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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.…

APRNs and the Choosing Wisely® campaign

Advanced Practice RNs (APRNs) influence outcomes for patients in a number of ways, including better symptom management, reduced costs, and improved health. Demonstrating the outcomes of APRN care remains a…

Dialing down drama at work

Model the behavior you want to see in your staff. Takeaways: The average staff member spends 2.5 hours a day distracted by dramatic coworkers. Workplace drama erodes trust…

Interprofessional education

Combining skills and knowledge from different disciplines enhances patient care. By Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN   In 2003, the Committee on Health Professions Education of the Institute…
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It’s who we are.

Nurses are part of high-performing teams during disasters. By Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN In the past few months, natural disasters and other tragic events have…

Let’s huddle up

Tiered huddles, brief conversations that occur throughout levels of an organization or across health systems, move up and back down the organizational structure to improve patient safety, communication,…

Maternal hemorrhage in 2020: Is your team ready?

Readiness, recognition, response, and reporting. Takeaways: Implementing a standardized safety bundle can reduce the likelihood of patient harm from hemorrhage. Working as a team during uncontrolled hemorrhage is…

Promote effective nurse-physician communication

Consider evidence-based strategies. Takeaways: Hectic healthcare settings and lack of understanding of colleagues’ roles and skills can contribute to miscommunication between nurses and physicians. Several evidence-based strategies—for individuals,…

Rebuilding teamwork after a turbulent time

Focus on safety and trust. Takeaways: Research indicates that many nurses who joined teams during the pandemic feel less connected to other team members. With intentional work that…

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,…
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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 ensure patient safety…

The 5As model for smoking cessation

Key takeaways Tobacco use continues to be a leading preventable cause of death. Healthcare professionals can make a positive impact on smoking cessation through team collaboration.   Smoking…
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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…

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