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  • Taking Action to Prevent Workplace Violence in Health Care

    Added on Jun 20, 2018

    Emily Halu, RN, MSN, Press Ganey Consultant

    An acute care nurse uses her own experience with workplace violence to offer health care leaders actionable tips for protecting their workers and creating cultures of safety and High Reliability.

  • Preventing Workplace Violence in Health Care: A Nurse’s Perspective

    Added on May 22, 2018

    By Emily Halu, RN, MSN, Press Ganey Consultant

    Health care workers are more than four times as likely to experience assaults at work that result in injuries requiring time off than any other private sector employees in the United States. Though it may not be surprising, it's not okay. It’s time for health care organizations to make sure their efforts to deliver a positive patient experience do not come at the cost of workforce safety.

  • National Nurses Week: Celebrating Agents of Transformational Change

    Added on May 10, 2018

    By Christina Dempsey, Chief Nursing Officer

    As the largest sector of the health care workforce that is often at the front line of care, nurses play a critical role in delivering safe, high-quality, patient-centered care. For organizations looking to achieve transformational change, engaging and supporting nurses is not optional--it is their duty.

  • How 3.6 Million Nurses Are Leading the Nation’s Journey to Better Health

    Added on Feb 20, 2018

    By Andrea Fitzgerald, Staff Writer

    Nurses are role models, educators and advocates for their patients, families, peers and others--yet, they are less healthy than the average American. In response, the American Nurses Foundation has created the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge to unite thousands of individuals across the country around one shared goal: to improve the health and wellness of the nation's 3.6 million nurses.

  • Bringing Compassionate Connected Care into the Every Day

    Added on Dec 15, 2017

    By Andrea Fitzgerald, Staff Writer

    Putting patients at the center of patient-centered care is essential for health care organizations nationwide, and caregivers can help—in less than a minute.

  • Getting Nurses on Board with Serving on Boards

    Added on Sep 20, 2017

    Diana Mahoney, Editorial Director

    With their deep knowledge of clinical problems, best practices, quality indicators and other issues related to the safety, quality and experience of care, nurse leaders are well suited to serve on health care governing boards.

  • 2017 National Nurses Week: Caring for Our Caregivers

    Added on May 9, 2017

    By Christina Dempsey, Chief Nursing Officer

    More than a discrete care attribute, compassionate connected care describes the totality of a care experience. As the primary front-line caregivers, nurses are largely responsible for making sure patients' needs for this type of care are met consistently.

  • Making Connections: Nurturing the Engagement-Experience Link

    Added on Mar 30, 2017

    By Barbara Reilly, PhD, Senior Vice President, Employee, Nurse, and Physician Engagement

    Caregiver engagement is a powerful driver of the patient experience, but engagement and patient experience improvement efforts must work in concert to be optimally effective. Ensuring that engagement is properly connected to the patient experience requires understanding the possible areas of misalignment and providing the resources and support needed to address them.

  • Let's Talk About Pain

    Added on Mar 6, 2017

    By Christina Dempsey, Chief Nursing Officer

    As the media continue to focus on the very real opioid epidemic, we as care providers must stay ever mindful of the fact that our patients’ pain is also very real, and that we cannot subjugate one to fix the other. It is our job to better understand and help manage our patients’ pain.

  • New Nursing Research Brings Motivational Theory to Life

    Added on Dec 7, 2016

    New research demonstrating the importance of nurse workplace safety on nurse, patient and payment outcomes aligns well with Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs motivational theory and the concept of compassionate, connected care for caregivers..

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