Scientific publications

Are nurses prepared for clinical leadership in the intensive care units?

Mar 1, 2023 | Magazine: Enfermería Intensiva

M Vázquez-Calatayud  1 , R García-García  2

Nurse-clinical leadership is attributed to bedside nurses who, from an informal authority, exert a significant influence on other professionals in the team to achieve shared clinical goals.1

From this position they can identify areas for improvement, motivate other members of the care team to act on patient care and lead initiatives for change to correct problems in the environment in which they work. They can also identify the key issues related to organisational structures, workflows, policies and procedures for the delivery of optimal patient care.2

The most obvious consequence of this type of leadership impacts positively on both clinical practice, professional practice environment, safety and quality of patient care, as well as on the job satisfaction and retention of the professionals themselves.3

CITATION  Enferm Intensiva (Engl Ed). 2023 Jan-Mar;34(1):1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.enfie.2023.01.001. Epub 2023 Feb 9.