I'm the Unit Champion on our med/surg floor. As the designated "cheerleader" I'm looking for ideas to encourage better participation in our daily 'huddles'. I'm also supposed to help my co-workers understand the gallup poll questions that come 'round every spring and am putting together a bulletin board about that. Hope to exchange ideas with other unit champions.
We aspire to be a magnet hospital so therefore group huddles are to be done daily. If you miss the daily huddle then you're supposed to read-and sign- the huddle sheet that you missed. We receive a weekly batch of huddle sheets that include "thought for the day"; kudos to people who have demonstrated world class care; notes on gallup questions; etc. We can personalize our departmental huddles. One group in our hospital does a daily prayer; another group goes around their huddle circle affirming each other. On my floor, I try to do the huddle at the change of shift so to include both oncoming and offgoing staff. The thing is, we are all focused on getting report and hitting the floor before transport comes to take patients to the OR -or whatever the pace of that particular day might bring. A few times on particularly stressful days a few of us break out into what we call "the huddle dance". I've grabbed the Huddle Book and read the huddle during this stress relieving moment in which we are enjoying THE moment.. . and it works for us.
Hope to hear more from you.
I realize what an important role the daily huddle plays and just want to fire up my peers.
Last edit by sediaz on Sep 5, '11
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