Publication | MEDSURG Nursing

Implementing the Lean Management System to Influence Unfinished Nursing Care

Summer Bryant and Linda Yoder

May/June 2021

Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses

Nursing staff provide care in complex settings with conflicting priorities. Nurse leaders must assist staff in understanding adverse effects of unfinished nursing care (UNC), involve them in the improvement process, and create standardized work that increases patient care quality and safety. Examples of UNC include failing to give medications, complete patient assessments, or assist patients with activities of daily living.

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