Safety Attendant

Implementation of AvaSure and decision making regarding sitter use

AvaSys is a remote patient observation system that enables audio and visual monitoring of patients at risk for falls. It is the first line of defense for patients at risk, allowing staff to immediately and directly intervene when a patient is at risk of self-harm. The technology is deployed as a portable, wireless unit.

Project manager: :

Elizabeth Sin, MS, BSN, CCRN, Unit Director, Centralized Telemetry/Vascular Access Team

Participants:

  • Florlina Agudelo, BSN, RN, BMTCN, Unit Director, Adult Hematology, Oncology and BMT
  • Julie Anderson, RN, Clinical Nurse, Adult Hematology, Oncology and BMT
  • Brett Austin, RN, Unit Director, Nursing Hospital Supervisors
  • Karri Ballard, RN, Assistant Patient Care Manager, Adult Hematology, Oncology and BMT
  • Lindsay Bolt, MS, RN, CMSRN, Clinical Nurse Educator, Adult Acute and Transitional Care
  • Irish Criseno, BSN, RN, Unit Director, Central Resource Group
  • Amy Dunne, MS, RN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN, Adult Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Kiran Gupta, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Craig Johnson, MSN, RN-BC, FNP, Clinical Nurse Informaticist
  • Sudha Lama, BSN, RN, Clinical Nurse, 8L Neurosciences Acute Care
  • Melissa Lee, MS, RN, CNS, Adult Acute and Transitional Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Michelle Macal, MS, RN, CNS, Adult Acute and Transitional Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Carrie Meer, MS, RN, CNS, CPHQ, Interim Director, Nursing Performance Improvement
  • Jennifer Miranda, MSN, MBA, RN, Unit Director, 15L Acute Medicine
  • Mary Moore, MS, RN, CPHQ, Performance Improvement Nurse
  • Annette Neill, BSN, RN, SCRN, Assistant Patient Care Manager, 8L Neurosciences Acute Care
  • Andrea Plati MSN, RN, OCN, Unit Director, Adult Hematology, Oncology and BMT
  • Mary Reid, BSN, RN, NE-BC, Unit Director, 6L Adult Neurological Transitional Care and 8L Neurosciences Acute Care
  • Stephanie Rogers, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics
  • Krystle Rowlands, RN, Clinical Nurse, 8L Neurosciences Acute Care
  • Katie Segev, MS, RN, OCN, Assistant Patient Care Manager, Adult Hematology, Oncology and BMT
  • Marjorie Smallwood, MPH, Manager, Workplace Violence Prevention Program
  • Julie Vavuris, BSN, CCRN, Assistant Unit Director, Central Resource Group