Laguna Honda Hospital Resident

Laguna Honda Hospital Resident

Sunday, October 7, 2007

IDT and YOU -


IDT and YOU -
http://www.mediafire.com/?mlbof7gu5hg

---Every Resident has different NEEDS and PREFERENCES. It is very rare if we find any two who have the exact N’s and P’s, someone else may have.
---Every Resident has an Interdisciplinary Team or IDT, to help with the management of his care. The IDT team is made up of your doctor, the nurse manager, the charge nurse, your dietician, your activities therapist, your social worker and whoever else may be a part of your aid team. It is also made up of YOU.
---The IDT will help the Resident to identify the N’s and P’s, that best suit his care. And that both sides have come to a happy agreement. Once we have identified the Residents N’s and P’s, we then convey the N’s and P’s to his CNA of the day.
---We remember that the best CNA-Resident relationship, is one that works. The relationship seems to work best when the N’s and P’s of the Resident are provided for him/her by a CNA who is Willing and Able to carry them out.


When the Ground Rules are straight, then we should have a more natural and healthier communication for all parties concerned.
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Hospital-Wide Mindset - Where ALL Hospital Workers Are Caregivers.
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Resident-Centered Care Conference -
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(The Second Article Was Written About 18 months, After The IDT and YOU)
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---This is the new name chosen for the IDT. It spells out what it intends, from the beginning. It is easier to understand, right out of the gate.
---There was a committee formed that had as its intention, to ''continually improve communication,'' at the Hospital. There was a poster developed that put the results and conclusions we came to, in the meetings, into an easy to read version that will be prominently displayed throughout the Hospital.
---There is a real effort to put residents first, and not just give the idea, ''lip-service.'' In my own opinion, I hope that a Care Team Member checks in with each resident, at least once a week, just to see how he/she is doing and if anything new is going on. To me this will keep things current and fresh and forge more of a bond between the Resident and his Care Team.
---In my case, I like the fact that a member of my care team came into my own space and we talked for a bit. This person would see me in the hallway and ask how I'm doing, but I noticed it didn't seem to have the same effect that an actual ''visit and short chat,'' did. It was nice that she made some time for me. We talked of things outside of here, and, it seemed the beginning of a ''better'' relationship. There are efforts made to bridge the gap existing, sometimes, between staff and resident. To do this, we need the cooperation of EVERYONE, here. Take Care.

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