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Partnering for Change

Burke, Wendy BSN, RN; McLaughlin, Debbie MS, BSN, RN

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: February 2013 - Volume 113 - Issue 2 - p 47,51
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000426690.73460.d7
Perspectives On Leadership

Nurse leaders and telemetry unit staff work together to change the way nurses conduct shift report.

This is the first article in a new series on leadership, coordinated by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), highlighting how nurses are leading change efforts in hospitals. It describes work done in conjunction with the AONE's Care Innovation and Transformation initiative, which provides leadership development and educational opportunities to nurse managers and staff aimed at supporting nurses at the point of care in making changes to improve the quality and safety of patient care.

The first article in a new series on leadership describes how one hospital's nurse leaders and staff worked together to change the way nurses conduct shift report.

Wendy Burke is the RN nurse manager in the telemetry unit and Debbie McLaughlin is the nursing director of the telemetry and pulmonary care units at Concord Hospital, Concord, New Hampshire. Contact author: Debbie McLaughlin, The authors have disclosed no conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.