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RTS In Your Hospital

Implementing RTS as the standardized bereavement program in your facility ensures that bereavement care - in any unit - and at every point of entry - will meet the holistic needs of the patient and family, and will provide support for the care providers who experience their own stress and grief. Investment in bereavement education and program implementation will be returned through:

  • Increased patient/family satisfaction and outcomes
  • Increased provider satisfaction
  • The incomparable value of providing the best possible care

Why implement RTS in your Hospital?

A Solid Return on Investment

Investment in bereavement education will be returned through:

Increased patient/family satisfaction

  • Family returns to the hospital system for other services
  • Family donates to the hospital with memorial gifts
  • Family feels supported with palliative, hospice, and follow-up bereavement care

Improved patient/family outcomes

  • Decreased involvement of risk management when death occurs
  • Decreased need for family to use the ER or behavioral health for complicated grief

Increased provider satisfaction

  • Decreased care provider anxiety related to death and bereavement
  • Decreased care provider turn over and burn out
  • The incomparable value of providing the best possible care

Meet regulatory and best practice standards

Resolve Through Sharing helps your hospital meet regulatory and best practice standards.

RTS is Evidence-based

Resolve Through Sharing provides evidence-based, interactive, bereavement training courses, consultation services, and support materials to equip you and your organization with the tools needed to provide outstanding, relationship-based care for bereaved families. Courses and materials address support for many kinds of loss (including perinatal, neonatal, pediatric, and death; complicated mourning; and caring for the caregiver).

View resources that support the RTS curriculum.

How do I get started?

Proposal Letter Template

Use this template to help initiate a conversation with your supervisor about funding your RTS training. Customize to fit your needs. Here are a few tips to consider.

  • Explain yourself – Explain what you plan to get out of attending and how that will benefit your work, organization, and patients.
  • Share the wealth – Offer to subsequently deliver a short presentation and Q & A session for your colleagues to share what you learned so others will reap benefits of your attendance.
  • Consider Magnet status – If your hospital has or is trying to obtain Magnet status, remind your supervisor that demonstrating staff participation in continuing education is vital to securing and keeping designation.
  • Be proactive – Present a practical plan that solidifies your intent
    • Organize mechanisms that ensure coverage of your regular duties while you are attending the conference.
    • Offer cost-saving solutions, such as securing registration and travel arrangements early and sharing a hotel room.

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Host RTS Training

Bring Resolve Through Sharing best practices to your hospital by hosting a training.

Consultation

Does your organization need help establishing a consistent standard of bereavement care? Our consultation services will help you do just that. We will work with you to create an agenda that best meets your goals and needs. Please contact us at (608) 775-4747 or resolvethroughsharing@gundersenhealth.org.

Investing in an RTS Bereavement Program

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