Susann Winter, Corporate Communications, BG Klinikum Bergmannstrost Halle
Proud of what they achieved so far, Gabriela Grässer (Universitäts- und Rehabilitationskliniken Ulm), Max Röser (Kreiskliniken Reutlingen) and Ronny Czäczine (BG Klinikum Bergmannstrost Halle) returned from an exciting Learning Collaborative in Oslo. „B·IN Pflege has become a fixed agenda item at every international Magnet meeting. That´s unbelievable, we are really grateful“, Ronny says.
They get enormous national and international response. The initial union of BG Klinikum Bergmannstrost Halle, Deutsches Herzzentrum of Charité Berlin, Klinikum Bremerhaven, Kreisklinikum Reutlingen and Universitäts- und Rehabilitationskliniken Ulm has grown by four more that confirmed their participation by contract. Another nine hospitals are preparing to join. Among them are big names like Charité or University Hospitals Bonn and Regensburg, Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Klinikum Kassel, but also departments like neurosurgery at Klinikum rechts der Isar in Munich. „That is a big success and it shows us that we are on the right way“, Gabriela says.
By now also hospitals are interested in the possibility of benchmarking that do not even take part in Magnet4Europe. While this is another big step towards a comprehensive German data base, it brings new challenges, as Max explains: „As different as all hospitals are – we still have to make the data comparable. Who collects their data according to which criteria? We have to make sure that all data match – no matter if they come from a big university hospital or from just a single department.“
To start with, they chose data on decubitus and fall. In cooperation with BQS Institute, the first hospitals started to report data and to optimize their own ways to gain them. Preparations to collect data on multi-resistant pathogens have been started. It is important to B·IN Pflege to collect and compare valid data that meet scientific criteria. They hope to have set the basis until the end of 2024. Three working groups are exchanging ideas on possible ways to reach that goal. One of them is an open group always happy to welcome interested parties.
BQS Institute, one of the leading scientific players in German health care, has proven to be a competent partner that is accepted by ANCC.
The first B·IN Pflege conference will take place on 23 November 2023 in Reutlingen. Best practice examples and the further development of the initiative will be on the agenda. Before that date, B·IN Pflege is invited to introduce its work at Nursing Data Kongress in Switzerland and at Nursing Management Congress in Ulm, Germany.
Gabriela Grässer, Max Röser, Ronny Czäczine and all other initiators are looking forward to the challenges the further development of B·IN Pflege will bring. They highly welcome the competence that every new hospital is contributing to the initiative. Because above everything, the final aim is to show nursing quality based on transparent data and to improve it by learning from each other. Furthermore, making the nursing part of patient care more visible can be an important step on the way to further professionalization of nursing.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 848031.
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