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December 2016 - Volume 47 - Issue 12
pp: 1-56


Team Concepts

Performance Potential

Leadership Q&A

CE Connection: Safety solutions: Mental health

Screen and intervene: Depression's effect on CHF readmission

Linder, Sarah R.; Lizer, Shannon; Doughty, Andrea

Nursing Management. 47(12):14-21, December 2016.

How does depression impact readmission rates for patients with congestive heart failure? Here, the authors examine CHF patients who were also screened for depression upon hospital admission and monitored for readmission.

Safety solutions: Emergency care

Bridging gaps in rapid response systems

Douglas, Mark; DeVita, Michael A.; Gilder, Richard; More

Nursing Management. 47(12):26-31, December 2016.

This study identifies existing disparities in rapid response team implementation and education across Texas hospitals.

Safety solutions: Informatics

Make the most of health IT

Sensmeier, Joyce

Nursing Management. 47(12):32-35, December 2016.

Explore the challenges and opportunities of leveraging information technology to ensure a safe and secure healthcare environment for patients.

Safety solutions: Infusion

Vascular access devices: Setting your organization up for success

Wuerz, Lorelle

Nursing Management. 47(12):36-40, December 2016.

Organizations can succeed by taking a simple four-step approach to evaluating central venous access device care in their facilities.

Safety solutions: Infection control

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.