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Driving to zero harm with nursing morbidity and mortality conferences

An operating room’s quality-improvement project increased communication and transparency. Promoting a culture of safety is a high priority for nursing, and The Joint Commission’s focus...

Nursing excellence: Successful steps to reduce pressure injuries related to noninvasive ventilation

Empowered professionals enhance patient safety. Pressure injuries (PIs) occur in 3% to 34% of hospitalized patients worldwide and result in increased length of stay, morbidity,...

Implementing a floating hospice

Providing the right care at the right time can enhance patients’ and families’ end-of-life experience. Nurses frequently encounter patients who are changing their treatment goals...
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Near-peer mentoring for nursing research education

This collaborative approach instills confidence in novice researchers, prepares more experienced nurses for future leadership, and expands the reach of established experts. Takeaways: To develop...
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Implementing and evaluating an oral chemotherapy tracking tool

An academic medical center develops guidelines for monitoring medication adherence and side effects in outpatients.  Takeaways: A gap exists between recommendations for nursing staff who...
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Rotating peripheral IV catheters based on clinical indication

How one hospital used lean methodology coupled with evidence-based practice to update nursing care. Takeaways: Healthcare organizations must strive to update policies to reflect the...
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The path to a quieter unit

Get staff engaged in evidence-based practice and quality-improvement projects. Takeaways:  Using a participatory and shared governance approach, nurses conducted evidence reviews to identify interventions to...
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Nurse documentation and the electronic health record

Use the nursing process to take advantage of EHRs’ capabilities and optimize patient care. Takeaways:  If not used properly, the electronic health record (EHR) can...
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The value of ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program®: A CNO’s perspective

Reap the benefits of retention, innovation, and a safe workplace. Takeaways:  Research indicates that Magnet-recognized organization have better outcomes related to lower error rates, fewer...
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Mobile devices and healthcare-associated infections

Nursing research—a win for nurses and patients. Takeaways:  Mobile handheld devices are being used at more often in healthcare settings.  These devices have the potential...
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Staffing committees: A safe staffing solution that includes engagement

With nurse input, this hospital strives for staffing satisfaction. Takeaways: Staffing and scheduling presents some of the greatest challenges for both leaders and clinical staff. ...
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Novel ethics champion programs

Three pediatric hospitals share tips for success. Takeaways: Ethics champion programs can connect nurses with the ethical foundations of nursing practice and promote moral agency...
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Comparing Pathway to Excellence® and Magnet Recognition® Programs

Two roads to nurse engagement and quality outcomes. Takeaways: Magnet recognizes healthcare organizations for quality outcomes, patient care and nursing excellence, and innovations in professional...