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.


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