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Tools to Support Your Nursing Practice
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In 2009, the Health and Safety Code was amended by SB 476, adding Chapters 257 and 258, to provide structure and guidelines for safe nurse staffing and mandatory overtime. The law represents the culmination of a collaborative effort to bring nurses and hospitals together to better serve Texas patients.>
Nurse Staffing Excel Worksheets Available for Download
Indicator Tracking Tool: This tool provides a template that can be edited to track and trend nurse-sensitive indicators that can be linked to staffing.
Telemetry Matrix: This is a sample staffing plan for a Telemetry Unit.
Valley Medical Center Staffing Plan: This is a sample staffing plan for a medical surgical unit.
Budget Case Application Worksheets: This Excel Spreadsheet is a compilation of worksheets to assist in calculating full-time equivalent needs, hours per patient day, and non-productive hours for staffing purposes.
Care Coordination Model
Care coordination promotes greater quality, safety, and efficiency in care, resulting in improved healthcare outcomes and is consistent with nursings holistic, patient-centered framework of care.