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help to ensure balanced schedules and flexible staffing approaches that meet the needs of both patients and staff. Having a proactive plan to formulate solutions to unpredicted staff shortages can facilitate patient and staff safety in unforeseen situations. Leaders also advocate by protecting nursing resources during times of budget scrutiny, work process redesign, or work flow change. Staff involved in the budgeting process can promotes an understanding of the challenges with operating in today’s healthcare environment. When the staff understands costs associated with procedures and supplies, this promotes effective usage and cost containment. Including staff in organizational initiatives encourages them to advocate for the initiative and take ownership. Nurses involved in product decisions ensure that selection is based on patient and nurse safety, usability, and value, rather than being based on cost alone (Tomajan, 2012). ReferencesOrchard, C. A., Sonibare, O., Morse, A., Collins, J., & Al-Hamad, A. (2017). Collaborative Leadership, Part 1: The Nurse Leader’s Role within Interprofessional Teams. Nursing Leadership (1910-622X), 30(2), 14–25. Retrieved from -com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ccm&AN=125905063&site=eds-live&scope=site
Tomajan, K., (2012). Advocating for nurses and nursing. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing.17:1. Retrieved from eofContents/Vol-17-2012/No1-Jan-2012/Advocating-for-Nurses.html

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