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How a Pilot Applies Aviation Safety Principles to Nursing
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
Adopting the basic tenets of aviation crew resource management within any nursing care delivery model will create a tipping point for a cultural shift that puts patient safety first, a pilot and nurse educator believes. [Read More]
March 22, 2011
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Inpatient Mortality Linked to Nurse Understaffing
Inpatient mortality rises significantly when a hospital has greater patient turnover and when it fails to meet its own nurse staffing targets by at least eight hours, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine.[Read More]
CMS Needs to Come Clean on Immediate Jeopardy
There is concern among hospitals that rules governing how upcoming federal value-based purchasing regulations are not fairly or equitably interpreted or applied from state to state. And as of July 1, there's a huge amount of money at stake.[Read More]
55% of Censured Docs Face No Licensing Action by State Medical Boards
More than half of U.S. physicians whose negligence, malpractice, or other behaviors result in censure from hospital peer review escape any state medical board licensing action, according to national health watchdog group, Public Citizen.[Read More]
Readmission Reduction Strategies Pay Off
HealthLeaders Media's finance editor, Karen Minich-Pourshadi, offers hospitals lessons on decreasing rehospitalization using new discharge processes, universal medical lists, and team accountability.[Read More]
Rounds: Orthopedic Leadership Strategies: Engage, Measure, and Perform
Forward-thinking orthopedic leaders are ensuring high performance and coordination among a carefully constructed caregiver team. Those leaders are also exploring the right metrics to know whether the outcomes they are tracking are the most meaningful to patients. Join the executive and clinical leadership team from nationally renowned MemorialCare Health System and orthopedic innovator Marshall Steele, MD, on March 29 for a three-hour dive into essential orthopedic leadership strategy. [Read More]
Webcast: Boost Market Share with Your Oncology Services
Given the growing trend toward all-inclusive cancer centers, do you know how to differentiate your own oncology services to protect and grow your market share? Your oncology care is distinct. Its marketing should be, too. Join HealthLeaders Media on March 31 for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and a case study, for valuable lessons from marketing leaders. [Read More]
Healthcare Leaders Reveal Uncertainties About Industry Direction
Dedication to mission is strong and getting stronger, but just how to accomplish that mission is less certain, according to the just-released results of the 2011 HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey. [Read More]

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NurseLeaders Forum

Tips to Engage Nurses in Mandatory Training
From video gaming approaches to learning management systems, unique training strategies can engage nurses and boost participation, says Jo-Ann Byrne, RN, director of education and organizational development at St. Vincent's Healthcare. [Read More]
Nursing Headlines

Medicaid Enrollment to Outpace Primary Care Providers
HealthLeaders Media, March 18, 2011

MN nurse accused of theft, infecting patients
The Star Tribune, March 18, 2011

Tufts nurses protest hospital staffing levels
The Boston Globe, March 17, 2011

Know Your Readmission Risk Score
HealthLeaders Media, March 16, 2011

For nurse practitioners, the future is now
Atlanta Journal Constitution, March 22, 2011

SEIU injecting labor issues into hospital sale talks
The Times Tribune, March 21, 2011


March 29: Rounds: Orthopedic Leadership Strategies: Engage, Measure, and Perform
March 31: Webcast: Boost Market Share with Your Oncology Services
May 5: Enhance Patient Experience and Satisfaction Through Relationship-Based Care

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