Synergy Model In Nursing

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Based on the Synergy Model for Patient Care, developed by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), the Baylor Scott and White Health (BSWH) Nursing Professional Practice Model serves as the foundation for professional nursing practice. The synergy model incorporates the care delivery system of nurses, who have the authority, accountability and autonomy to ensure safe patient passage in the clinical decisions of patients and nurses in nursing practice.

Adopted by Baylor Scott and White Medical Center- Hillcrest (BSWMC-H) in April 2014, after a merger between Baylor Health System and Scott and White Medical Center, the BSWH Professional Practice Model (PPM) provides a unifying framework for what BSWH nurses believe about nursing practice. It is a guide that directs and describes how nurses practice by identifying key elements of professional nursing practice found throughout all clinical settings. Utilizing the model ensures professional nursing practice is consistent
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It directly aligns with BSWH’s Mission, Vision and Values that are found in the way patients are cared for, the way business is conducted, and interpersonal interactions. Putting patients first is in everything one does is a non-negotiable and starts the minute a patient begins receiving care. Patients are educated on their rights, assessed for safety (physical, emotional and mental), and encouraged to speak up. The structures in place to keep the patient and family at the center of the care delivery system are open visitation, patient care boards in every room, educational materials in print and electronically, supporting patients in their rights to speak up. Other processes in place to create safe passage include bedside shift report and the Call Don’t Fall Program, designed to always keep patients within arm’s