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A system’s Pathways to Excellence® journey

Learn how one organization achieved both designation and redesignation. Takeaways: BayCare Health System set a goal of achieving Pathway to Excellence® designation for all 14...

The inside scoop of a virtual site visit

Plan and prepare to ensure a successful visit. Takeaways: Gain insight into how to conduct a virtual site visit. Learn how to adapt accreditation and...

More nurses are at the table

Pilot initiative shows significant growth in board service. During difficult times, the roles nurses play on the frontline of healthcare are at the forefront of...

Improving patient satisfaction the 4DX way

With focus and accountability, quality improvement is possible. Takeaways Using traditional strategies, a hospital unit’s Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) responsiveness...

Building a successful behavioral emergency support team

Takeaways Healthcare workers experience more incidents of workplace violence compared to other professionals. A healthy work environment requires that nurses have the skills, tools,...

Level loading nurse assignments based on the work intensity

Takeaways Nursing assignments frequently are based on ratios and geography rather than work intensity associated with a specific patient assignment. Nurse satisfaction and perceptions...

Driving to zero harm with nursing morbidity and mortality conferences

An operating room’s quality-improvement project increased communication and transparency. Promoting a culture of safety is a high priority for nursing, and The Joint Commission’s focus...

Nursing excellence: Successful steps to reduce pressure injuries related to noninvasive ventilation

Empowered professionals enhance patient safety. Pressure injuries (PIs) occur in 3% to 34% of hospitalized patients worldwide and result in increased length of stay, morbidity,...

Implementing a floating hospice

Providing the right care at the right time can enhance patients’ and families’ end-of-life experience. Nurses frequently encounter patients who are changing their treatment goals...
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Near-peer mentoring for nursing research education

This collaborative approach instills confidence in novice researchers, prepares more experienced nurses for future leadership, and expands the reach of established experts. Takeaways: To develop...
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Implementing and evaluating an oral chemotherapy tracking tool

An academic medical center develops guidelines for monitoring medication adherence and side effects in outpatients.  Takeaways: A gap exists between recommendations for nursing staff who...
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Rotating peripheral IV catheters based on clinical indication

How one hospital used lean methodology coupled with evidence-based practice to update nursing care. Takeaways: Healthcare organizations must strive to update policies to reflect the...
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The path to a quieter unit

Get staff engaged in evidence-based practice and quality-improvement projects. Takeaways:  Using a participatory and shared governance approach, nurses conducted evidence reviews to identify interventions to...