Closed Staffing: A Staff Nurse Strategy

Strayer, Noreen; Daignault-Cerullo, Ellen M.
December 2008
Critical Care Nurse;Dec2008, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p51
Academic Journal
The article explores closed staffing as a solution for providing optimal care for all critical care units without having nurses work outside their comfort zones. It discusses the implementation of a staff nurse approach to closed staffing at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. It relates the benefits of shared governance and empowerment for staff nurses. It describes the distinctions between charge nurses and host unit charge nurses.


Related Articles

  • ABSTRACTS: POSTER PRESENTATIONS: Intensive care units "without walls" - concept "Outreach".  // CONNECT: The World of Critical Care Nursing;2011, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p83 

    An abstract of the article "Intensive care units without walls-concept Outreach, by Gordana Dragosev," Sofija Alijevic and Petar Mircovic is presented.

  • Validation of the new Intensive Care Nursing Scoring System (ICNSS). Pyykkö, Anita K.; Ala-Kokko, Tero I.; Laurila, Jouko J.; Miettunen, Jouko; Finnberg, Maarit; Hentinen, Maija // Intensive Care Medicine;Feb2004, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p254 

    Objectives. To validate a new Intensive Care Nursing Scoring System (ICNSS). Design. Retrospective data collection. Setting. Adult 19-bed intensive care unit (ICU) in a tertiary care university hospital. Patients. A total of 1,538 patient records of which 30 documents were included in the...

  • Avoid PCU Bottlenecks With Proper Admission and Discharge Criteria. Meyer, Mary N. // Critical Care Nurse;Jun2003, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p59 

    Discusses the proper admission and discharge criteria for the care of patients in progressive care units (PCU) in the U.S. Job satisfaction of critical care nurses in the PCU setting; Creation of models for the development of admission and discharge criteria for critical care in hospitals;...

  • Multidisciplinary Rounds in Our ICU Improved Collaboration and Patient Outcomes. Der, Yamile // Critical Care Nurse;Aug2009, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p84 

    The article presents an overview of success which was seen in collaboration and patient outcome on the intensive care unit at Florida Hospital Celebration Health with the implementation of multidisciplinary rounds. The rounds were supervised by a nursing director and the facility's medical...

  • Test ID C053: Transitional Care After the Intensive Care Unit: Current Trends and Future Directions.  // Critical Care Nurse;Jun2005, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p29 

    Presents a test that concern issues related to trends and directions in the field of transitional care after staying in the intensive care unit.

  • ACERCÁNDONOS A LA FAMILIA A PESAR DEL CRISTAL. Mira, Beatriz Llorens // Cultura de los Cuidados;Mar2007, Issue 21, p16 

    No abstract available.

  • Inclusive Leadership: The Best Way to Support Progressive Care Nurses. Fitzpatrick, Melissa A. // Critical Care Nurse;Apr2004, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p91 

    Deals with the efforts of the critical care medicine sector in the U.S. to provide support for the progressive care nursing profession. Issues regarding the affiliation of progressive care units; Concept of the shared leadership approach that should be used on progressive care units; Reference...

  • Herding CATs: A Nurse Manager's Dream to Increase Quality of Care. Jacobs, Louise; Madrid, Pam // Critical Care Nurse;Feb2010, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p63 

    The article focuses on the significance of clinical action teams (CATs) in the U.S. It notes that CATs came out as the most effective means of ensuring quality of care in an intensive care unit (ICU). They are teams of staff nurses who apply best practice standards to clinical issues in the...

  • Beliefs and attitudes of intensive care nurses toward visits and open visiting policy. Berti, Dana; Ferdinande, Patrick; Moons, Philip // Intensive Care Medicine;Jun2007, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p1060 

    To describe the beliefs and attitudes of intensive care unit (ICU) nurses toward visiting, visiting hours, and open visiting policies in critical care settings. A descriptive, cross-sectional, multicenter survey. Seventeen hospitals in Flanders (Dutch-speaking Belgium), including 30 ICUs....


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics