Checklists became prominent in healthcare after the release of the book, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Healthcare System that was released by the Institute of Medicine in 2000. The book emphasized the importance of using checklists to ensure that all important aspects of certain patient care activities are completed in a specific sequence to produce the best results. This proven best practice is used by the HTS, Inc. Transition Planning team to guarantee all parts of the Transition Planning process are completed on time, within budget, all while using the appropriate resources to complete the right job at the right time.
Transition Planning checklists are used to conduct the first project assessment, to determine the transition planning budget, build suitable planning committees, create an orientation and training plan and schedule, to plan the integrated fit-up sequence, and to plan the move. These checklists are customized to meet the unique needs of each facility, all while keeping the integrity of the transition planning process intact. As seen in healthcare and in other specialized fields where mistakes and errors must be minimized, best practice checklists are a necessary part of the HTS, Inc. Transition Planning process that each member of our team embrace.
Below is an example of a checklist used during the transition planning process. This Patient Move Checklist is used to ensure appropriate hand-off occurs for each patient when transferring a patient to the new facility.
– Lynn Aguilera, RN, MSNEd, Director of Transition Planning, HTS, Inc. Do you have any questions about how to stay organized during your patient move? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.