Running head: INTERVIEW & INTERDISCIPLINARY ISSUE IDENTIFICATION Interview and Interdisciplinary Issue Identification YOUR NAME NURS-FPX4010 Capella University MONTH DAY, YEAR 1
INTERVIEW AND INTERDISCIPLINARY ISSUE IDENTIFICATION Interview Summary I interviewed a nurse who works at the Department Of Veterans Affairs. She is a staff nurse providing direct patient care in the critical unit. However, the nurse often serves as a charge nurse in about 28% of her working hours. Several issues emerged from the interview and it was agreeable that other units be assessed as well. The critical care unit operates with 22 full time nurses out of a minimum of 35 RN’s. This issue has led to overloading of the available nurses as one is forced to attend to extra patients or work for longer hours to cover the shortage in staffing. The facility leadership is reluctant in addressing this challenge, and often complains about the increasing overtime that nurses work. Efforts to increase staffing through job fairs have failed repeatedly. Also, interactions among various departments within the veterans affairs hospital is a problem especially among the older nurses, who reach out to others when it inevitable. However, the interviewee acknowledges the role of interdisciplinary teams in creating a pool or resources,
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- Fall '17
- Nursing, Nursing Shortage, Interdisciplinary Issue Identification