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What is CALNOC?

The Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) is the nation’s first registry dedicated to nursing sensitive measures at the unit level. It is a self-sustaining non-profit public benefit corporation with over 15 years experience in advancing the safety and quality of patient care. CALNOC is the measure developer for the NQF Pressure Ulcer and Restraint Use prevalence measure for acute care.

What are nursing sensitive measures?

These are indicators, which are sensitive to the input of Nursing Care and reflect structure, process and outcomes.

What are the Units, Structures, Process and Outcomes that you measure?

Unit Level Data

• Adult Acute Care – Critical Care, Step Down, Medical, Surgical, Med/Surgical Combined
• Pediatrics
• Post Acute (SNF, Distinct Part)
• Acute Rehabilitation
• Emergency Department *
• Child & Maternal Care *

Structural Measures

• Hours of Nursing Care per Patient Days
• Skill Mix**
• Percent Contracted Hours
• Ratios**
• Voluntary Turnover
• RN Characteristics – Education, Experience, Years of Service
• Unit Rate of Admissions, Discharges and Transfers

Process Measures

• Falls & Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers
• Medication Administration Accuracy Safe Practices
• PICC Line Insertion Practices

Outcome Measures

• Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcer by Stage
• Fall Rate and Injury Fall Rates
• Restraint Prevalence Rate
• Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections in PICC Lines
• Medication Administration Accuracy Nurse Safe Practices Finding and Error Rates





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