Nurse leaders serve as clinicians, managers, and mentors to shape the future of healthcare and have a positive impact on patient care outcomes. Nurses need to successfully collaborate with a number of other disciplines in providing and improving patient care. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has developed a series of online modules to engage healthcare professionals in quality improvement processes. The modules focus on building leadership skills and improving communication within interdisciplinary teams. See the web link “IHI Registration Tutorial” for information on how to register and which modules you need to complete to receive an IHI Open School Basic Certificate of Completion. If you are already an RN, you can apply for continuing education credits.
A. Discuss two strategies that enable a nurse on an interdisciplinary team to exert leadership without occupying a formal leadership position.
B. Justify why it is important for a nurse to be actively involved with an interdisciplinary team.
1. Discuss two ways a nurse can take an active, contributing position within an interdisciplinary team.
C. Reflect on how you would create a safe environment in a healthcare setting by applying the four characteristics of a culture of safety.
D. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.