Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (May 25, 2012)---Amy Osterman, RN, a surgical nurse at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, has been selected as a recipient of a Botsford Hospital 2012 Safety Excellence Award. The award recognizes employees' contributions to the hospital's safety initiatives. Safety is a pillar on which Botsford has built its clinical care.
Osterman, a resident of Chesterfield, was recognized for improving safety for pediatric patients. While working in the Postoperative Recovery Unit, she observed that there were no specific admission and discharge processes to pair young pediatric patients with their parents or legal guardians. A child received an armband upon admission; however, the parent did not. Osterman developed an admission process that gives matching ID bands to both a pediatric patient and his or her parent or legal guardian. At discharge, the nurse compares the two armbands and releases the child to the proper adult.
She not only identified the potential risk of not having a clear process, but also took the initiative to develop the process. Osterman collaborated with coworkers and management to create and implement this solution.
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