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Squashing the communication triangle

In the infamous and deadly Bermuda Triangle, things seem to disappear, never to be seen again. In the communication triangle, the opposite is true:...
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Beyond thank you: The powerful reach of meaningful recognition

“I recognize that voice, that voice belongs to someone who is such a dream to me. was a shining light and made an...

The drive for cost transparency in health care

In the new era of healthcare reform, the focus is on value and cost transparency.

Constructive feedback and disciplinary action

The thought of telling someone that he or she is not doing a great job provokes anxiety for many of us. Most of the...

A new patient-acuity tool promotes equitable nurse-patient assignments

When a 2 acuity rating isn’t truly a 2

One-on-one meetings: The stitch in time that saves nine

Remember the last time you had a loose button? Maybe you thought about stopping to sew it on, but never did. Then the button...

What we can learn about scheduling from the airline and package-delivery industries

Optimization modeling moves decision-making from a “what-if” to a “what’s-best” solution.

The patient engagement imperative

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

Scope and standards-of-practice documents: Guiding you to leadership success

Starting a new job in a new specialty can be a daunting experience. I recently transitioned to a new role as a nurse administrator....

Leading at the bedside and beyond

A typical definition for a leader is one who has the ability to influence. Florence Nightingale, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King readily come...

Building a strong shared governance foundation

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them...

Stopping the pain: The role of nurse leaders in providing organizational resources to reduce...

As articles ranging from those in American Nurse Today ("Civility starts with you") to The New York Times ("When the Nurse is a Bully")...

Introverts can be nurse leaders, too

Natalie Sanchez recently was promoted to a nurse manager position. So far, she thinks, things are going well. She is starting to feel comfortable...

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AHA: It’s Safe to Treat High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

High blood pressure during pregnancy can present significant risks to mother and child, but practitioners have sometimes be hesitant to prescribe blood pressure medication...