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February 2020 - Volume 51 - Issue 2
pp: 5-1


Pathway to Excellence®

Team Concepts

Evidence-Based Nursing

Wellness Survey 2020

Performance Potential

Leadership Q&A

Theory, nurse decision-making, and practice: What's all the fuss?

Waters, Virginia Lynn

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 51(2):22-28, February 2020.

Theory and practice are tightly woven into most decisions that nurses make, and the impact of those decisions becomes very important when patient outcomes are involved. This literature review explores the application of theory to practice, with a close look at contingency theory and generational identity.

Visitation policies on the adult ICU: Nurses' satisfaction and preferences

DeLano, Alissa R.; Abell, Cathy H.; Main, Maria E.

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 51(2):32-36, February 2020.

Despite emerging literature that supports open visitation on the adult ICU, visitation guidelines and policies vary among facilities. This article describes a study that used a nurse visitation questionnaire and demographic data to examine ICU nurses' satisfaction with current visitation policies.

Integrating call center and clinical communication technology to improve patient access and experience

Blankenship, Ann; Carr, Patricia

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 51(2):38-43, February 2020.

Read how a children's hospital in rural Texas developed a centralized approach to enable transferring facilities to call one phone number to complete the entire transfer approval process, launch the transport and admissions process, and automate the process of getting all the right information to the right people at the right time.

Nursing Management Congress2019 recap

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 51(2):44-47, February 2020.

Review highlights from our annual conference where 1,000 nurse leaders gathered in New Orleans to attend educational sessions, network, and share ideas. See where next year's Congress will be held and save the date!

CE Connection

Resilience as a strategy to survive organizational change

Brown, Robin; Abuatiq, Alham

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 51(2):16-21, February 2020.

In healthcare, change is inevitable—and nurses who work in hospital settings aren't immune to the effects of organizational changes. This article explores the concept of resilience and how resilience training for nurses can help protect against the negative effects of stress caused by these changes.