nursing theory, science and practice by making sure that she provides evidenced-based quality improvements, patient safety, the economics of healthcare, environmental science, health policy, informatics, organizations and systems, communication, negotiation, advocacy, and interprofessional practice. A5: Characteristics of organization Healthcare facilities hold many different strengths and weakness depending on their size, geographical locations, and their services. Some of the strengths that Sandy Lenarz feels Grand Itasca has is because of its size. She states the personal connections our staff have with each other and the public is one of the biggest strengths she sees within GICH. She states because we are a smaller facility most of the staff know each other which brings the staff together as a whole. She states she has worked in a bigger healthcare facility where the staff do not know people in the next department which makes the coordination of care for patients a lot more difficult. She states because most of our employees know one another we feel comfortable calling on one another to assist with our patient's needs. She states this is also beneficial in that our community knows who we are which helps with the trust they have in our facility and the employees who work at GICH. Sandy states other strengths are a strong senior leadership team and the ability to make changes quickly. She states that because we have a strong senior leadership team who have great communication skill, we can make changes quickly. Use uses the reference of the COVID-19 virus. She states this virus is so new that the information changes on a daily bases or even several times daily and because of our strong senior leadership team including her managers, supervisors and charge nurses we can efficiently and effectively roll out the change to the other staff and continue to provide the safest care to our patients.
9 C157 Essentials of Advanced Nursing Practice Field Experience When asking Sandy about the weakness the Grand Itasca exhibits, she had a tough time putting it in words. She said she knows that GICH has weaknesses but states that she feels like once they are noticed and brought forward, they are addressed, and they no longer are a weakness. She does feel like one of the weaknesses that GICH will always have is due to its geographical location. She states that because of our beautiful area, the lakes, the forests, the nearby cities that many of our employees are in the area because they want to be able to work and play in the same area. She states because of this we tend to have trouble with our employees balancing work, family, and pleasure. She states she feels like when you are at work you need to give work one hundred percent of your focus and feel like some employees have a hard time with this. She uses the example of a surgeon only wanting to work in the morning hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the summer hours and even canceling those hours because he wants to enjoy
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- Nursing, GICH