In the current landscape of nursing, we find ourselves amidst a transformative period, ushering in a hybrid care model that is set to redefine nursing practices universally. As we navigate through this disruption and the ensuing adjustments, it becomes evident that the integration of virtual elements will play a pivotal role in reshaping the nursing profession.
This paradigm shift involves direct care nurses taking charge of patient care at the bedside, complemented by virtual nurses providing remote support and assistance.
The imminent changes in nursing practice necessitate a comprehensive understanding among incumbent nurses and nurse leaders. It prompts a reflection on altered roles, new responsibilities, and the distribution of accountabilities for different aspects of patient care. The education of nursing students must also adapt to prepare them for a profession evolving within a new paradigm.
As you look at the anticipated benefits, the envisioned outcomes of this evolution are poised to enhance the efficiency and overall experience for patients. By redefining the nurse’s role, the profession becomes more manageable and appealing, fostering a sense of success and productivity. Efficiencies are expected to be gained as the healthcare community learns to navigate the nuances of accountabilities and responsibilities associated with hybrid care models.
This transformative phase in nursing marks not only a disruptive period but also a pivotal moment of innovation. Across the country, new care teams and models are emerging, showcasing the potential of this transformative journey. However, communicating and unveiling the complexities of healthcare and nursing changes pose challenges. Moving forward, there is a need to formulate a clear and cohesive message for nurses, healthcare leaders, and patients shedding light on the evolving landscape of nursing practice.
Virtual nurses are not designed to diminish or replace direct care nurses but rather to augment their capabilities. This calls for well-defined business cases that justify the creation of affordable and sustainable models, showcasing positive outcomes and improved efficiencies.
The goal is to simplify the nurse’s workload and establish an ecosystem where robust patient outcomes are easily achievable. Moreover, effective communication strategies are imperative to ensure the longevity of new care models by managing changes adeptly and fostering their enduring integration into the healthcare landscape.
OASIS Virtual Care, with more than 30 years’ experience implementing virtual care models, knows how to make virtual nursing simple
Our vision is to end nursing workforce challenges, by passionately supporting your bedside care teams – with our VirtualAlly model.
VirtualAlly is a hybrid nursing model designed to compliment your in-hospital teams, wherever your need is the greatest.
Think of OASIS as your greatest ally, seamlessly integrating with your unique culture to enhance the overall communication and coordination of exceptional patient care.