Nursing Teams

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...

Oncology nursing core competencies

As more patients survive cancer, nursing education must meet the demand for nurses who can care for them. Takeaways At the same time that death rates from cancer continue to decline, the numbers of cancer...

A team approach to STEMI treatment protocols

A community hospital’s initiative improves patient outcomes. Takeaways: Few practice guidelines focus on in-hospital ST-elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMIs). Challenges related to inpatient STEMIs include delays in several areas—including recognition, electrocardiogram interpretation, STEMI team or rapid...

Efficiency: ASCs vs. hospital outpatient departments

A recent study from The American Journal of Surgery analyzes the efficiency of operating rooms in hospital-owned ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) and hospital outpatient departments (HOPs). The study examined 220 procedures performed in the researchers’...

Supporting each other

American Nurses Foundation helps us tell our stories. ONE MORNING not too long ago, I turned on the radio and heard two former intensive care unit staff nurses, now nurse educators, talking about their work....

Preventing postpartum newborn falls

Work as a team to identify maternal and environmental risks. Takeaways: Nurses can identify risk factors for infant falls and proactively intervene and reverse risky scenarios. Nurses can lead non-nursing personnel to assist in preventing...

This week is Healthcare Quality Week!

Healthcare Quality Week (October 20 – 26) is in full swing, and we wish to recognize the importance of this initiative by sharing resources for our visitors to learn more about healthcare quality. Next month,...

Transport teams and patient handoff reports

Patient safety requires complete communication. Takeaways: To protect patients, referring organizations, and transport professionals, a patient care report suitable to the scope of practice of the transport professional is required. Little information on patient reports...

Hospital and skilled nursing facility collaboration reduces infections

IN RESPONSE to healthcare challenges presented by antibiotiresistant infections, increasingly more complex patients, and patient transfers from hospitals into long-term care facilities, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is requiring that all federally...

Make an effective transition to a new job

Success depends on collaborating with your orientation team and speaking up when you need help. Before you started your new job, your employer gave you a snapshot of what your average day might look like,...

Recognizing nurses who enrich our lives and the world

National Nurses Week, celebrated annually from May 6-12 and ending on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, is a time for everyone— nurses, employers, other healthcare professionals, community leaders, and the public—to recognize the vast...
transforming culture resiliency teamwork

Transforming culture through resiliency and teamwork

Support positive relationships and value each team member. Takeaways: A resilient workforce is the foundation for positive change within an organization. When healthcare organizations make resilience intentional, they can create a culture of well-being for...
ana nurse connection

The ANA-nurse connection

Advancing the nursing profession and healthcare together FIRST, I’d like to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year and thank you in advance for all the great work you’ll be doing in 2019 for your...