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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

The state of nurse leader wellness: Results of the Nursing Management Wellness Survey

Raso, Rosanne

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 49(2):24-31, February 2018.

Over 1,000 nurses responded to our 2017 Wellness Survey, and the results are in. Find out how your colleagues from around the world deal with balancing well-being and workplace stress.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Establishing a nurse residency program to boost new graduate nurse retention

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

Nursing Management. 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.

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?

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

Geyer, Katherine; Altman, Marian

Nursing Management. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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