New Staff Roles Working Beyond Hospital Walls

Charlotte Huff outlines methods being used to maximize the roles of nursing to promote wellness and manage the total patient experience, thus avoiding readmissions and post-op complications. Some innovative staffing ideas include using lay workers or community health workers under the supervision of RNs; pharmacists running anticoagulant clinics; partnering with skilled nursing facilities to avoid unnecessary nursing home ER visits.  Our training in the RROHC Specialist program will help nursing develop critical thinking and delegation/supervision skills to maximize emerging professional roles. (contact us at,, or to join the July 1 class.

(June 2013 H&HN magazine “New Way to Staff a Hospital”)

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