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The patient engagement imperative

Engaging patients is essential to ensure optimal reimbursement. Here are tips for engagement that leaders can apply in their organizations

Patient-centered staffing as the path forward

Nurse leaders say staffing status quo is unsustainable. Frontline nurses and healthcare leaders know the impact staffing and scheduling have on clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction,...

Patient-centered staffing as the path forward

By Karlene Kerfoot, PhD, RN, FAAN Nurse leaders say staffing status quo is unsustainable. Frontline nurses and healthcare leaders know the impact staffing and scheduling have...
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The imperative for an electronic nurse scheduling system

Prioritize the need and make a positive impact Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from Best Practices for Workforce Management: A Toolkit for CNOs....

The imperative for an electronic nurse scheduling system

Prioritize the need and make a positive impact THE EVIDENCE IS IN: Appropriate levels of nurse staffing are linked to lower infection rates, decreased...

Transforming nursing practice: The patient-centered medical home

Primary care faces many challenges. Healthcare reform has and will continue to have a direct impact on primary care practices across the nation, with...
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Nurse staffing and patient experience outcomes: A close connection

As healthcare providers set and refine their strategies for staying competitive in a value-based delivery and payment system, a sharper understanding of the interplay between...
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In with care boards, out with care plans

To promote patient-centered care, healthcare professionals are striving to find new ways to respond to individual patient preferences, needs, and values. Traditionally, nurses created...

CAUTI prevention and urinary catheter maintenance

Take steps to protect patients from infection. Takeaways Indwelling urinary catheters can be the source of both infectious and noninfectious complications. Nurse play a critically...

Health policy in nursing education

"We have to solve the access issues in healthcare. We can’t decrease healthcare disparities if people don’t have access to care…this is a political...
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Depression and chronic medical illness in adults

This dual diagnosis poses challenges for patients—and their nurses. Takeaways:  Adults with chronic medical illness have a high prevalence of co-morbid depression.  Depression often goes...

Using Integrated Technologies to Solve Today’s Nursing Challenges: a How-to Guide for Nurse Leaders

The Questions Nurse Leaders Aren’t Asking At a recent conference of nursing executives where I was a keynote speaker, I asked the audience, “How many...

Using Integrated Technologies to Solve Today’s Nursing Challenges: a How-to Guide for Nurse Leaders

The Questions Nurse Leaders Aren’t Asking At a recent conference of nursing executives where I was a keynote speaker, I asked the audience, “How many...