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a mechanical compression (CPR) device. These
devices are traditionally utilized in the community
setting by EMS agencies and historically have
rarely been used in the inpatient setting. We were
able to trial the device to see if would work to
address this concern. This intervention had the
most profound impact on our team. We are able to
dramatically decrease the amount of people in the
room, reducing risk of exposure and preserving
our PPE.
The CICU nurses assumed responsibility for
this device and participated in education and
simulation to become comfortable using it.
Additionally, simulation was offered for all adult
code team responders and the units initially
designated for COVID patients. From this
simulation, videos and standard guidelines were
created on how many people should be present
in rooms during resuscitation efforts and what their
roles should be.
Cristie Dangerfield
items from code carts, and early intubation.
Our efforts were validated when the American
Heart Association (AHA) published their COVID
guidelines, highlighting interventions we had
already implemented. The group was consistently
reviewing evidence and gathering feedback from
staff on how our interventions were going.
The most challenging gap to solve was how to
decrease potential exposure to our staff and
preserve personal protective equipment (PPE).
We brainstormed several ideas; one was using
The mechanical CPR device originally rolled out
as a trial in COVID areas is now in use for all
adult code blue calls across the hospital and has
been used more than 15 times as of this writing.
While this team created an abundance of process
changes and educational opportunities to address
our concerns related to COVID, this remains our
most innovative and sustaining improvement.
None of our work would be possible without
our interdisciplinary team's expertise and their
consistent focus on patient and team safety.
Our efforts were validated when the
American Heart Association (AHA)
published their COVID guidelines,
highlighting interventions we had
already implemented.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of UNCH 2020 Nursing Annual Report

A Letter From Dr. Madigan
Special Feature
Magnet Stories
Managing the Risks of COVID-19
Resuscitation Response to COVID
Retention Committee: Random Acts of Kindness
The Role of Quality Liaison in Oncology
Labor & Delivery Patient Education
Emergency Department Transition Unit (EDTU)
Nursing Staff Recognition Awards
Professional Accomplishments
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UNCH 2020 Nursing Annual Report - 1
UNCH 2020 Nursing Annual Report - A Letter From Dr. Madigan
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UNCH 2020 Nursing Annual Report - Special Feature
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UNCH 2020 Nursing Annual Report - Managing the Risks of COVID-19
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UNCH 2020 Nursing Annual Report - Resuscitation Response to COVID
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UNCH 2020 Nursing Annual Report - Retention Committee: Random Acts of Kindness
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UNCH 2020 Nursing Annual Report - The Role of Quality Liaison in Oncology
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UNCH 2020 Nursing Annual Report - Labor & Delivery Patient Education
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UNCH 2020 Nursing Annual Report - Emergency Department Transition Unit (EDTU)
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UNCH 2020 Nursing Annual Report - Nursing Staff Recognition Awards
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UNCH 2020 Nursing Annual Report - Professional Accomplishments
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