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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Succession planning for organizational stability

Martin, Christina M.; O'Shea, Kristen

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 52(4):12-20, April 2021.

Learn how an eight-hospital healthcare system developed a successful succession plan by implementing two professional development pathways to both attract and retain clinical nurses and nurse leaders.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A blueprint for leadership during COVID-19

Rosa, William E.; Schlak, Amelia E.; Rushton, Cynda H.

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 51(8):28-34, August 2020.

This article discusses burnout and moral distress among nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic and suggests institutional policy recommendations to support nurses not only during this crisis, but also during future pandemics and health disasters.

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.

SOS in a pandemic: Staffing strategies for COVID-19

Moorer, Amanda; Klatt, Elizabeth; Thornton, Olivia; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 52(4):22-30, April 2021.

In spring 2020, a large healthcare system spanning various state regions admitted over one-third of the state's COVID-positive patients. Learn how they developed an operational framework to effectively use all system RNs to address the ever-changing dynamic of frontline staffing.

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?

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Nurse perceptions of traditional and bedside shift report

Small, Deborah C.; Fitzpatrick, Joyce J.

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 48(2):44-49, February 2017.

This study used survey results to compare nurses' attitudes about traditional shift report versus a structured bedside shift report.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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 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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Establishing a nurse residency program to boost new graduate nurse retention

Wolford, Julie; Hampton, Debra; Tharp-Barrie, Kim; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 50(3):44-49, March 2019.

This article explores a study to evaluate the effectiveness of a nurse residency program on less-than-1-year RN turnover and work engagement and quantify the program's return on investment.

Facilitating successful online meetings in healthcare

Sherrod, Dennis; Holland, Cecil

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 52(4):40-45, April 2021.

Nurse managers are increasingly using online meetings via electronic video and audio applications to communicate with nursing staff and other members of the healthcare delivery team. Here are several strategies for ensuring successful online meetings.

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.

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.

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.

Psychological safety on the healthcare team

Pfeifer, Lauren E.; Vessey, Judith A.

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 50(8):32-38, August 2019.

For patients to receive optimal care that integrates the specialized knowledge of all team members, each party needs to feel free to voice their concerns and engage in skilled communication without fear of reprisal. Learn how to promote psychological safety among team members to positively transform the work environment and improve patient care.

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.

Acuity-based staffing: Reducing costs, increasing quality

Nguyen, Abby

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 46(1):35-39, January 2015.

Follow how one organization recognized the connection between staffing and outcomes to improve their policies.

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.