Share Your Use Of Nightingale Notes and Win!

Share Your Use Of Nightingale Notes and Win!2015-10-08T13:08:32-05:00

Winner Chosen for the Champ Software Three Month Contest

We would like to congratulate Richland County Health Department in North Dakota with their winning entry for the Three Month Champ Contest. They shared their use of Nightingale Notes related to improving the vaccination rate for the PCV 13 vaccine for foot care clients 65 years and older.  It was so great to see the amount of collaboration and thought that went into each project.  We want to thank all those that participated for their time and great work!

Winning Entry from Richland County Health Department
Entry from Delaware General Health District

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A Winner has been Chosen for the Champ Software One Month Contest

We would like to congratulate Delaware General Health District in Ohio with their winning entry for the One Month Champ Contest. They shared their use of Nightingale Notes related to their Newborn Home Visiting Program.  We want to thank all those that participated.  While only one winner was chosen all of the entries were winners in the work and collaboration that took place in your projects!  We want to remind everyone to continue on with their projects as our three month contest continues.

View Winning Entry from Delaware General Health District
View Entry from Richland County Health Department

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Champ is sponsoring two contests for our users. We want to see how you are using Nightingale Notes to track an area of focus in your community. One contest will be for a month long project and the second will be for a 3 month project. Here are the details:

Participants & Projects

Participant: Valley Foundation School of Nursing at SJSU

Goals and Focus Areas

Improving the health status of Hispanic elders related to management of hypertension and medications at a community center located in an urban area is the focus of this project.  Blood pressures were monitored in a group of seniors at 1 senior center in an urban area of California over 3 months.  We are requesting to participate in the 1 month activity and incorporate the data collected into Nightingale Notes to initiate using the Omaha System and Nightingale Notes to document outcomes at a population level for our Nurse Managed Centers. We currently have grouped data so we are limited in being able to identify individual outcomes related to Knowledge, Behavior, and Status, and therefore, selecting the 1 month activity seems best.

Goals:

  • Increase the knowledge level of the selected population regarding self-management of blood pressure
  • Identify client challenges in medication management
  • Evaluate changes in client status based on consistency of blood pressure readings

Omaha System Problems to be addressed:

  1. Physical domain: Circulation
  2. Health Related Behaviors:  Medication Regimen

Interventions (Omaha System)

  1. Teaching, guidance and counseling:  provide information and materials to encourage knowledgeable self- care  (addresses both circulation and medication regimen)
  2. Surveillance: monitor physical signs and symptoms

This will be our first step in using the Nightingale Notes to document the case management accomplished by the students in collaboration with the community agencies with which we work.  Our Nurse Managed Centers provide health education and health monitoring services at several agencies throughout the county.  Initiating the Nightingale Notes documentation system with this 1 group will provide us a template to increase our ability to document interventions and outcomes on a population basis.

Participant: Richland County North Dakota Health Department

Goals and Focus Areas

  • Improving the rates of vaccinations for clients 65 years of age and older for the Prevnar 13 vaccine.
  • Foot Care clients 65 years of age and older will be  assessed, educated and vaccinated with Prevnar 13.
  • We will assess all foot care clients by reviewing their immunization records prior to appointment.
  • If client is eligible for the Prevnar 13, we will educate and promote the vaccine to the client.
  • If clients agrees, Prevnar 13 will be administered.
  • Pathway will be developed and used for these clients with two/three interventions from two/three categories.  KBS will be completed on all clients in the project.
  • Data will be compiled and report run after one month of data.  After 3 months data, reports will be run and graph provided with result of the project.

Participant: Delaware General Health District, Ohio

Goals and Focus Areas

Our area of focus will be the same for both projects, our Newborn Home Visiting Program; we will start with the one month project and build on that for the three month project.

Below is a description of our proposed project(s).

Area of focus: post-partum newborn home visits (PPNBHV) for Delaware General Health District residents. The community goals for this program are:

  • Improve home environment safety for infants and mothers.
  • Identify maternal and infant health issues needing medical attention (e.g. feeding issues, maternal infections, and post-partum depression).
  • Identify risk factors needing additional community resources for support of an optimal outcome for the mother and infant.
  • Provide essential health education and anticipatory guidance on infant safe sleep environment, nutrition, safety, growth and development, and routine preventive medical care including immunizations.
  • Prevent obesity for mother and child through education on the benefits of breastfeeding and healthy eating for mom.
  • Capture data to support the need for PPNBHV as a  best practice for potential community program funders

One Month Project: Area of Focus:  Newborn Home Visiting Program

Omaha System Problem:

Environmental/Residence-Living Area: Safe Sleep environment of Infant

  • KBS on Surveillance; Teaching, Guidance & Counseling at minimum

Three Month Project:  Newborn Home Visiting Program

Omaha System Problems (at minimum):

Environmental/Residence-Living Area: Safe Sleep environment of Infant

  • KBS on Surveillance; Teaching, Guidance & Counseling at minimum

Physiological/Postpartum: Depression Screening

  • KBS on Surveillance; Teaching, Guidance & Counseling at minimum

Participant: Siouxland District Health Department, Iowa

Goals and Focus Areas

 

Assessing and improving family goal attainment tracking based on level advancement in the Healthy Families America (HFA) model /HOPES Program based on documentation in the HOPES pathway that uses Omaha System as a basis.

The project will assess whether clients are able to achieve their goals and thus advance to the next level of care.

The focus area is Surveillance of Other and which level the client is assessed over. The length of time that families are at each level will be assessed as part of the outcomes data for this project.