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 . . .
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 . . .
As the nursing profession strives to advance care delivery, it’s faced with many challenges, including adequately educating nurses and effectively managing staffing and retention issues. We need new, innovative solutions to effectively deal with these challenges. Christiana Care Health System (CCHS) developed a unique medical nurse float pool to support medical nursing units by decreasing overtime costs and managing unpredictable staffing needs.
This Magnet®-recognized organization created a process for virtual bedside transfers.
Virtual patient handoffs using web-enabled devices can reduce anxiety for both nurses and patients.
Mobile technology can be used securely in healthcare.
By Dennis Santa, MSN, RN, ANP, CCRN, BA-C, and Dell E. Roach, MSN, RN . . .
Follow these steps to ensure nurse engagement and interprofessional collaboration.
Creating a PPM is required for ANCC Magnet® designated facilities.
Establishing and modifying the PPM requires engagement by clinical nurses and nurse leaders to reflect nursing culture and professional values.
The PPM must align with the organizational strategic vision . . .
How to use technology to streamline Magnet® documentation submission.
Cloud technology helps to streamline the Magnet document submission process.
Cloud technology allows for transparent, collaborative document and data sharing.
By Jessie Reich, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CMSRN, and Courtney Maloney, MSN, RN
Pennsylvania Hospital–Penn Medicine, the nation’s . . .
Using information sheets allowed this organization to achieve its dissemination goals.
Dissemination information sheets can improve the quality of abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations.
Kirkpatrick’s Model is a useful framework to guide evaluation of educational initiatives.
Intentional strategies to support dissemination activities can help organizations achieve desired goals.
By . . .
The CHAMP app supports at-home monitoring of patients with single ventricle cardiac disease.
CHAMP is a single ventricle interstage application for home monitoring that transcends the organization by integrating the standardization of ambulatory care across the continuum and reduces events in this high-risk population.
Communication and integrated . . .
Today’s healthcare organizations need to improve patient safety, which includes effectively communicating information to nurses about safety incidents and how to address them. After all, frontline nurses are at the sharp edge of patient care—the last step before an error occurs. But communicating to staff in a large . . .
After preparing and submitting documents to the Magnet Recognition Program®, you and your colleagues wait, hoping for a phone call to announce a site visit, the next step in the process of obtaining designation as a Magnet® organization. Finally, the anticipated phone call occurs, and the visit is scheduled. You . . .
Our hospital systems’ journey to obtain Magnet® recognition led to an excellent opportunity: the chance to revamp and improve our nursing orientation program as part of the effort to achieve excellence in nursing practice. Our system consists of three hospitals that historically held separate nursing orientations—we combined them into . . .