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Rolling with first PDSA @ St. Christopher’s March 30, 2006

Posted by tking in General.

We are up and rolling with first PDSA  cycle on AIM to decrease assessment no shows for our Evening O/P Clinic.

March must be blessed because there has been no madness.  No show rate has been 0% against a baseline of 40%.  First PDSA has been successful so will continue through next cycle.


SRS…anyone? March 30, 2006

Posted by ssmid in General.

Moved from comment on another post.

I am totally overwhelmed as it seems that all of the momentum and direction of my “project” has TOTALLY changed. I think that the change is a good one but…In speakign with my ES, AND as a result of some challenges experienced, I am changing my first change cycle 100%. Has anyone ever or presently working with a Session Rating Scale, SRS ( a la Scott Miller)? I am curious as I am going to implement the use of this scale to encourage continuation through increased investment/empowerment of clients through provision of feedback on the effectiveness of the sessions…I hope! Any thoughts or experience with SRS? Tips for implementation?…HELP!!

New Change Cycle – Internal Adolescent Referrals March 30, 2006

Posted by rredmond in General.

We've been struggling getting people into our adolsecent Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program (CD IOP) which is remarkable because we have scores of young adults in our CD IOP program.  We've realized that we're not getting referrals from our own adolescent inpatient programs.  The process change we're making (in week #1 currently) is to add 6 substance abuse-related questions and one discharge planning question to the adolescent inpatient psychosocial assessment form.  We're testing to see if this raises awareness and referrals.  If anyone is doing a project that is even remotely similar, I'd appreciate exchanging ideas.  Thanks, Rick (Acadia Hospital, Bangor, Maine)

p.s.  Any of you University Wisconsin folks reading this – University of Maine is looking forward to defeating you next week in the college hockey Frozen Four!

looking for ideas March 29, 2006

Posted by tvarner in General.

I am just writing to let everyone know that I think that the biggest challenge that I have had since returning is finding the time to LEAD the team.  I have met with my Executive Officer two times and set one meeting…. where we talked about the frustrations that many have had – and to clarify the aim.. NOW we will start to move forward.. Any ideas to motivate people to want to work on my team when there are other teams that are already in process???

Force Field Analysis March 28, 2006

Posted by dmoore in General.

In the Tuesday Change Leader Call, I had brought up the fact that although we had great success with getting our first PDSA rolling, I was concerned that the next several "necessary" (much needed actually) changes would be hard for the team to address as these changes would mean more, or at least different, work for some of the people on that team.  Eldon suggested using a force field analysis to encourage the team to be the ones bringing up the barriers and possible (not so pleasant) "solutions/changes."  I wanted to report that this tactic worked very well and ended up spawning the next PDSA which is a walk-in slot.  We have many more changes to make, but that session seemed to produce some great ideas.

Question March 28, 2006

Posted by kaichner in General.

We have completed our first change cycle for the AIM of increasing admissions (we went from 17 to 23 completed assessments in 5 days).  We are now in our second change cycle.  Should I be putting this on the NIATx website as well? It is in our OP level of care.

 Kim Aichner

First Posting March 28, 2006

Posted by kaichner in Change Teams.

Hello All.  Happy Blogging.  How are change leaders doing getting their change teams together?

general March 28, 2006

Posted by Dave Mehta in General.

Hi everyone. hope evryone is doing great with their projects. We have started putting real good efforts now on our "Increasing Continuation" project. This friday will be our first RCA(Root Cause Analysis) meetingas we were getting the team members together and researching different ways to perform RCA. Any input from others in ways of conducting RCA???

SWFAS Youth Outpatient March 28, 2006

Posted by cblount in PDSA.

Our first PDSA cycle appears to be successful and we are beginning our second change cycle this week to continue trying to decrease our no show rate for assessments.  We are excited! 

Adolescent change team & excitement March 27, 2006

Posted by ckeebaugh in General.

We are having a great time with the new change we are trying to implement. We have had a couple of meetings and decided on the first rapid cycle change but now we have to get all our ducks in a row to begin. I think the team is excited about the changes and the possibilities. I am. I hope this gets to the blog page. ckeebaugh