Nursing Teams

Physician and nurse engagement: From concept to collaboration

In today’s complex healthcare environment, it’s crucial for all members of the healthcare team to work together in a collaborative, collegial manner in an...

Collaboration: The key to healthcare transformation

Transforming health care is a complex challenge that can best be met through a coordinated response from academia and clinical practice. Working together, chief nursing officers (CNOs) and...

Safeguarding patients: The courageous communication solution

Preventable medical errors account for 440,000 deaths each year and are the third leading cause of death in the United States. According to The Joint Commission,...

Ten tips for transitioning from home care nurse to nurse manager

Sarah made the transition from inpatient hospital nurse to home care (HC) nurse 6 years ago. She enjoys her practice and likes helping the...

Collaboration: Get better care, go home sooner, live longer

In April 2015, Critical Care Nurse published an article about the correlation between nurse-physician collaboration and positive patient outcomes. When nurses and physicians collaborate,...

Collective genius as a tool for engagement and improvement

When bedside caregivers are engaged in their work, patient outcomes are improved, the patient experience is enhanced, and staff satisfaction is high. Most nursing...

Creating high-performance interprofessional teams

Kate Summer, a nurse case manager on a telemetry unit, is leading an initiative to reduce the 30-day readmission rate of older patients with...

Lead to succeed through generational differences

Chelsea enters the unit chewing gum and texting on her new smart phone. Deb stands there, waiting to get report. Minutes pass as Chelsea...

Sustaining a shared governance organization

Learn about the tools and mechanisms that foster an autonomous nursing staff.

On the CUSP: How to implement a comprehensive unit-based safety program

This five-step program empowers staff to change unit culture and improve patient safety.

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