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1. Nurse leaders play a key role in creating and maintaining budgets.

  • Who creates the budget in your clinical practice?
  • Do multiple leaders and managers contribute to a team approach?

An increase in patients to the unit and overstocking a patient’s room are two common ways supplies can run low.  The need for an increase in supplies is not budgeted.

  • Who absorbs the cost of overstocking supplies in a patient’s room?
  • As the nurse leader, how do you address the supply shortage? 

Staffing needs are expensive:

  • What is the costliest solution when staffing needs are not being met for the nursing department?
  • Why does this source of man-hours come at such a high cost?