HealthLeaders Media NursingLeaders - August 17, 2010 | Delegation Prevents Nurse Manager Burnout
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Delegation Prevents Nurse Manager Burnout
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
Vacations are essential to everyone’s mental health, especially in the stressful world of nursing where burnout is all too common. Nurse manager burnout is a topic that should be on the minds of senior leadership. Nurse managers are the critical layer of management that makes the difference between organizations meeting their goals or falling short.[Read More]
August 17, 2010
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Minnesota Nurses Union Urges Members to Reject Contract Offer
After months of bargaining with no agreement, the Minnesota Nurses Association has asked more than 900 members to turn out Wednesday to reject a contract offer from SMDC Medical Center in Duluth, and vote for a one-day walkout instead.[Read More]
Jet Blue Flight Attendant Rage Resonates With Workers
By now—unless you've been prospecting for zinc in Siberia—you've probably read and heard about Steven Slater and his dramatic last day at work. My colleague, John Commins, explores the reasons why the story resonates with American workers and examines the similarities between a stressed out flight attendant and a stressed out healthcare professional. [Read More]
1 in 2 Catheter-Linked UTIs Avoidable, Study Says
Routinely prompting physicians or nurses to remove unnecessary urinary catheters can halve the rate of catheter-associated urinary tract infections, researchers say. [Read More]
MRSA Progress Brings Hope for Hospitals' Ability to Adapt
Philip Betbeze, HealthLeaders Media's leadership analyst, predicts that the business of healthcare is about to get more cutthroat. The unceasing double-digit inflation that has plagued healthcare for years will eventually lead to a race to the bottom, whereby only the most hardy and lean organizations will survive, putting everyone's healthcare at risk, he says.[Read More]
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Nursing Peer Review: A Means to Improvement
Nursing peer review is the evaluation of the professional performance of individual RNs by nurses with experience in the appropriate subject matter to provide a legitimate evaluation. It sounds simple, but the concept of nursing peer review has its own set of unique challenges. Despite these challenges, it remains a powerful way to educate and bring about quality improvement.[Read More]

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Cancer is the world's costliest disease
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