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NURS 6053: Interprofessional Organizational and System LeadershipWEEK 2Problem within the OrganizationOne of the biggest problems my organization face is a high nurse to patient ratio due to nurse shortage. Nurse shortage has become an even bigger problem since being hit by two category five hurricanes that caused many nurses to relocate. From my experience, on average the nurse-patient ratio on the medical-surgical unit at my organization is one nurse to seven patients. I currently work in the post-partum unit, and the nurse-patient ratio can be as high as sixpatients to one nurse. The increase patient load results in the nurses feeling overworked and overwhelmed and sometimes leads to medication errors or important task getting looked over. Problem from a Closed-system Closed-systems are considered isolated systems. In closed-systems, there is no give or take with the environment (Begley, n.d). Closed systems view the system as being independent of outside influences (Cherry & Jacob, 2014). Basically, all interaction and knowledge are communicated within the closed system only (Vogt, 2016). In a closed-system, the hospital will
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  • Summer '16
  • Elvira Phelps
  • Health care provider, Nursing Shortage

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