Category Archives: Nurse Management

Survey Examines Roles of Chief Nursing Officers in IT Decisions Identifying the changing roles and responsibilities of chief nursing officers and chief medical informatics officers, HIMSS Analytics announced the results of a research report that examined topics such as the roles of CNOs and CMIOs within a healthcare organization … Continue reading

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Improving the Physician–Nurse Dynamic

By Jennifer Larson, contributor August 26, 2011 – Can doctors and nurses learn to get along well enough to collaborate? Can they truly be partners in providing excellent patient care? Many health care experts now say “Yes.” But that hasn’t always … Continue reading

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Three Obstacles to Higher Education Levels in Nursing

By Rebecca Hendren, HealthLeaders Media Three Obstacles:   Supply & Demand Majority of RN‘s lack four- year degree Rank-and-file Nursing lags  Evidence shows that patient outcomes improve when nurses have baccalaureate degrees. The Future of Nursing, the influential IOM and Robert … Continue reading

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Proposed Bill to Set Nurse Staffing Levels

By Karen M. Cheung, Fierce Healthcare Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) last week introduced legislation that would establish a federal minimum of nurse-to-patient ratios at all hospitals, according to a press release. Aimed at decreasing mortality rates and preventing medical errors, … Continue reading

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HHS Releases Online Patient Safety Training Resources for Clinicians and Patient Advocates

US Department of Health & Human Services    May 20, 2011 Partnering to Heal:  Teaming Up Against Healthcare-Associated Infections The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health released Partnering to Heal: Teaming Up Against Healthcare-Associated Infections, an interactive learning tool … Continue reading

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AONE Addresses Complexity of Nursing Care

Rebecca Hendren, HealthLeaders Media, 4/19/2011 The average nurse is in cognitive overload, completing about 100 tasks per shift with an interruption every three minutes. At its annual meeting, the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) put the spotlight on the … Continue reading

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Nurse Fatigue & Patient Safety: CNO’s Can Help

Rebecca Hendren, HealthLeaders Mediam 5/17/2011 Working long hours can compromise patient safety, yet 12-hour shifts are the norm in nursing. Nurses love the flexibility offered by 12-hour shifts and healthcare facilities find them easier to schedule and manage. But research … Continue reading

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