Resource Type: Webinars

Wheeling to Efficiency with Hub & Spoke

Wheeling to Efficiency with Hub & Spoke

Hear how health systems use centralized monitoring stations and enterprise software to save money, simplify hiring and training, and save lives.

Presented by Loyola University Medical Center, Trinity Health of New England

Virtual Classroom Series Session 1: The Role of the Virtual Nurse

Join AvaSure Chief Clinical Officer, Lisbeth Votruba, MSN, RN, as we kick off a six-part classroom series: Virtual Nursing 101. Lisbeth had a special guest Terri Hinkley, CEO of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses on this first webinar to discuss the important role of the virtual nurse and the creation of the MSNCB Role Certification. The two task force members of the certification dived into key competencies to look for when hiring a virtual nurse and how to recruit for this role without taking away from bedside staff or further exacerbating staffing challenges.

Virtual Nursing 101: A Look at the Basics

Revolutionizing the TeleNurse™ Solution

Introducing the Nurse Elevated Care Model from AvaSure

An augmented care environment where a virtual team provides support – offloading documentation burden, providing a second set of eyes on complex patients and helping to close growing experience/complexity gap in nursing – to the bedside team. This model of care helps health systems reduce labor costs while liberating their bedside nurses to provide elevated, hands-on patient care.

52% of nurses are considering leaving the bedside, at a time where there are 1.1M+ vacancies. Hospital leadership knows they need a change, 83% are considering virtual nursing as a solution but don’t know where to start.

We call this the Nurse Elevated Care Model because it does just that – elevates your nursing team for optimal care.

Learn how AvaSure customers have used the Nurse Elevated Care Model to achieve results

Improve Patient Engagement Scores

Improve Patient Engagement Scores

Sarah Brown MSN, RN, CMPE, NEA-BC at UnityPoint Health, discusses the challenges her nursing staff faced during the pandemic and how this caused massive burnout throughout their system. Quality of care was being compromised, so leadership agreed to make innovative changes and identified the use of AvaSure TeleNurse™ solutions as a potential solve. Sarah noted, “Virtual Nursing in the med-surg area immediately helped our nurses at bedside and has grown astronomically quickly.”

Early results of TeleNurse™ Programs:

  • Increases in HCAHPS: 7.6% increase in patient understanding of purpose of taking medication, 2.04% increase in top box score for transition of care
  • Discharges completed by the virtual nurse currently have lower rates of readmission – this is an early trend; they’re waiting to see more results over time to consider it correlated

AvaSure: Drive Performance Improvement with ORNA®

AvaSure: Drive Performance Improvement with ORNA®

ORNA® (Online Reporting of Nursing Analytics) helps healthcare leaders make informative decisions about their organization and patients. Learn how the AvaSure database drives performance improvement and can help predict and prevent adverse events in a national way.

Learn how 1 million patients represent nearly 70 million monitoring hours in the ORNA® database. During those hours, more than 7 million adverse events were prevented.

For more information about ORNA® and how you may be able to better utilize data within your TeleSitting® program, please reach out to ORNA@avasure.com.

Success Stories – How to Retain and Recruit Virtual Safety Attendants

Discover the latest tips and tricks on how to recruit and retain virtual safety attendants. Our panel of experts, Tiffany Villamin at VA North Texas, Lori Colineri at Hackensack Meridian Health, and Lisbeth Votruba at AvaSure share their insights and answer questions in this video on the best ways to deal with high turnover rates among monitor staff.

Virtual Nursing – It’s a Thing, But Where to Start?

A few years ago, it was estimated that by 2030 the U.S. would experience a shortfall of more than half a million nurses, with a huge loss in quality and availability of care.

The pandemic sped up the timeline.

The greatest concern was the potential loss of specialized expertise; two-thirds of 6,000 critical care nurses surveyed in August 2021 said they were considering leaving the field from burnout.

Solutions have been hard to find, but Houston’s Memorial Hermann Health System has tried something new:

  • As the COVID-19 delta variant spread, critical care nurses were detailed to an existing central video monitoring facility. There, these “virtual nurses” can care for COVID-19 patients across the system, supporting less experienced bedside nurses and improving patient quality and safety.

Key learning objectives of this on-demand webinar:

  • Discover the basics of virtual care, including the technology and the art of video and audio interactions with patients and bedside staff
  • Learn about policies and workflows Memorial Hermann established for virtual nursing
  • Find out how virtual nurses can make the highest use of specialized care resources

Presenters:

  • Scott Shaver, MSN, LP, RN, CPHIMS, Director of Hospital Information Systems, Memorial Hermann
  • Mary Ellen Carrillo, MSN, MBA, RN, CVRN, FABC, Chief Nursing Officer, Vice President of Nursing, Memorial Hermann
  • Jennifer McGuire, Manager, Staffing, Memorial Hermann
  • Lisbeth Votruba, MSN, RN, Chief Clinical Innovation Officer, AvaSure

Disrupting the Nursing Shortage: Meet the “Virtual Nurse”

A few years ago, it was estimated that by 2030 the U.S. would experience a shortfall of more than half a million nurses, with a huge loss in quality and availability of care.

The pandemic sped up the timeline.

The greatest concern was the potential loss of specialized expertise; two-thirds of 6,000 critical care nurses surveyed in August 2021 said they were considering leaving the field from burnout.

Solutions have been hard to find, but Houston’s Memorial Hermann Health System has tried something new:

  • As the COVID-19 delta variant spread, critical care nurses were detailed to an existing central video monitoring facility. There, these “virtual nurses” can care for COVID-19 patients across the system, supporting less experienced bedside nurses and improving patient quality and safety.

Key learning objectives of this on-demand webinar:

  • Discover the basics of virtual care, including the technology and the art of video and audio interactions with patients and bedside staff
  • Learn about policies and workflows Memorial Hermann established for virtual nursing
  • Find out how virtual nurses can make the highest use of specialized care resources

Presenters:

  • Scott Shaver, MSN, LP, RN, CPHIMS, Director of Hospital Information Systems, Memorial Hermann
  • Mary Ellen Carrillo, MSN, MBA, RN, CVRN, FABC, Chief Nursing Officer, Vice President of Nursing, Memorial Hermann
  • Jennifer McGuire, Manager, Staffing, Memorial Hermann
  • Lisbeth Votruba, MSN, RN, Chief Clinical Innovation Officer, AvaSure