The NEAT Project: Nursing Engineering Ambassador Team

J Nurs Adm. 2004 Sep;34(9):423-7. doi: 10.1097/00005110-200409000-00008.


The physical facilities of patient care units must be maintained to ensure an environment conducive to recovery of patients and the efficient delivery of patient care. Often this is a challenge for engineering and nursing departments. The authors describe the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Nursing Engineering Ambassador Team (NEAT), a unique collaboration between these 2 departments.

MeSH terms

  • Connecticut
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Humans
  • Institutional Management Teams*
  • Interdepartmental Relations*
  • Maintenance and Engineering, Hospital / organization & administration*
  • Nursing Service, Hospital / organization & administration*
  • Program Evaluation