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Just culture: It's more than policy

Paradiso, Linda; Sweeney, Nancy

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 50(6):38-45, June 2019.

A study at a large, urban teaching hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., examined the relationship between trust, just culture, and error reporting. Find out the results, which offer practical implications to consider to improve trust in leaders.

Strategies for overcoming language barriers in healthcare

Squires, Allison

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 49(4):20-27, April 2018.

Language barriers between nurses and patients can affect patient care. Follow these practice-based strategies to improve outcomes and reduce readmissions.

Are you a transformational leader?

Smith, Mary Atkinson

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 42(9):44-50, September 2011.

Transformational leadership inspires others to discover meaning and purpose in relation to their work, in addition to growth and maturity.

Leading change with ADKAR

Wong, Quyen; Lacombe, Meredyth; Keller, Ronald; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 50(4):28-35, April 2019.

Read about how a Magnet®-recognized academic medical center moved over 1,000 clinicians into a new facility using transformational leadership and an evidence-based change management model to guide staff through the complexity of the transition.

Managing interpersonal conflict: Steps for success

Angelo, Elizabeth

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 50(6):22-28, June 2019.

Dealing with difficult personalities is a part of every nurse leader's career. Like many aspects of leadership, having a thoughtful and consistent approach can make all the difference. This article shares tips for effectively navigating interpersonal conflict.

How artificial intelligence is changing nursing

Robert, Nancy

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 50(9):30-39, September 2019.

This article provides an overview of artificial intelligence (AI), including how AI algorithms and robots are altering the nurse's role and the challenges facing the nursing profession as AI is integrated into healthcare delivery.

The secrets to successful nurse bedside shift report implementation and sustainability

Dorvil, Boryana

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 49(6):20-25, June 2018.

This literature review looks at articles on bedside shift report initiatives and offers strategies that may lead to sustained practice.

Depression and anxiety prevalence in nursing staff during the COVID-19 pandemic

Serrano, Jan; Hassamal, Sameer; Hassamal, Sunita; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 52(6):24-32, June 2021.

This article reviews a study to determine the effects of COVID-19 on the rate of depression and anxiety in nurses and to identify potential strategies that nurse leaders can implement to reduce depression and anxiety in their staff.

Developing a staffing plan to meet inpatient unit needs

Hunt, Pamela S.

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 49(5):24-31, May 2018.

This first in a two-part series discusses the process for calculating the number of full-time equivalents on your current schedule and to cover mode volume.

Update: Stroke guidelines

Davis, Charlotte; Lockhart, Lisa

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 47(2):24-33, February 2016.

Use this article to increase your facility's stroke assessment proficiency and adhere to the 2015 AHA/ASA stroke guidelines.

Nurse leader impact: A review

Hughes, Victoria

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 50(4):42-49, April 2019.

The National Academy of Medicine has advocated for a new level of nursing leadership and recommends that efforts be made to “expand opportunities for nurses to lead and diffuse collaborative improvement efforts.” This article provides an overview of the literature published between 2008 and 2018 to showcase the impact of nurse leaders on nursing and patient outcomes.

Suicide risk assessment and prevention

Smith, Erin Murphy

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 49(11):22-30, November 2018.

Review concrete steps that you and your staff members can take to diminish the risk of patient suicide attempts.

Human trafficking: Impact, identification, and intervention

Byrne, Melissa; Parsh, Sophia; Parsh, Bridget

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 50(8):18-24, August 2019.

Caring for a victim of human trafficking can be traumatic, so nurse leaders must ensure that staff members are educated on how to identify and report human trafficking and connect patients with services and support systems. With proper training and support, staff members can rise to this challenging, and often difficult, facet of practice.

Using systems thinking to envision quality and safety in healthcare

Stalter, Ann M.; Mota, Altagracia

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 49(2):32-39, February 2018.

Consider these evidence-based strategies to empower clinical nurses by utilizing Quality and Safety Education for Nurses competencies and systems thinking to improve outcomes.

The evolution of evidence-based practice

McMenamin, Amy; Sun, Carolyn; Prufeta, Patricia; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 50(9):14-19, September 2019.

From Florence Nightingale to the present, evidence-based practice (EBP) has played a critical role in professional nursing. Discover how EBP has progressed from the 1970s to today.

Engagement and retention in float pools: Keeping the team above water

Straw, Christen N.

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 49(10):30-36, October 2018.

This article describes one organization's investment and yearlong effort to build a cohesive, highly skilled, and cost-effective float pool team at a large, urban academic medical center.

Mindfulness to promote nurses' well-being

Penque, Sue

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 50(5):38-44, May 2019.

Find out how one hospital introduced a mindfulness-based stress reduction program to increase work satisfaction and decrease burnout.

Transforming clinical data into wisdom: Artificial intelligence implications for nurse leaders

Cato, Kenrick D.; McGrow, Kathleen; Rossetti, Sarah Collins

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 51(11):24-30, November 2020.

Recently, there's been a dramatic rise in artificial intelligence (AI) research in healthcare. This article explains the key concepts of AI and clinical decision support with examples of real-world applications in clinical and operational scenarios.

Leadership strategies to support resilience

Paine, Katee; Prochnow, Jenny A.

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 53(4):12-19, April 2022.

An integrative literature review reveals five key recommendations and associated strategies nurse leaders can use to boost resilience in their team members.

Nurse leader emotional intelligence: How does it affect clinical nurse job satisfaction?

Coladonato, Angela R.; Manning, Mary Lou

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 48(9):26-32, September 2017.

This article investigates the extent to which nurse manager emotional intelligence predicts clinical nurse job satisfaction rates.

Principles for sustaining shared/professional governance in nursing

Porter-O'Grady, Tim

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 50(1):36-41, January 2019.

Learn about the three fundamental principles that both affirm and validate the presence of effective and sustainable nursing professional governance structures and practices.

Meeting the measurements of inpatient staffing productivity

Hunt, Pamela S.; Hartman, Denise

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 49(6):26-33, June 2018.

The second installment of our two-part series discusses how productivity is calculated and shares ideas on how to keep your team in the green.

Decreasing workplace incivility

Warrner, Judith; Sommers, Kathleen; Zappa, Mary; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 47(1):22-30, January 2016.

Take inspiration from one facility's quality improvement project and empower yourself to tackle these devastating behaviors head on.

Be you! Authentic leadership

Raso, Rosanne

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 50(5):18-25, May 2019.

Characteristics of an authentic leader include honesty, trust, and integrity. Explore how this leadership style can have a positive impact on practice and a hand in creating a healthy work environment.

Advanced nursing practice roles: Closing the knowledge gap

Ko, Arthur; Burson, Rosanne; Mianecki, Therese

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 50(3):26-36, March 2019.

To realize organizational goals centered on cost and quality, healthcare leaders should understand the potential of and provide support for advanced nursing roles. This research project assessed participants' understanding of the distinction between APRN and clinical nurse leader roles, as well as the roles of doctorally prepared nurses.

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.

Creating cultures of safety: Risk management challenges and strategies

Raso, Rosanne; Gulinello, Carol

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 41(12):26-33, December 2010.

Do you know your responsibilities in directing patient care and influencing change, from a risk perspective?

Standout nurse leaders...What's in the research?

Hughes, Vickie

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 48(9):16-24, September 2017.

Countless studies aim to uncover the characteristics of great nurse leaders. Here, learn what these invaluable individuals have in common.

Strategic planning: A collaborative process

Wright, Patricia

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 51(4):40-47, April 2020.

One notable criticism of the strategic planning process is that it has traditionally been the work of upper management exclusively, with most employees detached from goals and outcomes. In this article, a theoretical model is presented and applied to hospice strategic planning.

Trauma-informed leadership and posttraumatic growth

Koloroutis, Mary; Pole, Michele

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 52(12):28-34, December 2021.

Trauma-informed leaders recognize that people, including themselves, will struggle due to traumatic experiences and they respond with compassion and empathy. Join the authors as they share what they've learned from listening to the experiences of more than 100 healthcare leaders from the beginning months of the pandemic to our current state.

Best practices for burnout self-care

Roux, Nikki; Benita, Tiffany

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 51(10):30-35, October 2020.

Burnout is increasingly becoming a concern among healthcare professionals around the world. Identifying possible burnout in your healthcare team or educating healthcare professionals about how to recognize burnout in themselves is the first step to equipping them with the resources they need.

Nurse leader training and strength-based coaching: Impact on leadership style and resiliency

Spiva, LeeAnna; Hedenstrom, Lisa; Ballard, Nancy; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 52(10):42-50, October 2021.

Find out how one healthcare organization implemented a comprehensive training program, including strength-based coaching, to foster leadership competencies and skill development, promote the organization's resiliency program, and nurture personal wellness.

Preventing readmissions with discharge education

Polster, Debra

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 46(10):30-37, October 2015.

Literacy, cognition, education level, socioeconomic status, and level of social support all contribute to a patient's adherence to discharge instructions. Careful attention to providing an individualized care plan sets patients up for success.

Self-leadership strategies for nurse managers

Goldsby, Elizabeth A.; Goldsby, Michael G.; Neck, Christopher P.

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 51(3):34-40, March 2020.

Self-defeating thinking is a common challenge that stands in the way of nurse managers progressing their units toward desired objectives. This article offers approaches that can help you recognize and change dysfunctional thought patterns, paving the way for more constructive healthcare environments.

Nurse leader competencies: A toolkit for success

Weber, Emily; Ward, Jacqueline; Walsh, Terese

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 46(12):47-50, December 2015.

By introducing two new nurse leader roles, redefining key competencies, and implementinga 2-year training program, this organization is ensuring its future nursing leadership pipeline.

Charge nurse development: What does the literature say?

Delamater, Liesel; Hall, Norma

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 49(7):34-40, July 2018.

Review studies related to the training of clinical nurses as unit-based leaders in the charge nurse role.

A guide to fostering an LGBTQ-inclusive workplace

Lim, Fidelindo; Jones, Paul Andrew; Paguirigan, Medel

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 50(6):46-53, June 2019.

The ongoing discourse on LGBTQ health has been centered on improving patient outcomes; little attention is given to exploring the experiences of LGBTQ healthcare professionals. This article offers an actionable discussion on how to create an LGBTQ-inclusive work environment for all healthcare workers.

Nurses transforming systems of care: The bicentennial of Florence Nightingale's legacy

Reinking, Cheryl

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 51(5):32-37, May 2020.

Lessons from Florence Nightingale are just as relevant today as they were more than 150 years ago. Learn how nurse leaders can follow her lead and embrace the importance of nurturing highly motivated nurses who are critical thinkers.

The key to improving clinical handover practices

Moss, Sandra; Mitchell, Marion; Thomson, Angela; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 48(11):45-51, November 2017.

This quality improvement project increased clinician communication and decreased adverse patient incidents.

Cultivating a culture of innovation

Sensmeier, Joyce

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 50(11):6-12, November 2019.

Healthcare innovation can be exciting and invigorating yet intimidating. This article provides practical guidance, tools, resources, and insights that will inspire nurses to begin their innovation journey.

Nurse experience during the COVID-19 pandemic: Implications for nurse leaders

Roe, Elizabeth; Decker, Sally; Marks, Kristine; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 53(5):8-17, May 2022.

Results of a two-question survey of nurses at one hospital identified 5 clear themes related to nurses' experiences during the pandemic and 7 areas for improvement, providing potential strategies for nurse leaders.

Leadership practices for healthy work environments

Shirey, Maria R.

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 48(5):42-50, May 2017.

Consistently applying these evidence-based principles will help you support and maintain a better work setting.

Practice models: A concept analysis

Chamberlain, Barbara; Bersick, Eileen; Cole, Donna; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 44(10):16-18, October 2013.