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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Courageous leadership for a culture of emotional safety

Tye, Joe; Hanrahan, Kirsten; Edmonds, Stephanie; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 53(11):16-23, November 2022.

Addressing the leadership imperative to create a culture of emotional safety in healthcare organizations, the authors distinguish emotional safety from psychological safety, share leadership strategies to promote emotional safety by building a culture of ownership, and suggest areas needed for further research.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rebuilding trust in just culture

Paradiso, Linda

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 53(11):6-14, November 2022.

Even before RaDonda Vaught was found guilty of criminally negligent homicide, nurses were fearful of being held individually accountable for systemic errors. Leaders are now faced with repairing the loss of faith in just culture. This article provides an understanding of the erosion of just culture and interventions needed to improve trust.

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.

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.

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.

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.

An introduction to project management

Guanci, Gen; Bjork, Chris

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 50(10):20-26, October 2019.

Often, individuals are identified to lead projects despite having little orno experience in effective project management. This article provides an overview of the formal project management process, with tips you can apply to the next project you manage.

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.

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.

Pursuing zero harm from patient falls: One organization's initiatives along the way

Cochran, Lynn; Foley, Patricia

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 53(11):24-33, November 2022.

This article details a multi-year journey to reduce patient falls and injuries in a community hospital setting. A variety of initiatives were implemented based on the organization's fall data, including an innovative approach to patient surveillance using commercial cameras and electronic tablets.

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.

Authentic leadership: Does it relate to job satisfaction and engagement?

Lindsay, Sandra L.; Mathieson, Kathleen M.

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 53(6):24-30, June 2022.

This quantitative correlational study finds that job satisfaction and engagement are positively influenced by nurses' perceptions of authentic leadership, providing support for teaching a relational style of leadership in evidence-based training programs for current and future nurse leaders.

Nurse experience during the COVID-19 pandemic: Implications for nurse leaders

Roe, Elizabeth; Decker, Sally; Marks, Kristine; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 53(5):8-17, May 2022.

Results of a two-question survey of nurses at one hospital identified 5 clear themes related to nurses' experiences during the pandemic and 7 areas for improvement, providing potential strategies for nurse leaders.

Quality improvement engagement: Barriers and facilitators

Blok, Amanda C.; Alexander, Catherine C.; Tschannen, Dana; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 53(3):16-24, March 2022.

Recent reports indicate that engagement in QI is low among frontline nurses. Using a national sample, researchers identified barriers to and facilitators of engagement in QI by nursing role to inform future engagement strategies.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Patients' perceptions of care provided by nurses with visible tattoos

Nease, Beth; Hester, Susan W.; Cassada, Aileen M.; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 52(3):44-50, March 2021.

Do visible tattoos on nurses affect how patients perceive their care? The authors present the results of a study examining patients' perceptions of care provided by nurses with visible tattoos in the adult acute care inpatient and ED settings.

Leadership strategies to support resilience

Paine, Katee; Prochnow, Jenny A.

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 53(4):12-19, April 2022.

An integrative literature review reveals five key recommendations and associated strategies nurse leaders can use to boost resilience in their team members.

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.

Second victim support programs for healthcare organizations

Stone, Misty

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 51(6):38-45, June 2020.

This integrative literature review describes the types of second victim support programs offered by healthcare organizations to understand how best to assist second victims and highlight effective evidence-based strategies.

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.

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.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion: Intersection with quality improvement

Sanchez, Michelle

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 52(5):14-21, May 2021.

This article offers historical and current perspectives; definitions of equity, diversity, and inclusion principles; and action steps for nurse leaders and quality professionals to unite inclusion and quality improvement.

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.

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.

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.

Resiliency and the nurse leader: The importance of equanimity, optimism, and perseverance

Stagman-Tyrer, Dawn

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 45(6):46-50, June 2014.

Nurse leaders constantly face challenges. Embracing these struggles builds character and resilience.

Nurse manager job satisfaction and retention: A home healthcare perspective

Cox, Coleen Arlette

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 50(7):16-23, July 2019.

Read about a study that explored the lived experiences of nurse managers to determine what contributes to their job satisfaction and motivates them to remain in their positions.

Enhancing workforce diversity by supporting the transition of internationally educated nurses

Rovito, Kathy; Kless, Adam; Costantini, Shari Dingle

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 53(2):20-27, February 2022.

Read about a study that explored nurse leaders' perspectives on the clinical performance of internationally educated nurses who completed a transitions program to support their acculturation to the US.

Drug diversion program: A comprehensive process for prevention and identification

Tellson, Alaina; Zetzsche, Michael J.; Caauwe, Laverne James; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 53(2):12-19, February 2022.

This article takes a closer look at the causes and effects of drug diversion in the healthcare industry and discusses the implementation and development of a drug diversion program at a large healthcare system.

More than signing: Communicating with the deaf

Shuler, Gregory K.; Mistler, Lisa A.; Torrey, Kathleen; More

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 45(3):20-27, March 2014.

Are you aware of the laws and rules in place to improve communication with the deaf andhard of hearing? Read this article to learn more.

Resilience as a strategy to survive organizational change

Brown, Robin; Abuatiq, Alham

Nursing Management (Springhouse). 51(2):16-21, February 2020.

In healthcare, change is inevitable—and nurses who work in hospital settings aren't immune to the effects of organizational changes. This article explores the concept of resilience and how resilience training for nurses can help protect against the negative effects of stress caused by these changes.