Men in Nursing
Men in Nursing 2020 – Resource Team Director, Adam Fronczek, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Los Angeles
Looking back on this year, what have been the biggest changes in your practice?
The Resource Team, also known as the float team, fills inpatient staffing shortages at both Santa Monica and Reagan hospitals. During the pandemic, we’ve been especially busy ensuring adequate staffing in the health system. Our team’s intensive care nurses have been providing additional support for the medical intensive care unit (MICU) taking care of COVID-19 patients, giving the MICU nurses a reprieve from their daily workload.
We have also had to completely transform the way we conduct meetings and daily communications. We now hold unit practice council and monthly staff meetings through Zoom. Now that staff no longer have to commute to work for only a one- or two-hour meeting, we’ve actually seen an increase in attendance and participation.