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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Changing practice, saving lives

John, Sherley; Jacob, Merin Thomas; Meskill, Katie; More

Nursing Management. 49(11):12-16, November 2018.

Read how one unit launched its “TakeCAUTIon” change project to achieve a sustained decrease in catheter-associated urinary tract infections as part of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Clinical Scene Investigator Academy.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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 CNO's role in a healthy work environment

Burns, Helene M.; Gonzalez, Judith F. Zedreck; Hoffmann, Rosemary L.; More

Nursing Management. 49(10):22-28, October 2018.

Read about this project that assessed CNOs' understanding of a healthy work environment (HWE) and provided a toolkit with suggestions to nurture and engage in HWE initiatives.

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.

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?

Population health of refugees in rural communities

Longoria, Yessenia D.

Nursing Management. 49(10):16-21, October 2018.

Discover how one health system in the Texas panhandle embraced population health and learn what nurses and nurse leaders need to know when taking care of refugees in rural America.

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.

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.

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.

Type 2 diabetes: Growing to epic proportions

Lawrence, Wanda; Conrad, Sharyn; Moore, Ann S.

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 43(1):20-25, January 2012.

In the first article of this series, review how you can educate patients about preventing type 2 diabetes and its complications.

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.

Value analysis and nursing leadership: Powerful collaboration in the new financial paradigm

Russell, James

Nursing Management. 49(9):40-44, September 2018.

Learn how to implement value analysis into nursing practice, which can dramatically affect a facility's bottom line and enable you to continue doing the work you love.

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.

Blame: What does it look like?

Duthie, Elizabeth A.

Nursing Management. 49(11):18-21, November 2018.

Blame is out; accountability is in. Learn how to distinguish between the two through the application of a medication error case study.

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.

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.

The "Dance of Caring Persons"

Pross, Elizabeth; Hilton, Nancy; Boykin, Anne; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 42(10):25-30, October 2011.

Creating a culture where each person is respected, valued, and celebrated shapes an environment that can transform an organization.

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.

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.

Communicating with empathy in a world of polarity conflict

Stuart, Wilma; Moore, Bridget

Nursing Management. 49(8):16-23, August 2018.

Learn how to recognize polarities through the lens of empathy, which can help leaders balance the needs of a complex work environment.

Clinical decision support: Are we realizing the promise?

Sensmeier, Joyce

Nursing Management. 49(11):8-11, November 2018.

These tools can help clinicians by taking over routine tasks, warning of potential problems, or providing suggestions for the clinical team and patient to consider.