Getting the Info Out

  1. I work at a hospital that is currently implementing many changes. We are continuously bombarded with new protocols, procedures, and policies.... My question to readers is... How can important information be disseminated in an interesting and attention catching manner? Many of my co-workers are overwhelmed by the fliers in their mailboxes and too many posts/bulletins on the walls to read much less remember them all!

    What has worked in your facility? What creative suggestions come to mind? I am open to all replies... thank you!
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  3. by   cardiac.cure03
    We do the fliers in mailbox and bullitens as well. We also make big posterboards for certain things. Like, there's this one for a swan setup that has the real lines and things taped on the board with directions and info. It helped me bunches.

    And then the fancy short staff meetings we have regularly. Once in awhile, we just have those 10 min or so meetings going over the newest things, policies, and such. That's not such an "attractive" method of presenting things, but it's what we do there. I seem to retain most of it.
  4. by   bethin
    We have 10 -15 minute meetings that are held throughout the day for a few days. The shortness of the meetings allow nurses who are on the floor to come down. They are offered at end of shift so those coming off night shift have an oppurtunity to come. The meetings might last for 2 days on the same subject and then the next meetings are on something else. Handouts are given summarizing the meeting. We also use posters that are set up in the med room.
  5. by   oramar
    The implementation of new policys and proceedures can be overwhelming if the volumn exceeds sensible levels. I give you credit for recognizing that too many to fast can be a problem. Most people just write post complaining that the nurses are not open to new things. There is a limit to how many new things a human being can incorporate into their present routine before they start to lose there ability to cope.