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The Impact of Facility Design on Patient Safety - Patient Safety and Quality - NCBI Bookshelf

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5 Useful Principles for Practical Nursing Leadership

5 Useful Principles for Practical Nursing Leadership | Nursing Administration & Services |



Every nurse can be a leader. Effective leadership skills create higher staff participation, keen organizational awareness and improved quality of care.


Five effective principles gathered for those considering this career or who want to brush up on their leadership skills:



➊  Lead by example...


➋  Manage up, not down...


➌ If you’re investing more in your employee’s success than they are it’s time to part ways...


➍  Remember your roots...


➎  Spend more time with high performers...



⇛ Further insight on Nursing Leadership:

Leadership in nursing can grow and benefit from high performing staff. More importantly leaders need to be spending time with high performers to re-recruit them.


If leaders fail to spend time with their best performing staff then someone else might and these great employees will move on.


This model incorporates a variety of hospital-wide and unit-based committees, whereby nurses have the authority to participate in decision-making affecting their practice...


Within this shared governance structure, a variety of councils are employed.


Examples of shared governance committees include, the “Falls Committee,” the “Patient Satisfaction Committee,” and the “Wound Care Committee".


These councils are  decision-making bodies in which nurses (and for some Councils, other professional disciplines), participate in determining goals and priorities. In some cases, members of these committees collectively make decisions affecting nursing practice and patient care or other aspects of professional practice.


Members who get involved with shared governance initiatives report a sense of ownership over their practice. Similarly, individual patient care units also have the authority to establish unit-based councils that provide nurses with a decision-making mechanism.


Unit Lead Teams are also used as a mechanism for decentralized decision-making; these teams empower nurses, and they extinguish some of the managers’ work load.



>> Supportive:

➬The Importance of Teamwork in Nursing


➬ Staff Nurses as Leaders and Facilitators of Change


➬ Unlocking the Nurse Leader Within—13 Must-Have Attitudes


➬ Are You a Nurse Leader or Caretaker?



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➬The Importance of Teamwork in Nursing

➬The Importance of Teamwork in Nursing | Nursing Administration & Services |


In today’s health care market, the practice of teamwork has gained in popularity. This is especially true for professional nurses. When nurses function as part of a unit, and when they act as part of a team, the job itself is easier and more efficient. Moreover, overall patient care is enhanced...


In nursing, when teamwork is emphasized and valued, every member works together to meet their patients’ needs; improved patient outcomes is their common goal...


There are many relevant clinical examples of how teamwork improves patient care.


 ➬ Every discipline is integral...


...example of the benefits of teamwork in patient care occurs when the respiratory therapist effectively works with the attending physician, and when she communicates with the patients’ assigned nurse.



➬ A collaborative environment...

The Institute for Health care Improvement also recognizes the importance of teamwork. In their book, "Crossing the Quality Chasm:

A New Health System for the 21st Century," teamwork is cited as essential in caring for patients with complex problems.


First, consider the use of the hospitalist in the acute care setting...


Second, because the hospitalist spends so much time in the hospital, he or she understands the systems and protocols that support patient care activities within the hospital...


Finally, because hospitalists are constantly on site, they improve the team’s ability to respond rapidly to patient crises, thereby improving continuity of care and clinical outcomes.


By being on site, bnursing teamwork, nurses communicationy being an integral part of the hospital team, and by knowing and helping to improve the system, hospitalists are reviving the "collaborative" model of patient care.


They strongly conclude that "effective working teams must be created and maintained."



➬ Unit-based councils...

Teamwork is also emphasized in the concept of shared governance.


Nursing is a profession that is recognized by a society as having a specialized body of knowledge and a commitment to a service ideal, as well as professional autonomy and accountability for their specialized practice.


Nurses are in many aspects given the privilege of self-regulating or governing their profession.


The concept of shared governance in nursing has been used over the past 20 years as a mechanism for health care organizations to empower nurses to participate in decision-making within an organization, particularly in regards to making decisions that affect nursing practice...



➣➤ Teamwork is a key component of many professions; when employees feel as if they are part of a unit, relevant outcomes are improved.


Nurses report enhanced job satisfaction and patient care outcomes are met. No longer can nurses function in isolation.


Their profession mandates teamwork and effective communication. -



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