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Web site spotlight: Get a flashback to 2008 with your poll results

Nurse Leader Insider, January 12, 2009

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You piled your plate high and fell into a Thanksgiving turkey slumber. You raced through opening all of your Christmas presents. You may have even rung in 2009 with a glass of champagne or two. With the holidays rushing us into the new year, what better time to take a look back and review your answers to some of our poll questions?

To stay on top of what is affecting you and others in the nursing profession, we create a new poll every week on the Strategies for Nurse Managers Web site. During the past few months, we asked you how the economy is influencing your facility's budget and probed for your opinion on whether The Joint Commission's (formerly JCAHO) 2009 Leadership standards can improve patient safety. We also asked for your thoughts on formal award programs for staff recognition and concierge services to avoid staff burnout. Let's take a look at what you had to say:

  • Today's educational opportunities for nursing students are broad. An array of college programs allow them to hone their skills during a four-year bachelor's program or dive into an accelerated one-year course and end up working side-by-side in a hospital unit. Since sources told us these variances in educational backgrounds can result in clashes among staff, we popped the question to find out if this was an issue in your facility. Twenty percent of you cited conflict due to differences in educational backgrounds, while 80% did not.
  • While we were on the topic of staff conflict, we asked you if scheduling was a problem in your unit during the holidays. Turns out 73% of you have a hard time crafting schedules around the holidays, while 18% of you don't have any problems.

Editor's note: This excerpt was adapted from the article, "Say goodbye to 2008 with a glimpse at your poll results" featured in The Reading Room on HCPro's  online resource center, www.StrategiesforNurseManagers.com. Get a free trial membership that will give you 30 days to test drive all the exciting features on the Web site.

 

 



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