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3 Charge Nurse Success Tips
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
Leadership development is an oft-overlooked issue in nursing, so it's no surprise that charge nurses rarely receive the training they need. Many organizations promote nurses into the charge position simply because they are good nurses and no one else wants to do it. But the charge nurse is crucial to the smooth operation of a patient care unit—check out these tips charge nurses should keep in mind.[Read More]
September 28, 2010
Editor's Picks

Hospitals Brace for a Financial Pounding
My colleague, Philip Betbeze, writes that regulators will be defining healthcare reform legislation for years to come, which puts hospital CEOs in a difficult place. What they think is coming in terms of reimbursement, patient demand, and endless other concerns, promises to provide a constantly shifting ground from which to make decisions. About the only thing they can count on is that if they don't make changes, then their bottom lines will take a beating.[Read More]
Patient 'Coaching' Savings Tallied
Two extra efforts by health coaches to make telephone contact with higher risk patients resulted in a 3.6% reduction in costs after one year, largely due to reduced costs of hospital admission or readmission, which were 10% less, researchers find.[Read More]
HHS Awards $131M for Health Professions Workforce
Grants totaling nearly $131 million will be used to strengthen and expand the health professions workforce, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced last week. Target areas include primary care and oral health.[Read More]
Baton Rouge Hospital Execs Study Lessons Learned in Shooting
Hospital executives at Baton Rouge General Medical Center are studying the lessons learned from a Sept. 3 domestic violence-related shooting that left one patient dead and a visitor seriously wounded.[Read More]
Intelligence Report: Physician Alignment in an Era of Change
Hospitals are looking to employ more physicians and buy more medical groups; at the same time, hospitals are receiving an increase in inquiries from physician groups for employment. But this marriage is not without trepidation. Elements of payment reform are expected to put considerable strain on hospital-physician relations. In this exclusive report based on original research and analysis, we find out what 258 healthcare executives and clinical leaders think about these topics and more.[Read More]
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NurseLeaders Forum

Recruiting and Retaining High-Value Nurses
Contributor Bonnie L. Barndt-Maglio, PhD, RN, makes the case that key to maintaining and building a high-value workforce is the retention of experienced nursing staff with advanced problem-solving skills and an understanding of the healthcare environment developed over years of service.[Read More]
Business Rx

Improved Utilization Policy Upgrades Patient Safety
When Fredonia (KS) Regional Hospital looked into updating its utilization review program, it focused on two key areas: involving the right people and being aware of its communication with the medical staff and its bylaws. [Read More]
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Nursing Headlines

Healthcare Philanthropy Fell 11% in 2009
HealthLeaders Media ? September 28, 2010

Poll: Repeal? People favor greater health coverage
AP ? September 27, 2010

Paterson's no. 2 calls for Medicaid overhaul
The New York Times ? September 20, 2010

NH hospital can't hold more minors
The Nashua Telegraph ? September 27, 2010
Audio Conferences/Webcasts

October 8: Nursing Orientation: Tools and Evidence-Based Best Practices to Engage New Hires
November 4: Nursing Accountability: Promote Personal Commitments with Proven Cutting-Edge Strategies
December 8: Nurse Retention and Workforce Planning: Meaningful Recognition Strategies for Building a Healthy Work Environment
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