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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Exemplary leadership: How style and culture predict organizational outcomes

Smith, Candace

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 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.

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.

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.

Virtual care: The time is now

Sensmeier, Joyce

Nursing Management. 50(2):22-26, February 2019.

Learn all about recent advances in telehealth and how it can enable access to healthcare that isn't limited by time, place, or the availability of skilled healthcare professionals.

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.

Want to create lasting change? It's all about that base

Geyer, Katherine; Altman, Marian

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 47(3):34-38, March 2016.

Learn about effective change management from one AACN CSI Academy team's journey to implement an early progressive mobility initiative.

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.

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.

2018 Visionary Leader Lori A. Colineri

Zavotsky, Kathleen Evanovich; Easter, Kathy

Nursing Management. 50(1):13-16, January 2019.

Meet our newest winner, Lori A. Colineri, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, who was recognized at Nursing Management Congress2018 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nursing resource pool residency program: Implications for practice

McDonald, Rachel M.; Brooks, Kirk A.; Cline, Debbie; More

Nursing Management. 50(1):42-50, January 2019.

Discover how a residency program focused on the integration of residents into a hospital-wide float pool to support inpatient oncology nursing can be a model for introducing new graduate nurses into float pools across practice settings.

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.

Nurse manager self-reported competency levels

Flatekval, Anne Marie; Corbo, Sally Ann

Nursing Management. 50(2):28-33, February 2019.

This article describes a pilot study at a large medical center that utilized the Nurse Manager Skills Inventory Tool to measure self-reported competency levels for nurse leaders before and after a leadership development program.

The "makings" of a good manager

Tuazon, Nelson

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 40(8):52-53, August 2009.

One of the traps of succession planning is that we promote the best clinicians, thinking they'll be great managers. But this isn't alwaysthe case.

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?

Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence

Sensmeier, Joyce

Nursing Management. 48(11):14-19, November 2017.

The data-rich nature of healthcare makes it the perfect stage to transform numbers into actionable information that improves patient care.

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.

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.

Specialty certification: Nurses' perceived value and barriers

Garrison, Elisabeth; Schulz, Carol; Nelson, Christa; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 49(5):42-47, May 2018.

Learn about this project to uncover nurses' perceived value of certification and promote the professional development of clinical nurses through specialty certification.

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?

Do No Harm: Our duty to report

Dunn, Debra

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 41(6):38-43, June 2010.

Nurses are the final checkpoint for providing safe care and have a moral obligation to uphold trust within the patient relationship.

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.

The mindful nurse leader: Key take-away Go slow before you go fast

Doucette, Jeffrey N.; Cotton, Amy; Arnow, Debra; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 47(11):44-48, November 2016.

The final installment in this three-part series explores leadership lessons learned from the project, through a team and an individual perspective.

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.

Behold the power of a portfolio

Jackson, René

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 35(1):12, April 2004.

Travel nurses build portfolios that follow them to each location. Find out how documentation, or its absence, can indicate competency.

Behavioral challenges: A novel approach to mental health workers in medical nursing

Rosenthal, Nadine; Brown, Asmin; Mohammed, Natalie; More

Nursing Management. 49(12):22-29, December 2018.

Read about one unit's experience with mental health workers imbedded in medical unit staffing patterns in an urban academic medical center.

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.