Post-Acute Care SIBR® Rounds
1Unit has extended our expertise in high-quality patient centered care to post-acute settings (PAC). Once again, we’re seeing significant opportunities for improvement in patient care. Innovations in quality improvement, teamwork and patient-centered care are often not designed for PAC settings. In fact, we think post-acute care is an often forgotten and neglected clinical space. Yet, PAC settings play a critical role in providing a level of care to patients that most hospitals just don’t have the capacity to meet.
As a result, we are now helping PAC facilities to implement the Accountable Care Unit® care model and Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds (SIBR® rounds). We’ve taken the time to optimize and field test our structured care processes for use in PAC settings, e.g. post-acute care SIBR (PAC SIBR). And we’re seeing great successes.
Acute hospitals frequently struggle with ‘patient flow’ issues and admitting capacity. But high-functioning PAC settings play a vital part in the flow of patients out of hospital and back to the community. In-hospital beds open up more quickly when you efficiently create a destination for lower acuity patients beyond the hospital. In addition, you can admit patients from the emergency department more efficiently once you’ve opened up in-hospital beds.
In 2017, one PAC setting we have been working with, Maple Knoll Village (Cincinnati, Ohio), to implement the ACU care model and post-acute care SIBR rounds was awarded an ‘Excellence in Service’ award. We’re very proud of the work done and the improvements made by the team.