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team nursing

Etymology: AS, team, family; L, nutrix, nurse
a decentralized system in which the care of a patient is distributed among the members of a group working in coordinated effort. The charge nurse delegates authority to a team leader who must be a professional nurse. This nurse leads the team-usually of 4 to 6 members-in the care of between 15 and 25 patients. The team leader assigns tasks, schedules care, and instructs team members in details of care. A conference is held at the beginning and end of each shift to allow team members to exchange information and the team leader to make changes in the nursing care plan for any patient. Compare primary nursing.

team nurs·ing

(tēm nŭrs'ing)
A method of providing nursing services to inpatients in which responsibility for planning and coordination of care is shared by members of a group; the team may include registered nurses, practical nurses, and other nursing personnel, but the team leader is most often a registered nurse.
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