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The American Nurse Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice. American Nurse Today encourages you to read the articles below to learn about the achievements of these organizations and the individuals behind them.

January 2019 Vol. 14 No. 1

An academic medical center develops guidelines for monitoring medication adherence and side effects in outpatients. 

A gap exists between recommendations for nursing staff who are monitoring patients prescribed oral chemotherapy/oral oncolytics for adherence and side effects and specific tools/guidelines for nurses to use.
Nurse coordinators found a . . .

January 2019 Vol. 14 No. 1

How one hospital used lean methodology coupled with evidence-based practice to update nursing care.

Healthcare organizations must strive to update policies to reflect the most current updated standard of practice from the Infusion Nurses Society and rotate peripheral IVs (PIVs) upon clinical indication as opposed to a routine . . .

September 2018 Vol. 13 No. 9

Get staff engaged in evidence-based practice and quality-improvement projects.

Using a participatory and shared governance approach, nurses conducted evidence reviews to identify interventions to improve patient satisfaction with sleep and noise. 
Nurses used Lean Quality Improvement methods and developed innovative approaches to tackle patients’ satisfaction with sleep . . .

September 2018 Vol. 13 No. 9

Use the nursing process to take advantage of EHRs’ capabilities and optimize patient care.

If not used properly, the electronic health record (EHR) can create communication gaps. 
The nursing process can be applied to electronic documentation to avoid workarounds and close gaps in communication. 
Effective use the EHR can . . .

September 2018 Vol. 13 No. 9

Reap the benefits of retention, innovation, and a safe workplace.

Research indicates that Magnet-recognized organization have better outcomes related to lower error rates, fewer healthcare-acquired infections, and lower patient mortality rates. 
An organization’s focus on professional development, workplace safety, and innovation can help improve nurse retention . . .

September 2018 Vol. 13 No. 9

Nursing research—a win for nurses and patients.

Mobile handheld devices are being used at more often in healthcare settings. 
These devices have the potential to be infection carriers and cause healthcare-associated infections. 
The disinfection technique of 70% isopropyl alcohol and 15 seconds of friction can reduce the . . .

March 2018 Vol. 13 No. 3

With nurse input, this hospital strives for staffing satisfaction.

Staffing and scheduling presents some of the greatest challenges for both leaders and clinical staff.
Collaborative efforts around staffing decisions enhance engagement.
Input from direct line staff drive informed change.

By Ann Blankenhorn, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

Reading Hospital . . .

March 2018 Vol. 13 No. 3

Three pediatric hospitals share tips for success.

Ethics champion programs can connect nurses with the ethical foundations of nursing practice and promote moral agency in clinical care.
Three pediatric hospitals describe how ethics champion programs can create unit-based ethics champions to provide hospital-wide support and education to . . .

March 2018 Vol. 13 No. 3

Two roads to nurse engagement and quality outcomes.

Magnet recognizes healthcare organizations for quality outcomes, patient care and nursing excellence, and innovations in professional practice
Pathway emphasizes supportive practice environments, including a established shared-governance structure that values nurses’ contributions in everyday decisions, especially those that affect their clinical . . .

January 2018 Vol. 13 No. 1

In October 2017, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® released the 2019 Magnet® Application Manual, the 12th application manual in the 27-year history of the program. It builds upon the foundation of seminal research conducted in the early 1980s that led to the creation of the program, but it also incorporates contemporary standards that address challenges faced globally by healthcare organizations today.

January 2018 Vol. 13 No. 1

Clinical and community partnerships reduce hospitalization and emergency department visits.

Nurses need to lead the way in redesigning integrated healthcare delivery.
Building relationships and navigating with patients across the care continuum identifies gaps in care coordination.
Success with value-based payment depends on community-based interprofessional collaboration.

By Billie . . .

January 2018 Vol. 13 No. 1

By Rebecca Graystone, MS, MBA, RN, NE-BC

The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice. Consumers rely on the Magnet® designation as the ultimate credential for high-quality nursing. Developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Magnet . . .

January 2018 Vol. 13 No. 1

A workshop helps frontline nurses pursue research interests.
By Stephanie A. Walton, MSN, RN, NPD-BC; Kara Sankey, MSN, CNL, RN; and Nichelle Jensen, DNP, APNP

Encouraging all levels of nursing to participate in research is an important component of establishing an inclusive research culture. Here’s how we built . . .

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