Learn how the decision making process must ensure that appropriate structures and supports are in place to maximize the nursing effort resulting in the best possible care and positive outcomes for the patients/clients, nursing personnel, and the organization.
The guideline was developed to identify and describe:
This guideline is not intended to replace existing workload measurement systems , prescribe staffing levels or provide a formula to determine the “correct” number and combination of nursing personnel. Rather, its purpose is to assist nurses, nursing leaders and senior management teams to enhance positive outcomes for patients/clients, nurses and the organization by:
Panel Members (2007)
Chair: Dr. Linda O’Brien-Pallas
Deputy Chairs: Donna Thomson (2003-2005) and Phyllis Giovannetti (2005-2007)
Panel Coordinators: Irmajean Bajnok and Val Coubrough