NKEplus is a build on the original Nurse Knowledge Exchange (NKE) designed in 2004. This communication system for nursing units in hospitals supports better care and safety for patients and staff. The tools incorporate strategies to manage bedside care, shift change, and distractions to increase quality of care for all parties. The system, used by the project manager/improvement adviser and unit staff, is adaptable to various stages of care and used when needed within the unit.

The resources provided on this site include:

  • NKEplus Change Package
  • Communication tools
    • Prekickoff prep
    • Kickoff
    • Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) planning
    • Rolling out with the entire unit
    • Sustainability
  • Video library


Kaiser Permanente; Innovation Consultancy

Funding Sources:

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation


Release Date: 2011
Original Summary: May 2011
Last Updated: 06/22/11

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