Innovative Nursing Care Delivery Models

Innovative Nursing Care Delivery Models

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Innovative Nursing Care Delivery Models

Agile team model- Acute Care

Agile team model is an innovative nursing care model that is set to be developed under the acute care setting. This establishment is made in response to the new health care reforms being made in health care field, recommendations and innovations being adopted each day. Its main focus is to provide active short-term treatment to patients with severe injuries, urgent medical conditions, recovery from surgery and other episodes of illness in a reliable way. The main aim of the agile team model is to improve effectiveness of the patients being served and at the same time maximize the organization’s value. In an acute care setting, the agile team model needs to incorporate attributes such; generalist-specialism, self-organizing, continuous learning, commitment, cross-functional working and responsible acts (Fottler & Malvey, 2011). The model is set to incorporate crucial nursing themes such as partnership and collaboration, continuity of care across the organization settings, technology and nurse led health care as the nurses will coordinate the patient care and put emphasis on the patient and organizational goal achievement. Technology is going to be incorporated in the nurse care model to facilitate adequate and fast service delivery and ensure that all patient data and records are well established in a technological manner.

Development and Implementation Team

Agile team models in the acute set up requires leveraging of each team member and creating valuable services to the patients. The partners in caring model are to be developed and establish from a competent team of qualified nurses and health care providers. One of the important members of the team is a patient care facilitator whose main role is coordinating and bridging the communication gap in the acute setting through providing adequate and relevant information to the team thus ensuring the new model is effective in reliable service provision. The agile team model gives nurses an influential role across the acute care setting. The nursing manager is the team leader to coordinate the actions and implement important decisions from team members and also ensure that each team member performs their responsibility well, motivate and encourage the members in a professional way. There is also a nursing assistance who will get directions and supervision from the nurse team leader and will be responsible in providing baths and physical care to the patients. Other team members will include ten experienced nurses who will closely work in the community, team leaders and also the facility’s management to ensure delivering of the right health care service in time. At least 5 ancillary staff will be included in the team to support the provision of services to the community; these will include ambulance staff, emergency support staff, lab technicians, and paramedics. The team will be developed under a clear line of organization structure in an established mechanism for vertical and horizontal communication and organized pattern, (Fottler & Malvey, 2010). The team members will be established from the most qualified people in health care provision in order of maintaining a small working staff member and to reduce the cost for the service provision.

Evaluation of Agile team model: Outcome Measurement

After effective evaluation of the model, outcome measuring will be based on the translation methodology knowledge that ensures evidence base and outcome achievement. Crucial bases for evaluation will also include; communication patterns, maintaining keen focus on patient outcomes’ achievement and their satisfaction, transformation of workforce and staff satisfaction, and incorporation technology in benefit of time management. This model is set to achieve improved health in emergency cases, lowering the costs of care delivery and at the same time ensure quality care delivery and lastly develop and maintain responsive and improved health care system that will ensure reduced ER visits and re-hospitalizations of the patients, (Bradshaw & Lowenstein, 2007).


Bradshaw, M. J., & Lowenstein, A. J. (2007). Innovative teaching strategies in nursing and related health professions. Sudbury, Mass: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Fottler, M. D., &Malvey, D. M. (2010). Leadership and nursing care management. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier.

Fottler, M. D., &Malvey, D. M. (2011). The retail revolution in health care. Santa Barbara, Calif: Praeger.


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