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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.

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.

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.

Preventing intraoperative positioning injuries

Nursing Management. :9-10, July 2006.

This case study discusses malignant hyperthermia, a rare but potentially deadly disorder that can be triggered by certain anesthetics (isoflurane, halothane, enflurane, sevoflurane, and desflurane) and the skeletal muscle relaxant succinylcholine.

Are you a transformational leader?

Smith, Mary Atkinson

Nursing Management. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Taking nurse staffing research to the unit level

Paulsen, Rebecca A.

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 49(7):42-48, July 2018.

This summary of currently published literature explores gaps that explain why translation of nurse staffing research into clinical practice has been difficult.

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.

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.

The hospital administrative supervisor role: An exploratory examination

Morelock, Skip

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 51(5):22-30, May 2020.

Administrative supervisor responsibilities are highly complex and wide-ranging, a contribution to contemporary healthcare and patient outcomes, organizational efficiencies, and staff engagement that isn't well understood. This article provides a glimpse into the challenges these nurses encounter on a daily basis.

Preventing readmissions with discharge education

Polster, Debra

Nursing Management. 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.

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?

Navigating the peaks to Pathway success

McClarigan, Linda; Mader, David; Reardon, Carrie; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 51(5):38-43, May 2020.

Find out about one healthcare group's Pathway to Excellence® journey and the necessary steps to be successful in maintaining designation.

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.

The mindful nurse leader: Improving processes and outcomes; restoring joy to nursing

Pipe, Teri; FitzPatrick, Kate; Doucette, Jeffrey N.; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 47(9):44-48, September 2016.

The first installment of this three-part series takes a look at how mindful practice can improve processes and outcomes, and restore joy to nursing.

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.

Drug diversion detection

Perry, Jason C.; Vandenhouten, Christine L.

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 50(2):16-21, February 2019.

Drug diversion can jeopardize patient care and safety, and leave healthcare organizations open to legal issues, financial loss, and damage to their reputations. Read how one health system started a quality improvement project to implement diversion detection software.

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.

Impact of group visits on hypertension management and self-efficacy

Malik, Adolf; Sherrod, Dennis; Onsomu, Elijah O.; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 51(5):14-20, May 2020.

Over the past 2 decades, group visits have become a major model of care in the management of chronic diseases such as hypertension. Read about how an outpatient primary care clinic explored the group visit model for hypertension care.

Nurse leader competencies: A toolkit for success

Weber, Emily; Ward, Jacqueline; Walsh, Terese

Nursing Management. 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.

Nurse manager job satisfaction and retention: A home healthcare perspective

Cox, Coleen Arlette

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 50(7):16-23, July 2019.

Read about a study that explored the lived experiences of nurse managers to determine what contributes to their job satisfaction and motivates them to remain in their positions.

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.

Preventing venous thromboembolism

Bartley, Marilyn Kyritsis

Nursing Management. 36(11):24-25, November 2005.

Learn to recognize who's at risk for potentially fatal complications and how to reduce your patient's risks.

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 ethics/advocacy connection

Smith, Mary Atkinson

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 48(8):18-23, August 2017.

What are the ethical leadership qualities that contribute to competent, safe patient care?

Unraveling Guillain-Barrésyndrome

Castro, Maria Christabelle

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 41(8):36-39, August 2010.

Sudden and mysterious, this rare disorder of unknown origin attacks the nervous system. Teach staff members how to bestmonitor these patients.

A multifaceted approach to tackling nurse turnover

Kester, Kelly M.

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 51(6):22-28, June 2020.

Clinical nurse retention is a priority for nursing leaders that requires short- and long-term planning. This article provides nurse managers with effective strategies to improve clinical nurse retention by optimizing local RN staffing and healthy work environments.

The role of the corporate chief nursing officer

Hader, Richard

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 42(6):45-47, June 2011.

To consolidate resources, health systems have createdthe corporate chief nursing officer position. What are the expectations of this role?

SCIP core measures: Deep impact

Drake, Kirsten

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 42(5):24-30, May 2011.

Current SCIP methods are positively impacting healthcare systems. Read how these cost-effective techniques can help you avoid SSIs in your hospital.

Appropriate use of telemetry in the acute care setting

Flanders, Kim; Hudson, Zachary

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 51(5):44-51, May 2020.

This quality improvement project looked at directly aligning the ordering process for telemetry with the American College of Cardiology indications for appropriate telemetry use.

Exemplary leadership: How style and culture predict organizational outcomes

Smith, Candace

Nursing Management. 46(3):47-51, March 2015.

Positively impacting staff engagement and organizational success may rest on the effectivenessof your leadership style.

HAP prevention for nonventilated adults in acute care: Can a structured oral care program reduce infection incidence?

Talley, Louise; Lamb, Jennifer; Harl, Jami; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 47(12):42-48, December 2016.

Review the efficacy of an oral care program in reducing hospital-acquired pneumonia incidence in nonventilated stroke and medical-surgical patients.

Ripple effect: Shared governance and nurse engagement

Ong, Allison; Short, Nancy; Radovich, Patricia; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 48(10):28-34, October 2017.

This evidence-based quality improvement project evaluates the influence of a shared governance environment on RN engagement and turnover rates.

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.

Improving real-time vital signs documentation

Fuller, Tina; Fox, Becky; Lake, Donna; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 49(1):28-33, January 2018.

This quality improvement project set out to increase real-time collection and documentation of vital signs data by using interfaced mobile vital signs machines. Did it succeed?

Straight talk: Nurse manager role stress

Loveridge, Stephanie

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 48(4):20-27, April 2017.

What did the 12 participants of this qualitative study have to say about the stressors and joys of the job?

An introduction to project management

Guanci, Gen; Bjork, Chris

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 50(10):20-26, October 2019.

Often, individuals are identified to lead projects despite having little orno experience in effective project management. This article provides an overview of the formal project management process, with tips you can apply to the next project you manage.

The emergency, trauma, and transport nursing workforce: Highlights of a benchmark 2019 survey

Schumaker, Janie; Taylor, William; McGonigle, Tim

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 50(12):20-32, December 2019.

This article highlights major findings from the 2019 Emergency/Trauma/Transport Nursing Workforce Survey, which was developed to profile today's emergency nurses and help identify specific resources necessary to ensure a sufficient, well-prepared, and well-supported future workforce.