Three tricks that made the HOUDINI protocol stick

Topics: Workforce, Nursing, Collaboration, Clinical Skills, Skill Development, Critical Thinking and Decision Making, Operations Skills, Quality and Service, Frontline Accountability, Strategic Alignment, Employee Engagement, Care Transformation, Performance Improvement, Management Tools, Process Improvement


October 29, 2013  |  Nursing Executive Center

First, Think Like a Marketer

While it's easy to identify the care nurses can deliver when following a protocol, it's harder to get them to change their practice. At BJC HealthCare, nurse leaders did three things to rally nurses around a urinary catheter removal protocol that reduced the number of catheter days on the unit by 18% in just one year.

Their first trick? Think like a marketer. By naming the protocol "HOUDINI"—an acronym in which each letter stands for a condition in which the foley stays in—the leaders at BJC made the protocol easy for nurses to remember.

Interested in their next two tricks? Watch the video to learn more.

Learn More

Check out our on-demand webconference and post-webconference Q&A to learn more about how BJC expanded nurse clinical decision making with the HOUDINI protocol.

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