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The American Association of Critical Care Nurses identifies six standards for a healthy work environment, two of which are skilled communication and true collaboration. CCU and CVTU are two separate units staffed by one Charge RN. A need to improve communication and collaboration has existed throughout both units. Thus, Heart Huddle has been developed. The objective of Heart Huddle is to bring cohesiveness to CCU and CVTU through improving communication and collaboration, which is imperative to a healthy work environment.
communication, quality improvement, group processes, interpersonal relations, patient care team, patient-centered care
Douvier, Ashley, "Heart Huddle: Increasing Cohesiveness in CCU and CVTU" (2016). Nursing Posters. 61.