Nursing Teams

The rewards of teamwork and productive leadership in healthcare today

Is the combination of teamwork and leadership important in nursing and healthcare? The answer to that question is “Yes!” Strong leadership skills enable teams to provide high quality, visible, and effective patient care. Successful team...

Appreciative inquiry: Building teamwork and leadership

An effective tool for improving patient care. Takeaways: Appreciative inquiry focuses on acknowledging strengths and values of individuals and organizations while understanding, accepting, and searching for positive meanings. It’s effective at building teamwork that’s geared...

View the new documentary ‘In Case of Emergency’

Join filmmaker Carolyn Jones for the Virtual Premiere of ‘In Case of Emergency’ on October 14th at 8pm ET followed by a live panel discussion with the filmmakers and nurse stars! Reserve your ticket here.   October 14th Free...

Hourly rounding policy

Dear Editor, Over the past ten years, new policies supporting "hourly rounding" were implemented in the inpatient setting and transitioned into nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities. The goal is to improve the patient's perception of...

A slow push

It’s been nearly 3 years since I began my nursing career, and a lot has happened. I’ve been blessed with amazing coworkers, physicians, and management. They have fostered my growth and helped me become...

Leveraging size while remaining nimble with a workforce management strategy. Case Study: Advocate Aurora...

Having a staffing vision promotes optimal response to patient surges. Takeaways: Shared governance and an infrastructure to support collaboration between a system and individual sites paves the way for creating a multidisciplinary group to anticipate...

A workforce management strategy that builds organizational resiliency. Case study: Sanford Health

Technology used wisely can help balance staff and patient needs. Takeaways: Workforce management infrastructure should be built on the foundation of a supportive environment that meets staff needs in normal circumstances and enhances performance during...
new world workforce management

Workforce management strategies in times of uncertainty

Rely on data, technology, policies and processes, people, and patient-centered staffing. Takeaways: A data-driven workforce strategy can reduce chaos when the unexpected occurs. Five key outcomes—clinical, staff engagement, patient experience, compliance, and financial—help measure healthcare...

Discharge unit efficiency

A dedicated discharge unit decreases length of stay and improves ED treat and admit times. Takeaways: Implementing a discharge unit in an acute care hospital can improve patient throughput in emergency departments (EDs) and inpatient...

Creating a healthy working environment is every nurse’s responsibility

How clinical faculty and practicing clinicians can collaborate to help students learn professionalism. Takeaways: Professionalism creates the foundation for civil and healthy work environments. According to the American Nurses Association, a healthy work environment is...

Care and collaboration equal successful organ donation

Nurses can work with the organ donation team to meet patients’ wishes and optimize donation benefits. Takeaways: Nurses and other healthcare disciplines must be knowledgeable about organ donation. Early identification of a potential organ donor...

How to address racial injustice in the workplace and community

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Concerned RN Subject: I want to make a difference I am a white frontline nurse in a medium-sized, full-service hospital. I am profoundly moved by the injustices I see occurring to...

COVID-19 pronouncement team

Villa Marie Claire is an inpatient residential hospice facility that is part of Holy Name Medical Center. The Villa is located in northern New Jersey, and our highly trained staff provides care for patients...