|Example of the operationalization of one of the five indicators used to measure the capacity for innovation|
|Availability of technologies (4 items)||- Availability of advanced information technologies (computerized nursing chart);|
|- Automative drug distribution system (e.g. Pyxis));|
|- Therapeutic nursing plan implemented and widely used;|
|- Availability of basic equipment (patient lift; electric beds, alternating-pressure mattresses, sphygmomanometers)|
|This marker was rated “strong” for a unit when three of the four identified tracers were assessed as being present in the unit based on interview transcripts|
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