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Transforming Health Care One Unit at a Time?

Daily huddles to discuss patient's needs for safe transition out of the hospital. Hospitalist and specialist co-management agreements. Monthly review of unit-level data including...
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Color-Coded Care?

This isn’t a relatively new topic, but it’s a hot topic still up for debate. What do you think about mandating nurses to wear...
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Did you read it? -“10 Secrets That Nurses Keep From Their Patients”

What secrets do you keep from your patients? In a recent article featured on The Huffington Post, a part-time nurse and full-time mom pulls back the...
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To Report, Or Not To Report, That Is The Question

Nobody likes that coach who plays favorites. Having a spot on the starting lineup should be earned, not just given because the coach likes...
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A Major Trash-Talking “FAIL”

So you have a gastroenterologist, an anesthesiologist and a medical assistant…. Sounds like the beginning of a tawdry joke for the medically inclined, doesn’t it?...
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Because of Nursing Research: Supporting Technologies for Healthy Independent Living

For many older adults, there’s no place like home. However, 80% of older adults live with at least one chronic condition, and 50% live...
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The Beauty of Resilience

I recently read the psychological definition of the term “resilience.” Somehow it struck me — not only as a nurse, but as a wife,...
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How To Improve Communication In The Hospital

Communication between doctors, nurses, and other members is vital in today’s high-tech, high-stress health care system. According to one study from the National Center...
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A Practical Overnight Kit For Nurses

This past winter, I had to stay over a couple of days at work. Once I stayed with a friend, once in a room...
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How Snoozing Strengthens Memories

When you learn something new, the best way to remember it is to sleep on it. That’s because sleeping helps strengthen memories you’ve formed...

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