The daily goals communication sheet: A simple and novel tool for improved communication and care

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Boston, USA.
Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety / Joint Commission Resources 11/2008; 34(10):608-13, 561.
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ABSTRACT This tool directs the health care team to discuss specific goals of care and best-practice safety measures daily for each patient and to ensure goal understanding and implementation.

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    • "Step 5 encourages teams to try tools we developed to improve communication and teamwork. The daily goals checklist is the most well recognized of these tools (Pronovost et al., 2003; Schwartz et al., 2008; Holzmueller et al., 2009) and goes beyond traditional nursing care plans or medical treatment plans. The checklist is a directive that emerged at the crossroads of improvement at Johns Hopkins Hospital. "
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