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Mobile devices and healthcare-associated infections

Nursing research—a win for nurses and patients. Takeaways:  Mobile handheld devices are being used at more often in healthcare settings.  These devices have the potential...
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Staffing committees: A safe staffing solution that includes engagement

With nurse input, this hospital strives for staffing satisfaction. Takeaways: Staffing and scheduling presents some of the greatest challenges for both leaders and clinical staff. ...
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Novel ethics champion programs

Three pediatric hospitals share tips for success. Takeaways: Ethics champion programs can connect nurses with the ethical foundations of nursing practice and promote moral agency...
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Comparing Pathway to Excellence® and Magnet Recognition® Programs

Two roads to nurse engagement and quality outcomes. Takeaways: Magnet recognizes healthcare organizations for quality outcomes, patient care and nursing excellence, and innovations in professional...
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2019 Magnet® Application Manual raises the bar for nursing excellence

In October 2017, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® released the 2019 Magnet® Application Manual, the 12th application manual in the 27-year history of the program. It builds upon the foundation of seminal research conducted in the early 1980s that led to the creation of the program, but it also incorporates contemporary standards that address challenges faced globally by healthcare organizations today.

Transitional care—The pathway to integrated care delivery

Clinical and community partnerships reduce hospitalization and emergency department visits. Takeaways: Nurses need to lead the way in redesigning integrated healthcare delivery. Building relationships and...
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National Magnet Nurse of the Year® 2017 award winners

By Rebecca Graystone, MS, MBA, RN, NE-BC The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing...
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Designing a sustainable research strategy

A workshop helps frontline nurses pursue research interests. By Stephanie A. Walton, MSN, RN, NPD-BC; Kara Sankey, MSN, CNL, RN; and Nichelle Jensen, DNP, APNP Encouraging...
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Supporting novice nurses in a float pool

As the nursing profession strives to advance care delivery, it’s faced with many challenges, including adequately educating nurses and effectively managing staffing and retention issues. We need new, innovative solutions to effectively deal with these challenges. Christiana Care Health System (CCHS) developed a unique medical nurse float pool to support medical nursing units by decreasing overtime costs and managing unpredictable staffing needs.
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Using mobile technology during patient handoffs

This Magnet®-recognized organization created a process for virtual bedside transfers. Takeaways: Virtual patient handoffs using web-enabled devices can reduce anxiety for both nurses and patients. ...
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Adapting a professional practice model

Follow these steps to ensure nurse engagement and interprofessional collaboration. Takeaways: Creating a PPM is required for ANCC Magnet® designated facilities. Establishing and modifying the...
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Get your head into the cloud

How to use technology  to streamline Magnet®  documentation submission. Takeaways: Cloud technology helps to streamline the Magnet document submission process. Cloud technology allows for transparent,...
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Cultivating high-quality abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations

Using information sheets allowed this organization to achieve its dissemination goals. Takeaways: Dissemination information sheets can improve the quality of abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations. Kirkpatrick’s...