Presentation on theme: "Respect and Information - Communicating using AIDET"— Presentation transcript:
1 Respect and Information - Communicating using AIDET You might have heard about the Excellence initiative. You might even think it’s something you want in your service.Excellence is not a program and not something we are “rolling out”. So what is it?It’s an evidence based approach to leadership that can help managers and leaders like all of you achieve the very best in your service.It’s something that can help you thoroughly implement important new approaches to health care, like the program Helen Byrnes spoke to us about yesterday : DETECTFor the next hour, you’ll hear a bit about Excellence and some of the leaders who are using it. I’d like you to listen with the view that Excellence is not something that stands alone, but an approach that can help you bring sanity to your life as a leader and manager and an approach that can be used to check that important things like DETECT and Fire Training are truly being implemented well in your service.
2 Did I say that? “Can’t; But; No; Policy” “The health service says….” “It’s not my job (problem)”“We’re short-staffed”“I can’t believe they kept you waiting so long”“No one told me you were here”“You’re/they’re not my patient”The first step is to understand that patients listen to all conversations, unfortunately staff often inadvertently put other staff and the organisation down by what they say.Ask the group to be honest and admit if they have heard any of these statements.When a staff member says: “I can’t believe they kept you waiting so long” – who is THEY?When a staff member says: “No one told me you were here” – who is NO ONE?The staff member wants to be the good guy, but puts down the other team.Ask them why do they think it is tolerated in their organisation.
3 We know what our patients/clients want from us…. RespectKnow they can trust usUnderstand how long this will takeUnderstand what is going onRespect again!
4 It is not rocket science, but………. Not sometimes,not usually, butALWAYS(and EVERYONE)
5 A I D E T Acknowledge Introduce Duration Explanation Thank You AIDET ~ Five Fundamentals of Consistent Communication to Patients & CarersAAcknowledgeSafety and respectIIntroduceDecrease anxietyDDurationIncrease cooperationEExplanationQualityTThank YouValue & respect
6 AIDET- Acknowledge Make eye contact with a smile - allows you to connect with patients and carers- shows that you care- acknowledge all people in a roomAddressing patients by name- assists in identifying patients and shows respect and courtesy.‘Good morning Mrs. Nesbitt …..’“You only get one chance to make a first impression”
7 AIDET - IntroduceIntroduce yourself and your role to the patient and/or carer on your first contact‘My name is ….. and I am your ….. I’ll be caring for you today.’Cite your relevant experience and expertisePatients may not know who you areUniforms are not identifiable amongst patientsThe ‘small town’ argument
8 Managing UpWe can ‘introduce’ other workers, other units within our service and other services within HNE“I am the RN on this afternoon but I am also working with Sally who is an Enrolled Nurse. She may also be in and out to help with your care”Managing Up about other services within HNE – (“If you haven’t got anything nice to say…..”)
10 AIDET - DurationPatients and carers feel less anxious if they are aware of the timing of what is happeningWhere possible, offer an expected timeframe, however ensure the timeframe is achievable and reasonable, over estimate, don’t underestimate‘We expect to have your test results by mid afternoon’ or ‘Tomorrow around am you will be having a …..’It is not the wait that gets people upset….. it’s not knowing ‘why’ or ‘how long’Includes ED waiting time prediction and long term duration for Community Health
11 AIDET - ExplanationInform the patient and/or carer in words they will understand. Explain whatthey should expect and what is the planned treatment or careThe Two Minute RuleEmpowers the patientSets realistic expectationsReduces patient anxietyIncreases compliance with treatment and plan (especially discharge)
12 Verification “Now, what questions do you have?” “Do you have any questions?”“You don’t have any questions do you?”
13 We need to get the ‘A’ and ‘I’ right to get a better outcome with the ‘D’ and ‘E’
14 AIDET - Thank youEnd the interaction respectfully with a closing comment‘Thank you for your time’‘Thank you for waiting patiently today’‘Good luck with everything’‘Take care’
15 “The purpose of the health system is caring for patients “The purpose of the health system is caring for patients. It is their health system, their facilities, staff and services. They too will respond with respect if that is their experience”(Commissioner Peter Garling, 2008)
16 Your own scripting Worksheet are available on the Excellence website AIDETMy ScriptAcknowledgeIntroduceDurationExplanationThank YouWorksheet are available on the Excellence website