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Healthcare organizations are constantly facing a number of crisis from doctor shortages to preventable misdiagnosis to rising costs of healthcare delivery. Nurses, one of a healthcare organization’s most valuable resources, have the capability to help organizations deal with these issues. In order for nurses to be effectively utilized within an organization, managers must focus on the following six areas for optimal performance:
- “focus on transformational leadership at all levels;
- redesign care to optimize nurses’ professional expertise and knowledge;
- all hospital personnel should work together to ensure safe and reliable care for patients in acute settings;
- systems and a culture should be built that encourage, support and spread vitality and teamwork in all areas of nursing;
- put in place structures and processes that ensure patient-centered care;
- and, a national learning system is needed to make all models and prototypes accessible to nurses at all levels.”