Workplace Management

Health disparities and end of life

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Concerned RN Subject: Creating change  I’m a community health nurse and have personally witnessed how health disparities manifest in advance care planning and end-of-life discussions in Black communities. Is it within...

Changing with the times

Specialty nurses adapt and deliver care during the pandemic. As the world has shifted during the pandemic, so have specialty nursing practices—from rethinking how care is delivered to personal protective equipment (PPE) use. Additionally, nurses...

“It Hurt My Heart”

It Hurt My Heart—The Heartbreaks of an ER Nurse is a compilation of my 40 years experience as an ER nurse and the lasting impact it had on me, even after retirement. The profession...

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 personal invitation to attend HealtheVoices for HCPs

As a nurse who is active in social media and has an interest in educating and empowering people through social media channels, I would like to personally invite you to attend a free educational...

Healthcare’s role in environmental sustainability

RNs are needed to guide efforts. Takeaways: The healthcare industry contributes to solid waste production, greenhouse gasses, and climate change. Healthcare workers are obligated to ensure patient safety while practicing environmental stewardship. Waste reduction in the...

School nursing—Always student-centered

Leading and innovating on the frontlines of the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic challenges school nurses to continue providing health services when schools are closed and as they re-open. During this health crisis, school nurses are...

How to recruit and retain volunteers for your professional organization

Communication, respect, and appreciation are key. Takeaways: The benefits of joining a professional nursing organization include having a voice about issues that impact healthcare, networking, and professional development. Successful organizations must have a network of...

School nurses adapting and innovating in response to COVID-19

Johnson & Johnson has supported school nursing for many years. From 1988 – 2016, they funded the J&J School Health Leadership Program, a prestigious Fellowship that provided leadership training to over 800 school nurses across...

The power of self-care: An ENERGY model to combat clinician burnout

It’s more important than ever for nurses to take care of themselves. Takeaways: Clinicians are experiencing alarming rates of burnout. Self-care is essential to maintaining a healthy relationship with oneself and others. The ENERGY model...

Using audit and feedback to improve compliance with evidence-based practices

Take a strategic approach to prevent lost opportunities for improvement. Takeaways: Audit and feedback strategies are routinely implemented in clinical practice as a way to monitor compliance with various practices; however, they’re not always...

Unemployment imperils health coverage

A fix is long overdue and needed now. So many bad things are happening, it’s hard to keep up with them all. In many states, COVID-19 hospitalizations are rising rapidly. Over 6 million cases have...

Pharmacologic management of type 2 diabetes in older adults

Practical approaches for APRNs. Takeaways: Advanced practice RNs face challenges when managing type 2 diabetes in older adults, who are at high risk for acute and chronic complications of diabetes, as well as adverse treatment...