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Table 2 Description of RTC units, including their pre-RTC context

From: One size does not fit all: a qualitative content analysis of the importance of existing quality improvement capacity in the implementation of Releasing Time to Care: the Productive Ward™ in Saskatchewan, Canada

Unit Started RTC RTC modules completed at time of interviews (April - June 2012)
(# of foundations modules a + # of process modules)
Number of staff interviewed [position] Pre-RTC context b
(as categorized by the organizing for quality framework [ [19]] )
A Wave 2 - January 2011 5 (3 + 2) 7 +/− Political
+ Cultural
Rural, Regional Hospital [Shift handover, Meals] [RTC Project Lead, Unit Manager, RTC Unit Lead, Unit Clerk, Three Staff Nurses] + Emotional
+ Educational
B Wave 1 - September 2010 11 (3 + 8) 5 + Structural
+ Political
Urban, Provincial Hospital [Meds; Shift Handover; Admission/ Discharge; Patient Observation; Meals; Patient Hygiene; Ward Rounds; Nursing Procedures/ Therapeutic interventions] [Unit Manager/RTC Unit Lead, RTC co-Leads (2), Two Staff Nurses] + Cultural
+ Educational
+ Emotional
- Physical and Technical
C Wave 3 - September 2011 3 (3 + 0) 5 - Physical and Technical
- Emotional
Urban, Provincial Hospital [Unit Manager/RTC Unit Lead, Four Staff Nurses] + Political
+/− Structural
+ Educational
D Wave 2 - January 2011 9 (3 + 6) 6 - Physical and Technical
- Emotional
Urban, Provincial Hospital [Meds; Shift Handover; Admission/Discharge; Meals; Patient Hygiene; Nursing Procedures] [Unit Manager, RTC Unit Lead, Four Staff Nurses] +/− Structural
+/− Cultural
E Wave 2 - January 2011 5 (3 + 2) 6 - Structural
- Political
Urban, Provincial Hospital [Shift Handover; Patient Hygiene] [Unit Manager, RTC Unit Lead, Four Staff Nurses] - Physical and Technical
+/− Cultural
- Emotional
F Wave 1 - September 2010 3 4 - Physical and Technical
- Structural
Rural, Community Hospital (2[Well Organized Ward, Knowing How Were Doing] + 1[Shift Handover]) [RTC Unit Lead, Three Staff Nurses] +/− Cultural
G Wave 1 - September 2010 5 (3 + 2) 7 - Structural
- Political
Rural, Regional Hospital [Admission/Discharge; Shift Handover] [RTC Project Lead, Unit Manager, Unit Coordinator, Special Care Aid, Three Staff Nurses] - Cultural
H Wave 1 - September 2010 7 (3 + 4) 6 - Cultural
- Structural
Rural, Community Hospital   [Meds; Admission/Discharge; Shift Handover; Meals] [Unit Manager/RTC Project Lead, RTC Co-Leads (2), Three Staff Nurses] - Physical and Technical
+/− Emotional
  1. aThere are three foundational modules: Well Organized Ward (WOW), Patient Status at a Glance (PSAG), and Knowing How You’re Doing (KHYD). If the unit completed all three, they are not listed. If the unit did not complete all three, the foundational modules they did complete are listed.
  2. b-, + and +/− indicate that the domain was generally negative, positive, or mixed.