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Lessons in Leadership from Outstanding Nurses
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
In a few days, the winners of HCPro's 2010 Nursing Image Awards will be announced. This week, I'm taking time to think about the hundreds who were nominated in the leadership category, which honors a nursing leader who has served as an inspiring leader, mentor, and role model to other nurses.[Read More]
November 9, 2010
Editor's Picks

AHRQ: 1 in 10 Hospital Admissions Avoidable
Roughly four million hospital admissions in 2008 could have been avoided by better management and prevention of acute conditions/chronic diseases, an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality report says.[Read More]
Fall Prevention Kit Reduces Patient Falls
My colleague, Cora Nucci, examines how researchers at four acute care hospitals found a drop in the number of falls in older patients by using icons and plain-language alerts about fall risk. Younger patients, curiously, had more falls. [Read More]
Surgeons: Take a Break
HealthLeaders Media's physician columnist Joe Cantlupe examine an extensive study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic showing a strong connection between increased work hours and burnout, depression, and career dissatisfaction among surgeons. But he says a forced reduction in work hours may not be the solution.[Read More]
Physician Prescription Error Frequency Linked to Location
Best prescribing practices are found in New York, while the worst are in Texas and Louisiana, and there is great disparity in the frequency with which physicians make medical errors, a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine shows.[Read More]
Intelligence Report: Patient Experience — Help Wanted
While 72% of senior healthcare leaders say that patient experience has been a priority in the past year, only 1 of 8 CEOs has primary responsibility for it. Our exclusive, original research and analysis examines this paradox and delves into the realm of patient experience and its challenges, including why healthcare leaders report lack of success in achieving the kind of patient experience they need to provide.[Read More]
Breakthroughs Report: Future Healthcare and Collaboration
Explore strategies to accelerate the drive toward more cost-efficient and quality healthcare. In this new HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems—Virtua, Crouse Hospital, Heartland Health, and The Chester County Hospital—share insights and lessons learned. [Read More]
HealthLeaders Media Rounds: Building Accountable Care Organizations
Hospitals and physicians are working hurriedly to build systems of care that reward quality, outcomes, and high-value care—the ingredients of the accountable care organization. Innovative healthcare leaders like Carilion Clinic and Norton Healthcare are getting ready now for the future of healthcare system delivery. Join us on Dec. 9 from Carilion Clinic and share the lessons these leaders have learned. [Register today]

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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 in the workplace.[Read More]
Nursing Headlines

CareFirst extends primary care status to nurses
The Baltimore Sun — November 8, 2010

End-of-Life Pain Widespread, Potentially Controllable
Roxanna Guilford-Blake, for HealthLeaders Media — November 8, 2010

Federal HAI Prevention Funding Up for 2010
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media — November 8, 2010

MHA Bans Hiring of Tobacco Users
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media — November 8, 2010
Audio Conferences/Webcasts

December 8: Nurse Retention and Workforce Planning: Meaningful Recognition Strategies for Building a Healthy Work Environment
On Demand: Nursing Orientation: Tools and Evidence-Based Best Practices to Engage New Hires
On Demand: Horizontal Hostility in Nursing: Proven Organizational Strategies for Effective Communication and Collaboration
On Demand: Shared Governance in Nursing: Case Studies in Collaborative Decision-Making
On Demand: Prevent HAIs through Evidence-Based Practices

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