Read the scenario provided.
Write an initial post of 200–250 words addressing the discussion prompts.
Then respond to at least two of your peers’ posts.
You are a registered nurse (RN) in a medical-surgical unit. The safety committee has identified an increased number of medication errors when nurses are working 12-hour shifts. A recent study showed that nurses working 8 hours rather than 12 hours made fewer medication errors; based on those results, the administration is considering having RNs work only 8-hour shifts. Some nurses are happy about this possible change, while others are not. Your supervisor has asked you to lead a task force to examine the feasibility of having RNs work a combination of 8- and 10-hour shifts. Some nurses are excited about the potential change, while others are not. Your boss has asked you to lead a task group to investigate the viability of RNs working a combination of 8- and 10-hour shifts.
How would you assist the team in using decision-making strategies?
What measurement tools would you use to assist the decision-making process? Why?