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pri·mar·y nurs·ing

(prī'mar-ē nŭrs'ing)
A method of providing nursing services to inpatients whereby one nurse plans the care of specific patients for a period of 24 hours. The primary nurse provides direct care to those patients when working and is responsible for directing and supervising their care in collaboration with other health care team members.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

primary nursing

A nursing system in which all nursing care for a patient is managed by one nurse for a 24-hr period. Primary nursing includes scheduling of activities, tests, and procedures.
See also: nursing
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We have been through primary nursing, partners in practice, HIPPA, years of nursing surpluses and years of nursing shortages, quality circles, quality report cards, unionization, Magnet hospitals, etc.
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Nationwide, there has been a shift from primary nursing to patient-centered care.

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