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Leading Change During an Inpatient Critical Care Unit Expansion
Journal of Nursing Administration
  • Theresa Braungardt, Valley Medical Center
  • Sharon G Fought, University of Washington - Tacoma Campus
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Acute care hospitals are changing rapidly to address economic and technologic advancements and meet community needs. The authors describe 1 medical center's use of Kotter's work on leading change to expand the neuroscience intensive care unit from 10 to 30 beds to meet community needs, improve hospital efficiencies, and increase bed capacity. Nurse satisfaction, retention, and other human resource quality data that showed positive results are compared before and after the change.
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Theresa Braungardt and Sharon G Fought. "Leading Change During an Inpatient Critical Care Unit Expansion" Journal of Nursing Administration Vol. 38 Iss. 11 (2008) p. 461 - 467
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