What key nursing leadership skill could be lacking for optimal patient care?

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When resources are tight and patients present with myriad comorbidities, no matter what station along the healthcare continuum you may work in, each person on the team must be willing, and able, to exert their best efforts.  As complex as healthcare is, if the RNs at the point of care aren’t effectively leading the team members (whether they be MAs, CNAs, CMAs, technicians, OR techs, care partners, or home health aides) and really aren’t certain of what work is being completed, then the patient/family, and the healthcare team, will all potentially suffer the ill effects of missed care.  When care is ill-managed, or data is not reported in a timely manner, healthcare professionals must re-work, search for information, and may miss vital trends predicting patient deterioration.  When teams aren’t working well together, and the process of care is not well planned or executed, RNs may miss an opportunity to improve patient family education or care coordination.

As seen in the graph, applied concepts of delegation, supervision, how to plan and manage care, and the bundle of RROHC best practices, allow RNs to grow their leadership practices.

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