To empower staff to provide exemplary preoperative and postoperative patient care using the professional governance model.
Improving patient outcomes and patient / family experience while in PTU and PACU
Enabling staff to own their professional practice
Aligning PTU / PACU goals with UCLA’s overall organizational goals
2013 UPC Summit Poster Presentation - Awarded 1st place
2014 UPC Summit Podium Presentation - Awarded 2nd place
We celebrate the following:
Employee of the Quarter - the staff vote in our “Woop! Woop!” box with a specific criteria every quarter
Staff Quarterly Birthdays
Perianesthesia Nurses Week
Recognition of Employees acquiring higher education
"Acknowledgement Board," which entails birthday corner, thoughts of the day, appreciation notes, and a "Shout Out" wall where staff's important life events are posted (e.g., engagements, weddings, pregnancies, retirements)
Fun activities for the unit, such as Easter egg hunting and wheel of fortune
Participation in twice-monthly staff meetings to provide unit updates.
An updated UPC board, that is Olympic inspired- KEEP CALM AND GO FOR THE GOLD- with a new communication tree line.
Fundraising event: "Great deals. Great cause."
Current Initiatives/Areas of Focus
2018 UPC Summit Poster Presentation: Newly Improved Discharge Bundle specific to PTU / PACU