A four-phase approach to installing and integrating Stryker technology.
The Stryker Implementation Program is a systematic approach to installing and integrating new Stryker technology in a unit or facility, one that takes into account the institution’s current policies and procedures, and benchmarks against evidence-based best practices. The program steps key stakeholders through the milestones and decision points needed to gain alignment that will help ensure a facility achieves optimal results from the successful implementation of new Stryker equipment.
The Stryker Implementation Program allows hospitals to proactively approach the integration of new technology and processes using a phased approach designed to:
- Engage a multidisciplinary team to ensure all stakeholders affected by the new technology are involved in the planning and installation process
- Educate and train staff on the safe and effective use of Stryker products in the context of evidence-based best practices and facility policies
- Establish mechanisms for ongoing competency to ensure best practices, including the use of Stryker technology, are being followed according to facility policies
- Decrease the learning curve associated with technology adoption
- Maximize return on investment of new Stryker equipment through improved outcomes and risk avoidance
Expected Outcomes and Results
A hospital bed is the center of all activity during a patient’s stay. The conversion and standardization of new bed and surface technology across a hospital and/or unit is a big event for any facility, but when caregivers follow evidence-based practices and take a proactive approach to the implementation process, the following results are achievable:
- Safety: lower incidence of hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) such as patient falls and pressure ulcers when the Stryker product is combined with proper clinical protocols
- Satisfaction: increase in patients’ perception of care
- Efficiency: increase in caregiver compliance, satisfaction and engagement
- Protection: improved financial results related to risk avoidance and non-reimbursable hospital acquired-conditions
The Four Phases
Stryker and facility stakeholders will gain an understanding of their roles and the activities that will take place to help ensure successful training and smooth product implementation. Stryker and facility stakeholders will discuss all hospital protocol(s) affected by the implementation of the new Stryker equipment, and will work together to modify/update these as appropriate to help ensure a seamless integration of the new technology.
A Stryker Representative(s) will provide comprehensive training for all new-technology users. The training will take place at specific, predetermined times with registration and attendance documentation to help ensure optimal knowledge retention.
Stryker and facility stakeholders will prepare for the day(s) in which the new equipment will be delivered. A successful delivery includes minimal disruption as the new equipment arrives, patients are transferred and the old products are removed from use.
Stryker and facility stakeholders will review the implementation process to evaluate whether expectations were met, and determine if additional training is necessary. Both parties will discuss plans for ongoing support, to include such activities as competency and compliance monitoring to help ensure the new technology is understood and is being optimally utilized.