Optimizing nursing care delivery systems in the Army: back to basics with care teams and peer feedback.

Kathy Prue-Owens, Miko Watkins, Kelly A. Wolgast

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Abstract

The Patient CaringTouch System emerged from a comprehensive assessment and gap analysis of clinical nursing capabilities in the Army. The Patient CaringTouch System now provides the framework and set of standards by which we drive excellence in quality nursing care for our patients and excellence in quality of life for our nurses in Army Medicine. As part of this enterprise transformation, we placed particular emphasis on the delivery of nursing care at the bedside as well as the integration of a formal professional peer feedback process in support of individual nurse practice enhancement. The Warrior Care Imperative Action Team was chartered to define and establish the standards for care teams in the clinical settings and the process by which we established formal peer feedback for our professional nurses. This back-to-basics approach is a cornerstone of the Patient CaringTouch System implementation and sustainment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-73
Number of pages9
JournalU.S. Army Medical Department journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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