This week’s STEEEP Huddle topic – V is for Volume—submitted by Bridget Freyer, Director of Nursing, BMRH, and Maria Deeney, Nursing Supervisor, BMRH, notes that research has shown that reduced exposure to noise levels in a “timely” fashion improves patient healing as well as affects employees’ job performance. Seeing the “V” sign is signal to lower your voice and consider if the conversation is appropriate in that location.
The STEEEP Huddle template is a guide to conduct unit-based Huddles or during departmental staff meetings. The STEEEP Huddle topics are posted on the Performance Excellence 2020 site at landing.mainlinehealth.org/PE2020. Although all physicians may not have the opportunity to participate in the STEEEP Huddles, the topics are being included in MLH Clinician weekly to help share the information across MLH. (For more background on STEEEP Huddles, see https://blog.mainlinehealth.org/mlh-clinician/2017/05/12/steeep-huddles-launch-to-support-performance-excellence-2020/.)