Post your initial response to one of the two topics below.
Determine how well your clinical setting staffs their unit:
- What system is used determine staffing on your unit?
- A patient classification system? What type do they use? Commercial? Hospital developed?
- Nurse-to-patient ratios? What is the typical nurse–to-patient ratio?
- What is the typical staff mix on the unit?
- Does your unit utilize LPNs/LVNs?
- Does your unit utilize other non-licensed personnel?
- Are staff cross-trained to cover multiple positions?
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many ways we normally communicate with the interprofessional team and patients. Respond to the following questions:
- How has communication with patients changed? Provide examples.
- What are you doing to better communicate with patients and families?
- How has communication among the interprofessional team changed?
- What needs to happen to make interprofessional communication better?