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  • Nurse Manager Resiliency: Why It Matters and How to Cultivate It

    Presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET

    Presented by: Kim Hires, PhD, RN, CEO at the Nightingale Firm

    In a constantly changing healthcare environment, nurse managers are the conduit between the C-suite, bedside nurses, and patients. To succeed in this role, coping with daily stresses while achieving optimal organizational and patient care outcomes, they must develop and hone resiliency skills.

    During this 60-minute webinar, expert speaker Kim Hires, PhD, RN, will help attendees identify the challenges of being a nurse manager and understand the benefits of being resilient, as well as provide practical strategies to develop resiliency.
      
    At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Articulate the challenges of being a nurse manager
    • Define resiliency and its components
    • Enact strategies to produce highly resilient nurse managers


    For more information or to register, click
    here.

  • Legislation addressing violence against healthcare workers advances

    The House Education and Labor Committee recently voted out a bill that would direct the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue a federal workplace violence prevention standard for healthcare and social services employers.

  • Study finds healthcare workers often provide care while ill

    Many healthcare workers may be putting patients at risk by continuing to work when they have symptoms of cold, flu, or other respiratory illnesses, according to a new study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.

  • 3 ways nurse leaders can change workplace culture

    Is the old adage, "Happy nurses equal happy patients" true? Healthcare leaders at North Carolina–based Vidant Health have put this saying to the test. The organization committed resources to change the workplace culture for its nurses with the philosophy that engaged and motivated nurses provide better care to patients.

  • Alabama joins Nurse Licensure Compact

    In a move to ease nurse shortages, a new law in Alabama will allow nurses with multistate licenses to work in the state.The law will go into effect on August 1 and allow the state to opt into the Nurse Licensure Compact. 

  • ER nurse attacked with stun gun

    A patient hit a nurse’s foot with a stun gun during a fight in the emergency room of Roper Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina, last week. Officers were called to the emergency room where they found Kyle Edward Cahill fighting with nurses and security guards as they tried to restrain him on a bed. Hospital staff said Cahill spat and swung his arms violently toward them.

     

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  • Webinar: Build Nurse Engagement Through Coaching and Mentoring

    December 19, 2018
    1:00-2:30 pm EST

    Studies show only 30% of your nurses are actively engaged, which can negatively impact patient satisfaction, safety, and nurse turnover. Join us on December 19 at 1 p.m. to discover how to engage the rest of your staff.

    Don’t miss the chance to improve nurse satisfaction, increase your nursing staff’s commitment to the organization, and raise the level of patient care.

    Visit www.hcmarketplace.com for more information.