We are TRYING to implement the one staff program into our hospital. It is a nightmare. Firstly, I feel we have been poorly trained, but this is not the only problem I see. We are expecting each unit to be responsible for making sure the information is correct in one staff, each shift. We are also having problems matching the figures to our old paper system. We are kinda in a rush to get this right b/c JCAHO comes this year and we need to have a full grasp on it by then. Currently, we have ONE..yes, one person responsible for monitoring this system for the whole hospital (1500+ nurses). So, the duty of making sure info is correct is left to the individual charge nurses. We are having major problems when staff is pulled or last minute changes are made in schedules. There is only one other hospital in our area using this and they actually have a staff of several people dedicated to this alone. However, they employ about five times the number of nurses we employ. Is there anyone out there that has gone through this whole process and can enlighten me or give any tips??
Thanks in advance!
May 7, '03
Good luck. It sounds interesting. Dispassionate, inflexible.