ACU Commonwealth Case Study

ACU Commonwealth Case Study

An ACU commonwealth case study that outlines improvements in clinical, cost, and satisfaction outcomes as a result of implementing the Accountable Care Unit (ACU® care model). The Unit is a 35-bed medical unit in a public tertiary hospital.

The case study is particularly interesting as it highlights an example of some of the innovations we see Units creating to improve additional clinical issues. In this case, components added to the ACU standard daily processes resulted in improvements in nutritional screening and daily weights.

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MKV post-acute care SIBR team

Post-Acute Care SIBR rounds wins award

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1Unit has extended our expertise in high-quality patient centered care to the post acute setting with ‘post-acute care SIBR rounds’ (Pac SIBR)

2. Shared Mental Models: The Magical Power of Sharing Minds

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Shared Mental Models: The Magical Power of Sharing Minds “There’s a dichotomy in the way physicians think. They feel frustrated by all the things they shouldn’t be responsible for, yet can’t relinquish because they’re not surrounded by a team to…

4. Resilience: The Calming Power of Proactive Care

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Resilience: The Calming Power of Proactive Care How can hospital units organize themselves to outpace the tempo of deteriorating patient condition (or deteriorating patient experience)? The answer is resilience. What makes a hospital unit resilient is being able to stay…
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ACU care model is a disruptive innovation & radical transformation of care delivery

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Moving toward fully integrated, patient-centered care on inpatient hospital units requires radically transforming current unit and hospital structures and processes. One promising new care model, the Accountable Care Unit (ACU), offers alternative structures and processes. One process, Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds (SIBR) puts patients at the center of care, bringing the interprofessional care team to patients’ bedsides every day.

5. Cognitive Empathy: The Simple Power of Noticing People

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Cognitive Empathy: The Simple Power of Noticing People In the previous post we introduce the advanced teamwork concept of resilience. We applied it to a slope of clinical deterioration. Now let’s apply the same concept of resilience to another scenario…

SIBR Pocket Card

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SIBR Pocket Card Use this SIBR Pocket Card as a learning aid for the SIBR Communication Protocol and each team member’s typical inputs.

SIBR Pocket Card MOBILE

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SIBR Pocket Card Use this SIBR Pocket Card as a learning aid for the SIBR Communication Protocol and each team member’s typical inputs.

3. Reliability: The Simple Power of Checklists

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Reliability: The Simple Power of Checklists Reliability in healthcare refers to how often we deliver the right care to the right patient at the right time. We’re human. Hospitals are complex. And hospital units have never been designed specifically for…
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