Family physician and hospitalist, Saskatoon
Project: Appropriate use of telemetry in a medical inpatient unit
Dr. Chui looked at improving the telemetry order admissions set to decrease unnecessary use of this expensive technology for his CQIP project. This process was created collaboratively and was implemented and structured into interdisciplinary bedside rounds. While there didn’t seem to be a change in the compliance of the order set, initial results suggested a 12% decrease in the average telemetry duration for patients.