree International President Susan Frampton, explores opportunities for healthcare systems to respond to consumers’ evolving expectations and preferences for how healthcare is delivered.    

Person-Centered Technology Assessment

Thursday, 04 January 2018 by

    How can you put technology to use in a way that maximizes its capacity to advance your organization’s person-centered culture? Planetree’s Person-Centered Technology Assessment tool guides your team through an intentional approach to selecting, implementing and evaluating any new technologies based on how the tools serve human needs and facilitate relationships.    

    Five common responses team members may have to change with specific guidance for leaders on how best to engage in order to create the desired results.    

    How one hospital optimizes the value of the Planetree Conference by having all their conference attendees deliver a “mini conference” for their colleagues and the hospital leadership. An idea brilliant in its simplicity, the mini-conference engages conferences attendees as not only information gatherers at the conference, but also information disseminators upon their return.

    This toolkit as created BY patient and family advisors FOR patient and family advisors — and for the healthcare leaders who work with them. Organized around the conceptual model of patient engagement in research, it provides practical guidance for meaningfully involving patients and families throughout the research life cycle — from deciding what

    These questions are designed to help start a dialogue about the ways in which patient and family partners can serve as meaningful members of the research team in every phase of the research life cycle.    

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