It’s what you’d expect: a place where you can make your optimal contribution. The six AACN Healthy Work Environment (HWE) standards outline ingredients for success.
Staffing must ensure the effective match between patient needs and nurse competencies.
You and your team can collectively measure the health of your work environment against the six standards. Here’s how:
Check out the assessment tool. It’s quick and free! Just answer a few questions and your unit’s assessment survey tool is ready to go.
We strive for clear, civil and compassionate communication with our patients and their families; we should aim for the same mark in conversations with our healthcare coworkers.Bobby Hett, RN, nurse lead, NICU, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, California
Healthy Work Environments are the cornerstone for keeping our patients safe from harm, when open communication and true collaboration come together our patients benefit!Vicki Good, administrative director, Patient Safety, CoxHealth in Springfield, MO
The key to a Healthy Work Environment are the 4 H's: Be Happy, Be Humble, Be Helpful, Be Honest.Jenna Taylor, CVICU charge nurse, Medical City Dallas Hospital, Texas