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Mindfulness to promote nurses' well-being

Penque, Sue

Nursing Management. 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.

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.

Managing interpersonal conflict: Steps for success

Angelo, Elizabeth

Nursing Management. 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.

Be you! Authentic leadership

Raso, Rosanne

Nursing Management. 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.

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.

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

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

Nursing Management. 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.

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.

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.

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

Straw, Christen N.

Nursing Management. 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.

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.

Just culture: It's more than policy

Paradiso, Linda; Sweeney, Nancy

Nursing Management. 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.

A guide to fostering an LGBTQ-inclusive workplace

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

Nursing Management. 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.

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.

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.

Taking nurse staffing research to the unit level

Paulsen, Rebecca A.

Nursing Management. 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.

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.

Patient safety and IT trends

Sensmeier, Joyce

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 46(11):24-26, November 2015.

To realize the benefits of technology, we must identify and analyze the factors that can lead to health IT-related errors.

Dimensions of inclusive care: A young transgender patient sparks the need for an immediate education action plan.

Kroning, Maureen; Green, Jonathan; Kroning, Kayla

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 48(1):22-26, January 2017.

A young transgender patient sparks the need for an immediate education action plan at one hospital. What can you learn from their experience?

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?

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.

Drug diversion detection

Perry, Jason C.; Vandenhouten, Christine L.

Nursing Management. 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.

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.

Active shooter incidents: Awareness and action

Glasofer, Amy; Laskowski-Jones, Linda

Nursing Management. 50(3):18-25, March 2019.

Mass shootings can happen anywhere at any time and can impact healthcare personnel in any setting. This article provides guidance for nurses based on recommendations from the International Nursing Coalition for Mass Casualty Education, best practices, and lessons learned from the experiences of hospitals that have navigated this type of catastrophe.

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.

Leadership at all levels

Porter-O'Grady, Tim

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 42(5):32-37, May 2011.

Developing leadership throughout the nursing field is vital to changing the healthcare system. Are you up for the challenge?

Relational work: At the core of leadership

Cathcart, Eloise Balasco

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 45(3):44-46, March 2014.

A core leadership competency is relational work: the ability to create, sustain, and effectivelymanage relationships with staff members, patients and families, colleagues, and peers.

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.

The opioid crisis: Staff empowerment strategies

Schaefer, Brooke

Nursing Management. 50(4):22-27, April 2019.

With the addiction epidemic becoming larger every day, nurse managers need to be adept at executing versatile approaches to meet the complex needs of these patients and their families. This article reviews the concepts of forgiveness, flexibility, and fortification that can be put into play quickly to improve the care of this patient population.

Principles for sustaining shared/professional governance in nursing

Porter-O'Grady, Tim

Nursing Management. 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.

HCAHPS Series Part 2: Does purposeful leader rounding make a difference?

Winter, Melissa; Tjiong, Linda

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 46(2):26-32, February 2015.

Do patients report higher satisfaction when leaders make rounds? Find out what one organization discovered.

Give the gift of feedback

Cox, Sharon

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 47(5):44-48, May 2016.

The art of giving and receiving feedback is a skill too often neglected. Hone yours using the strategies in this insightful article.

Post hospitalization management of patients with COPD

Blaha, Daniel; Vandenhouten, Christine; Ramirez, Jolene; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 49(1):14-21, January 2018.

Evidence-based approaches to transition management of COPD patients can improve coordination of services and optimize care.

Cultivating a high-performing team

Zwillinger, Elizabeth; Huster, Tammy

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 48(12):26-34, December 2017.

Discover how one group successfully sustained HCAHPS scores in the 99th percentile over 18 quarters.

Dissolving clique behavior

Barton, Sandra A.; Alamri, Majed S.; Cella, Denise; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 42(8):32-37, August 2011.

When cliques exist in the workplace, focus shifts away from the patient—the clique becomes the focus. Staff members' thoughts are preoccupied, and the potential for mistakes heightens. There's less concentration on the patient and nursing duties. Less time is spent in the delivery of patient care, as clique members frequently take longer breaks together. Insufficient numbers of staff who remain on the unit struggle in the absence of these coworkers.

Mapping an innovative future: Pioneering the healing organization

Shanahan, Marie; Andrus, Veda; Leichman, Ann Marie; More

Nursing Management. 49(8):24-31, August 2018.

Read about a 15-year journey that fundamentally changed the organizational culture at a New Jersey hospital using the principles of holism, nurse resilience, presence, integrative therapies, and compassionate care.

Getting accountability right

Cox, Sharon; Beeson, Ginny

Nursing Management. 49(9):24-30, September 2018.

Uncover the reasons why we struggle with accountability and learn about the ideas, tools, and techniques that can help you move from a negative to a positive approach.

The mindful nurse leader: Advancing executive nurse leadership skills through participation in action learning

FitzPatrick, Kate; Doucette, Jeffrey N.; Cotton, Amy; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 47(10):40-45, October 2016.

In this second installment of a three-part series, explore how clinical nurses draw on the power of mindfulness to build their own resiliency while delivering compassionate care.

Nursing social entrepreneurship leads to positive change

Altman, Marian; Brinker, Debbie

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 47(7):28-32, July 2016.

In the final installment of this year's AACN CSI Academy series, we highlight nurses as social entrepreneurs with the capacity to make a sustainable impact on patient outcomes as evidenced by one medical center's 92% reduction in CAUTIs.

Are genetics/genomics competencies essential for all clinical nurses?

Newcomb, Patricia; Behan, Deborah; Sleutel, Martha; More

Nursing Management. 50(1):18-26, January 2019.

Read about a study that describes the current use of genetics/genomics nursing competencies in acute care hospitals and how clinical nurses perceive these competencies.