Checklists for nurses? I'm convinced that we need them, and quite a few nurses I talked with at the AACN (Amer Assn Colleges of Nsg) conference last week agreed.
It's a hard problem to solve, though, because nursing work is complex and the checklist is constantly evolving, both as our work evolves and as our patients' needs change during the course of a shift. Anyway, by crafting checklists Dr. Atul Gawande has gotten dramatically improved outcomes for surgeons. It's time we do this for nurses, too! Please take a look at the NurseMind checklist tool for nurses and let me know what you think.
Clinicals are the most valuable part of the nursing school experience. For students, these are both a time of tremendous professional growth and a time of great stress. For clinical faculty, too, the burden is substantial. It...