• Research Coordinators are responsible for collecting audit data three times a day, twice a week for 10 weeks during Pre-Intervention phase, 8 weeks during the Intervention phase, and 20 weeks during the Post-Intervention phase.
  • Audits should be conducted twice a week on weekdays on either Monday and Thursday, or Tuesday and Thursday, or Tuesday and Friday. Audits preferably should not be collected on Monday and Friday, as these are considered atypical days in terms of admissions and discharges. (Audit days, however, can be varied weekly. For example, during Week 1, you may choose to collect data on Monday and Thursday, while during Week 2, you may choose to collect data on Tuesday and Friday.)
  • Audits are collected three times a day: AM (9:30-11:00 am); Lunch (12:00-12:30 pm or whenever lunch is served at your hospital); and PM (2:00-3:30 pm).


Please note:  If the intervention start date is delayed, you must continue to collect pre-intervention audit data until the start of the intervention.

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