How do you move from anecdote-based practices to a practice of nursing-care delivery that’s evidence-based?  The impact on both the patient and the nurse must be continually evaluated.  

10 Ways to Practice Evidence Based Staffing and Scheduling

As we move from a volume-driven to a value- and outcome-driven approach to patient-care, the need to identify and retool those processes and practices that were designed for speed and efficiency, but don’t optimize value and positive outcomes in patient care, is critical. It’s time to reevaluate and redesign the “whys” and “hows” of staffing and scheduling in healthcare, with a focus on what the evidence now tells us provides the safest practices to support positive outcomes for both our patients and nursing staff.