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Developing the Next Generation of Nurse Leaders
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
One of the speakers at last month's Nursing Management Congress in Texas conducted a quick, informal poll among attendees to see which age brackets were represented. Overwhelmingly, one group stood out: those who were less than 15 years from retirement. The speaker's aim was to illustrate the point that our nurse manager workforce is aging and we face a succession planning crisis in the near future.[Read More]
October 19, 2010
Editor's Picks

CA Court Rejects Nurse Anesthetists Supervision Petition
In a victory for nurse anesthetists, a California Superior Court judge has rejected a petition filed by two medical groups who say that allowing unsupervised advanced practice nurses to administer anesthesia puts patients at risk. [Read More]
Reducing In-Hospital Patient Falls
While there is no single solution to in-hospital falls, providers are finding some success through installing alarms, designing rooms with bathrooms closer to the bed, targeting the timing of certain medication administration, and regularly updating fall-risk assessments. [Read More]
Wrong Site Surgeries Still a Threat
My colleague, Cheryl Clark, says that with increasing attention on never events and hospital-acquired conditions, public reporting, and accompanying financial penalties, it's no wonder so many healthcare facilities are taking extraordinary measures to make sure such mistakes are rare, if not impossible, to make. Yet they still happen.[Read More]
Physicians Aren't Giving Patients the Whole Story
In their consultations with patients, physicians too often omit information about disease and treatment, leaving patients unprepared to make fully informed decisions about their care, researchers say.[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]
Breakthroughs Report: Hospital Merger and Acquisition Strategies
The rules of healthcare are changing. Today, growth isn't about just getting bigger. It's about developing all of the components needed for coordinated care and reduced costs. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems that have seen the value of growth from mergers and acquisitions—North Shore LIJ Health System, Novant Health, Baylor Health Care System, and Bayhealth Medical Center—share insights and lessons learned. [Read More]
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NurseLeaders Forum

Nurse Leaders Advise on Work, Life Balance
In this Q&A, nurse leaders offer advice to their colleagues regarding the role of humor, learning, and a professional balance within the workplace. [Read More]
Business Rx

Technology Monitors Performance, Matches Patients with Physicians
Implementing the right e-learning software can help heath systems assess staff competency and enhance communication. These practices are implementing learning management systems to track staff input, professional development, and organization.[Read More]
Nursing Headlines

Managing Healthcare Staffing Costs
Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media ? October 13, 2010

Medicaid Status, Race Linked with Hospital Readmissions
Roxanna Guilford-Blake for HealthLeaders Media ? October 15, 2010

The doctor is in (but shouldn't be)
The New York Times ? October 15, 2010

When the nurse disagrees with the doctor
The New York Times ? October 14, 2010
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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
On Demand: Shared Governance in Nursing: Case Studies in Collaborative Decision-Making
On Demand: Nursing-Sensitive Quality Indicators: Engage Nurses in Quality Improvement and Improve Patient Outcomes
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