The Rothman Index for ICU Optimization

Solution

The Rothman Index for ICU Optimization

Reduce unplanned transfers and prioritize discharges

Leverage the Rothman Index to visualize patient acuity at the unit and hospital level to help ensure patients are placed at the appropriate level of care and resources are optimized. Improve ICU utilization and patient flow with enhanced understanding of patient acuity risk across all diseases and conditions.

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ICU Admissions Prevented

A workflow redesign with intervention protocols that leveraged the RI helped to prevent 53 ICU admissions associated with pulmonary and cardiac events at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Reduction in Unplanned ICU Transfers

43% reduction in unplanned transfers to the ICU resulting from a clinical initiative to improve quality and efficiency that included using the Rothman Index at Oconee Memorial Hospital.

The Rothman Index is prompting our nurses to be more inquisitive and proactive, and it helps us decide whether a patient should be in our unit or in a higher acuity area.

nnenna emelogu, msn, r.n.

Director of Nursing Neurology/Neurosurgery, Houston Methodist Hospital