J Nurses Prof Dev 2021 Sep 16. Epub 2021 Sep 16.
Latrina T. Geyer, PhD, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, is Director of Nursing Leadership and Development, Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, Georgia. Stephanie G. Bennett, PhD, MBA, RN, is Director of Patient and Family Centered Care and Patient Education, Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, Georgia. W. Jason Atkins, MBI, RN-BC, is Chief Nursing Information and Quality Officer, Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, Georgia. Marianne Baird, MN, RN, ACNS-BC, is Magnet Program Director, Emory Decatur Hospital and Emory Hillandale Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia. Ryan Bannan, BSN, RN, CCRN, is Critical Care Registered Nurse, Atlanta, Georgia. Tim Cunningham, DrPH, RN, FAAN, is Vice President of Practice and Innovation, Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, Georgia. Mardi J. Davis, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Critical Care, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia. Mary Zellinger, APRN-CCNS, MN, ANP-BC, CCRN-CSC, FCCM, FAAN, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiovascular Critical Care, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia.
This article details a shared leadership structure and decision-making processes used to construct an innovative and evidence-based care delivery model for safety and optimal outcomes in the intensive care unit during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Insights into ways professional development practitioners can facilitate changes in care delivery models, support nurses in their professional roles, and contribute to improved patient care outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic are provided. Read More