The synergy model can be applied to many clinical situations. As nursing leaders evolve, competencies required to effectively respond to unexpected events silently develop. Applying the Synergy Model to this exemplar helped to articulate the charge nursing's leadership in ensuring a safe practice environment. The model provides a framework to more fully describe the multiple dimensions of a charge nurse's role, and acknowledges the richness of knowledge and competence that charge nurses often contribute to complex clinical situations.

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