By Barbara Bronson Gray, RN, MN |
Monday August 13, 2012
Magnet designation, though challenging and time consuming, is a goal of many nurses and facilities. But some hospitals may fail at their attempts to achieve Magnet designation, or even redesignation. Read the experiences of nurses at facilities that were denied Magnet status but had the courage to apply again.
News from Nurse.com
Effective communication means better patient safety by Nurse.com News
A new report on patient safety and satisfaction rates in hospitals across the United States found that hospitals with the highest patient ratings in physician and nursing communication on average have fewer patient safety events.
On-the-job training by Karen Patterson
All is not well for hospital employees. Like the general population, nurses and others who work in hospitals have their share of health woes. Many facilities are trying to change that for practical reasons, in part to save on their own healthcare costs. The savings can be significant, but so can the impact on the lives of healthcare employees across the nation and on the patients for whom they care
Nurses struggle to implement evidence-based practice by Nurse.com News
A new national survey of more than 1,000 RNs suggests that resistance from nursing leaders and other barriers prevent nurses from implementing evidence-based practices that improve patient outcomes.
Continuing education module
Transformational Leadership CE605 by Maureen Habel, RN, MA and Rose O. Sherman, RN, EdD, NEA-BC, FAAN
This program will inform nurses about transformational leadership, including its four components, in the healthcare setting. Also highlighted is how this practice relates to Magnet organizations, job satisfaction and positive patient outcomes.
Workplace Empowerment: What Nurses Need to Know Sept. 17 by Stephanie Jackson, RN, DNP
Do you feel empowered in your workplace? Studies have shown that nurses who do not feel empowered are less effective in their jobs, and this may play a role in delivering quality and safe patient care. Learn about the power of nursing practice and gain strategies to use that power effectively to improve patient care. Jackson is Director of Professional Practice and Magnet Program Director at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va.
Quality Improvement: Transforming Numbers to Care at the Bedside Sept. 18 by Jeanine Frumenti, RN, DNP
According to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, more hospitals are implementing Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB), which is a national initiative aimed at enhancing the quality of care at the bedside. This webinar will discuss TCAB and how nursing is at the core of its success. Frumenti is Vice President, Patient Care Services/CNO at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center,
Communication and the Link to Patient Safety Sept. 19 by Darcel Reyes, RN, BSN, ANP-BC, AAHIVS
The Joint Commission has identified that two out of three sentinel events are caused by poor communication. Regulations, education and attention to cultural aspects all affect how we communicate as healthcare providers. Learn how to develop effective communication to save lives. Cohen is a professor in the Health Services Management Department at Berkeley College in New York City, the faculty mentor at Dover Business College in New Jersey and a graduate student in the Doctorate in Nursing Science program at The Graduate Center in New York City.
Is it Really Helping? Electronic Medical Records and Quality Outcomes Sept. 20 by Stephanie Jackson, RN, DNP, CNS, ACNS-BC
Feeling overwhelmed with EMR? Having a difficult time understanding how its use is meaningful to patient care? This webinar will explore how EMR has been successfully implemented in the delivery of quality and safe care. Jackson's clinical background is medical-surgical nursing.
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