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The American Nurse Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice. American Nurse encourages you to read the articles below to learn about the achievements of these organizations and the individuals behind them.

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 domain scores were inconsistently achieving the VBP threshold. Using the...

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, and support they need to prevent and manage violent patient...

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 of assignment fairness are highly correlated with workload. A quantifiable...

Celebrating nurse wellness at Magnet® Conference

Opportunities abound for engaging in self-care. WHAT HAPPENS when you bring 10,500+ nurses together, mix in some magic from Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ theme park, add plenty of wellness offerings from ANA Enterprise’s Healthy Nurse,...

A Magnetic conference

Thousands of nurses learn and share strategies to improve care and work environments Positive human connections are vital to quality healthcare and work environments, according to speaker Charles Kunkle, MSN, CEN, CCRN, BC-NA, a nursing...

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 on zero harm has made it a goal for healthcare...

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, and human suffering. PIs can range from erythema on the...

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 to focus on comfort care, but they’re unable to return...
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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 confidence among novice nurses in nursing research and evidence-based practice,...
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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 are monitoring patients prescribed oral chemotherapy/oral oncolytics for adherence and...
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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 most current updated standard of practice from the Infusion Nurses...
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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 improve patient satisfaction with sleep and noise.  Nurses used Lean...
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Nurse documentation and the electronic health record

Use the nursing process to take advantage of EHRs’ capabilities and optimize patient care. Takeaways:  If not used properly, the electronic health record (EHR) can create communication gaps.  The nursing process can be applied to...