Nursing Teams

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Nurse mentorships: A two-way street

Mentoring is successful only when both the mentor and mentee contribute. Takeaways: Formal or informal mentorship can promote the longevity of mentees. Mentorship can create...

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. ...

Team assist: Manage nurse burnout and improve care quality

Nursing teamwork addresses admission, discharge, and transfer workloads. Takeaways: Multiple simultaneous admissions, discharges, and transfers can create complexity and heavy workloads in acute-care facilities. To...