"day in the life" prepares for patient move
making sure that the transition to transform care is just right
Dayton Children’s holds a “Day in the Life” scenario to prepare for moving patients into the new tower which just opened last month. This mock move helps identify issues and potential problem areas before patients move on July 16, 2017.
Led by HTS, a national transition planning service, nearly 100 employees simulate moving patients into the new tower during several day-long drills. Staff practice not only the move, but scenarios that could occur, such as system failures or code alerts. They test various workflows, documenting issues to resolve before patients move.
Transition planning is critical to ensure a seamless and stress-free move for patients and families and ensure staff and the facilities are ready to provide the quality care and service that families expect from Dayton Children’s. It involves assessing, planning, organizing, managing and evaluating hundreds of tasks that must be completed to ensure a safe and successful move.
On July 16, 2017, patients from hematology/oncology, the newborn intensive care unit (NICU), the pediatric intensive care (PICU) and the transitional care unit will transfer from the former spaces to their new floors inside the patient tower. Patients on the upper two floors will move this fall.