November 2017 - Volume 47 - Issue 11

  • Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN
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​Dear Nurse Leaders,

The November issue of JONA contains a collection of articles exploring emerging topics including safe opioid practices, end of life care and acuity adaptable units in rural settings. 

In the ​article "Addressing Safe Opioid Monitoring Practices using an Interprofessional Approach", Dr. Marianne Durham and her co-authors present the outcomes of a project to increase knowledge related to opioids and to improve adherence to sedation monitoring and assessment practices using an interprofessional approach. New enhanced pain management standards are being introduced by The Joint Commission in January of 2018. A part of the expectation is to promote safe use and using a leadership team to be responsible for pain management and safe opioid prescribing. This article used the interprofessional team to move through this improvement process to develop monitoring and an educational intervention. 

In "Exploring Acuity-Adaptable Care in a Rural Hospital", Tonya Sosebee, MSN, RN, and her co-authors present a study focused on patients admitted to a rural hospital's intensive care unit where acuity adaptable beds were available as well as traditional ICU beds. The article points out some issues with managing acuity adaptable beds that emerged from their study. 

Dr. Eric Anderson and his co-authors present "Combining Best Practices and Patient, Caregiver, and Healthcare Provider Perspectives for Late-Life Supportive Care: LifeCourse". This article describes a project applying palliative care practices including whole-person care, alignment of care with personal goals, family-oriented care, and use of a lay healthcare worker. 

Melora Ferren, MSN, RN-BC, the Social Media Coordinator for JONA is posts a topic weekly on Twitter highlighting a topic from the journal. The Twitter address for JONA is #JONANurseLeader.  

I am presenting at several professional meetings over the next few months and I hope to have the opportunity to meet many of you. Based on the topic I am speaking about, there will be some articles identified each month available for free related to the presentations. For the month of November, the articles are supporting nurse engagement. 

Thanks for the emails I receive exploring interest in a topic for possible submission. You can reach me at Please refer to the Guidelines for Authors located at for guidance about manuscript development and citation information.




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Clinical Effectiveness and Cost of a Hospital-Based Fall Prevention Intervention: The Importance of Time Nurses Spend on the Front Line of Implementation

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Journal of Nursing Administration. 47(11):571-580, November 2017.


  • Incorporating Nurse Input and Evidence into a Newly Designed Unit to Improve Patient and Nursing Outcomes
  • The Impact of an Electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR) and Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) on Nurse Extender and Unit Clerk Staffing
  • Quantifying Missed Nursing Care Using the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey
  • Social Return on Investment: A New Approach to Understanding and Advocating for Value in Healthcare
  • An Academic-Practice Partnership Model to Grow and Sustain Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Factors Associated with the Implementation of a Nurse Staffing Directive
  • Magnet Enculturation
  • RN and Nursing Assistant Perceptions of Limited English-Proficient Patient-Clinician Communication
  • Bringing the OhioHealth Nursing Strategic Plan to Life with the AONE Care Innovation and Transformation Program
  • A Two-Pronged Approach to Retaining Millennial Nurses
  • Using Simulation to Hardwire Bedside Shift Report
  • EditorialThank You for 2017