Background: Evidence suggests a direct correlation between high levels of staff engagement and teamwork improves quality outcomes for the organization.
Method: This evidence-based change of practice project applied the elements of a professional practice model in a medical-surgical telemetry unit to measure the effect on nurse engagement and teamwork.
Results: Implementation of a professional practice model resulted in improved engagement on the unit, an improved culture of teamwork, a decrease in the number of patient falls, and an increase in staff satisfaction.
Conclusion: The implementation and enculturation of a professional practice model demonstrate the intent to capture the hearts and minds of nurses and create an environment in which nurses are engaged and a culture of teamwork exists. An engaged workforce helps encapsulate a safe, efficient, and effective environment not only for nurses but also for their patients. [J Contin Educ Nurs. 2020;51(3):124-131.].
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