Skip Navigation LinksHome > April 2014 - Volume 44 - Issue 4 > Pod Nursing on a Medical/Surgical Unit: Implementation and O...
Journal of Nursing Administration:
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000051

Pod Nursing on a Medical/Surgical Unit: Implementation and Outcomes Evaluation

Friese, Christopher R. PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN; Grunawalt, Julie C. MS, RN, GCNS-BC; Bhullar, Sara PhD, MS, RN; Bihlmeyer, Karen BSN, RN; Chang, Robert MD; Wood, Winnie MSN, RN

Supplemental Author Material
Collapse Box


A medical/surgical unit at the University of Michigan Health System implemented a pod nursing model of care to improve efficiency and patient and staff satisfaction. One centralized station was replaced with 4 satellites and supplies were relocated next to patient rooms. Patients were assigned to 2 nurses who worked as partners. Three patient (satisfaction, call lights, and falls) and nurse (satisfaction and overtime) outcomes improved after implementation. Efforts should be focused on addressing patient acuity imbalances across assignments and strengthening communication among the healthcare team. Studies are needed to test the model in larger and more diverse settings.

© 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins



Article Tools


Article Level Metrics