Jax and Jamie are colleagues that work on two different units in the same health system, but knew each other from nursing school. While having lunch one day, they shared frustrations over the staffing shortages on their units, the number of nurses that have left since the COVID-19 pandemic and their growing dissatisfaction with the lack of response from administrators.
While Jamie notices that there are staffing shortages beyond nursing staff, they both agree that staffing shortages are impacting patient care throughout the health system. They both feel that the administration is not paying close enough attention to nursing concerns and are ready to take action. They have decided to put together a proposal to present to the administration to make some changes. They plan to present their proposal to the Innovations Committee, which is an interprofessional committee composed of department heads across the system.