Staffing Innovations, a New Way to Approach an Age-Old Problem: The T-12 Model of Care

Author(s): Sanderson Stephanie R

Contact Hours 0.65

CERP C 0.65

Expires Dec 31, 2023

Topics: Healthy Work Environment, Management, Staffing

Role: Manager

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Assuring appropriate staffing in the critical care unit is a challenge. As leaders continue working toward a significant shift in safer staffing methodologies, application of evidence for this complex problem is one approach. The facilitator presents an innovative, unique model of care designed to bring the ICU to the patient. T-12 Model of Care involves the deployment of a highly trained critical care nurse to the emergency department for stabilization of critically ill/injured patients. Once stable for transport, patients are expertly and emergently transferred to the Trauma ICU, room 12 (T-12) for stabilization and then ultimately placed in the appropriate intensive care unit when a bed is available.


  • Identify opportunities within own unit to apply the T-12 model of care.
  • Develop a business case to apply the T-12 model of care in own unit.
  • Employ evidence and science to promote safe patient care through appropriate staffing.

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This activity has been reviewed by the Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias. No conflicts of interest have been identified for any individual with the ability to influence the content of this activity. Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN or ANCC approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


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