As Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s two current NICU units prepare to move to the Hunt Tower, final preparations are in the works as the staff gets ready to care for patients in their new unit. On Thursday, July 26, NICU staff engaged in interdisciplinary simulations of typical patient care scenarios in an event HTS aptly calls Day in the Life. These dress rehearsals help identify opportunities to improve workflow and encourage the team to resolve facility-related issues before actual patients are cared for in the new location. Focusing on care for babies born prematurely or with other special needs, the HTS project team of Jeff Agner and Brandon Sanchez with HTS Subject Matter Experts Gus Figueroa and Felicia Harris facilitated scenarios that were closely developed with the Torrance Memorial NICU staff. These scenarios included a Code Red with a multi-patient evacuation drill as well as an Infant Abduction response exercise. Immediately following the scenario enactments, the team ensured that issues were reviewed and assigned to the appropriate responsible parties for completion in anticipation of Patient Move Day on August 23.

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