CullmanBPpicjpgEvery winning football team knows you take the field with your plays already in mind, but it’s in the huddles that game changing plays are developed to accommodate the changes on the field.

Huddles are brief, concise and can happen at any moment.

Health care isn’t a game, but minutes tick off the clock just the same.

Each nursing home resident’s health situation depends on the team of caregivers’ ability to come together quickly, assess the situation concisely and prevent fumbles.

Cullman Health & Rehab Center is using a “Daily Shift Huddle” to make the right call to help nursing home residents achieve a winning health care outcome.

Using Interact’s “Stop and Watch” form, employees are able to identify subtle changes in a resident’s health status or behavior. Staff members in each care unit “huddle” for a few minutes to discuss the resident and then adjusts that individual’s health care plan. These “huddles” prevent minor changes from becoming major problems because items are quickly identified and addressed.

“Daily Shift Huddle” has been selected as one of Alabama’s Best Practices. Click here for detailed information on how to implement Cullman Health & Rehab Center’s Daily Shift Huddle best practice at your nursing home.

Visit this page for more information about Alabama’s Best Practices.

Editor’s Note: This is the second of eight articles highlighting nursing homes that will present at Alabama’s Best Practices on August 28. Eight skilled nursing centers were selected from the 24 submissions to present their best practice on stage before hundreds of nursing home employees from across Alabama.

About Cullman Health & Rehab Center:

Cullman Health & Rehab Center is a 95-bed skilled nursing facility offering speech, physical and occupational therapy along with long term care. Elizabeth Hayes in the Administrator and Brenda Hightower is the Director of Nursing. The facility is located in Cullman, AL.