An effective staffing model should take into account resources such as support personnel, equipment and supplies, as having adequate resources on hand improves the nurse’s workflow (Wallace, 2013). Alternatives to mandated ratios include staffing committees with a strong nursing presence and acuity systems. As you know, many factors should be considered when making staffing decisions such as severity of illness, family situations/needs, observation and intervention requirements, and team dynamics (Douglas, 2010). How would you cultivate a culture of care for the patient? Please remember to include sources to support your points for all responses so the reader can do further research on your topic.

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