nurses' station

nurses' station

an area in a clinic, unit, or ward in a health care facility that serves as the administrative center for nursing care for a particular group of patients. It is usually centrally located and may be staffed by a unit secretary or clerk who assists with paperwork, telephone, and other communication. Before going on duty, nurses usually meet there to receive daily assignments, review the patients' charts, and update the files. In a critical care unit, the nurses' station may also contain panels of visual display terminals that allow centralized monitoring of many patients and computer terminals that allow access to information in the patients' records or to a data bank of clinical information. In other parts of a hospital, the nurses' station is equipped in any of various ways appropriate to the care of the patients in that area or unit.
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Headed by the project team (now called the nurses' station team), comprising five young nurses and two NZNO staff), the awards were to have been financed largely through sponsorship - $11,500 has already been raised--with the board of directors approached to match that amount from the NZNO budget.
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