Value in Blended Nursing
Facing a shortage of nurses during the pandemic, the leadership team at Allegheny Health knew they needed to take a bold and strategic approach to ensure high quality patient care. Claire Zangerle, Chief Nurse Executive at Alleghany Health, describes the value of blended, team-based nursing at Alleghany Health Network. The team nursing concept brings together a registered nurse, a licensed practical nurse, and a patient care technician to collaboratively care for patients as a team. Here, Claire describes how strategically utilizing all scopes of practice is an important way to ensure quality, safety and value, and that blending skill sets creates better outcomes for patients. Watch the interview below.