Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children have established a strong nursing culture based on the concept of primary nursing-a philosophy that gives nurses the authority and opportunity to assume care for their patients from admission to discharge. Primary nurses at Tufts Medical Center have the benefits of the resources and broad interdisciplinary expertise of a major academic medical center at their disposal, as well as a focus on patient centered care typically found in the community hospital setting.
Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital nurses work with other experienced healthcare professionals to provide a continuity of care that enhances their patients' outcomes, the family experience with care, and their own professional achievements. Primary nursing is the essence of the nursing profession and one of the greatest opportunities to impact the health and well being of patients and their families.
Nurses at Tufts Medical Center voice collegial relationships with fellow nurses, physicians and ancillary care providers as well as the small and familiar environment and strong support systems as reasons why they practice here. "We support each other and help each other out. I work with a high level of skilled and knowledgeable nurses. Our goal is to provide our patients in oncology with the best care they need and we don't compromise."
In our highly technical, fast paced cardiothoracic unit, the clinical educator remarked "nurses here are the best of the best; they are highly skilled, very smart and compassionate nurses. They not only understand the complex physical and emotional state their patients are in, but are very proficient in the multitude of sophisticated and intricate devices which are vital to the stability and care of the patient."
Individual care in a family atmosphere makes a difference to our patients and their families. Taking the time to talk and be with the patient in addition to providing exemplary care is key to how nursing care is delivered at Tufts Medical Center. In pediatrics a teenaged patient remarked "I don't pretend to know what nurses do but I do know that I feel better when you are on." Nursing care at Tufts Medical Center is the best of the best.
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