Date of Award
College of Nursing
Marie VanderKooi DNP, MSN, RN-BC
Jennifer Standfest MSN, RN, NE-BC
Michelle Wonacott MSN, RN, CAPA
Barbara Hooper DNP, MSN, RN, CHSE, NE-BC
Aim: The aims of nurse server (supplies at bedside) standardization program evaluation were to: (1) examine supply costs; (2) identify staff efficiency; (3) evaluate patient safety; (4) identify staff satisfaction and acceptance.
Background: A healthcare facility in the Midwest implemented standardization of the nurse server. Standardization was done to improve patient safety and staff efficiency
Methods: The literature provided metrics for evaluating standardized nurse servers to determine the impact on patient safety. Specific measures used in this quality improvement project were: census data, costs analysis, supply room observations, semi-structured interviews, and data from the VOICE reporting system (system for adverse events) for concerns.
Results: There was a 40% decrease in VOICE files, indicating an improvement in patient safety and quality of care. The overall cost reduction that occurred was not significant, although the number of supplies in the nurse server decreased significantly. Staff feedback indicated increased efficiency and satisfaction.
Conclusions: The standardization of supplies in nurse servers shows positive effects on patient safety and quality of care, staff efficiency, and cost.
Implications for Nursing Management: Nurse leaders could achieve their aim of increasing patient safety and quality of care, increase nurses job satisfaction, provide more budget flexibility from cost savings.
Priebe, Megan L., "Evaluating the Impact of Nurse Server Standardization on Patient Safety" (2021). Doctoral Projects. 136.
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