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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The emerging principles and practices of appreciative leadership

Porter-O'Grady, Tim; Malloch, Kathy

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 52(9):16-22, September 2021.

Discover a new framework for leadership in which appreciative leaders manage the movement of the system, including its people and resources, toward a healthier, stronger, and more sustainable future.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Workplace culture and patient outcomes: What's the connection?

Hahtela, Nina; McCormack, Brendan; Doran, Diane; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 48(12):36-44, December 2017.

This study explores the link between unit-level work environment and nursing-sensitive outcomes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

How much time do nurses spend using electronic devices at work?

Sun, Carolyn; Cato, Kenrick

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 51(3):22-29, March 2020.

Read the results of the Patient Care and Tracking Increasing Electronics in Nurses' Use of Time, or PATIENT, study, which describes the role that electronic devices play in facilitating or inhibiting nursing workflow and surveillance, as well as their relationship to patient falls.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Authentic caring: Rediscover the essence of nursing

McClendon, Pat

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 48(10):36-41, October 2017.

Scripted, formulaic encounters have become dominant in today's healthcare landscape. Boost patient and nurse satisfaction rates with an authentic caring approach to patient care.

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.

The impact of an emotional intelligence training program on transformational leadership

Frias, Audrey; Hampton, Debra; Tharp-Barrie, Kim; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 52(2):18-25, February 2021.

Evidence shows that emotional intelligence (EI) is a strong predictor of leader success. Read about a healthcare system that evaluated the effect of an EI training program on EI scores and leadership styles among nurse managers.

Healthcare quality improvement: Then and now

Schroeder, Patricia; Parisi, Lenard L.; Foster, Rhonda

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 50(9):20-25, September 2019.

Healthcare quality improvement (QI) has come a long way, but with all of our commitment to and resources for QI and patient safety activities across US health systems, why isn't healthcare delivery more safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Daring greatly: Building a coalition for a successful virtual Magnet® site visit during a pandemic

Stephens, Katie; Borgueta, Elizabeth; Nawabi, Tiffany; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 52(9):24-29, September 2021.

Read about how a large urban medical center used collaborative taskforces to ready its staff to welcome Magnet appraisers virtually.