The Association Between Nurse Shift Patterns and Nurse-Nurse and Nurse-Physician Collaboration in Acute Care Hospital Units

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST

Collaboration among healthcare teams is key to delivering safe, top quality patient care. In this webinar, we will review the evidence related to nurse collaboration, shift patterns, and patient outcomes. We will also discuss recent research examining nurse shift patterns and the impact overtime has on nurses’ collaboration with other nurses and physicians in US acute care hospitals. Lastly, we will discuss the implications for nursing practice and management and changes healthcare organizations can make to improve collaboration.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand trends in nurses’ shift patterns in US acute care hospitals
  • Describe collaboration among the healthcare team
  • Recognize which aspects of nurses’ scheduling are most likely to impact collaboration
  • Identify at least one intervention to improve nurses’ shift scheduling



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