This article describes the Healthy Workplace Initiative in the adult emergency department from the staff nurse perspective. Examples of one action planning team's processes and outcomes are delineated. The Rapid Diagnostics action planning team is delineated as lived while caring for patients in today's high-pressure emergency department. The Healthy Workplace Initiative empowers staff, with the guidance of facilitators, to make changes that improve the workplace and to create a healthy workplace for staff and patients. The result is greater staff ownership of the emergency department which leads to greater job satisfaction and improved patient care.
Original Publication Information
Clark, Paul. "An Emergency Department Staff Tackles The Healthy Workplace Initiative: A Staff Nurse Perspective." 2004. Topics in Emergency Medicine 26(4): 305–311.
Clark, Paul R., "An Emergency Department Staff Tackles the Healthy Workplace Initiative : A Staff Nurse Perspective." (2004). Faculty Scholarship. 399.