Nursing Headlines

  • 3 ways CNOs can improve workplace culture

    What kind of reputation does your organization have when it comes to workplace culture? This is a question to take seriously, as workplace culture can affect everything from recruitment and retention of staff to quality of nursing care.

  • Learn how to hold staff accountable in a nonpunitive culture

    For years, errors were blamed on people instead of systems. People were punished and errors persisted. Now it is well-understood that errors are most often the result of problems with underlying systems, and hospitals are being encouraged to establish nonpunitive cultures that focus on processes, rather than people.

  • What to do with intoxicated patients

    It might be a challenge to have a patient who is intoxicated, but it's important to remember a few things when treating such a patient.

  • Workplace violence legislation moves forward

    Workplace violence against healthcare workers is an issue that's getting well-deserved attention. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports 50% of workplace assault victims are employed in the healthcare industry, and between 2002 to 2013, serious workplace violence incidents were four times more likely to occur to a healthcare worker compared to all other workers in the United States.

  • Nurse-led program improves care of older adults

    Healthcare organizations hoping to improve care of older adults may benefit from participation in the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) program. A recent analysis of the program found it improves older adult care, including fall prevention, patient safety and quality of care, reduction of potentially inappropriate medications, and support of healthcare providers to care for patients with dementia.

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    In observance of Thanksgiving, Nurse Leader Insider will not be published on Thursday, November 28. The next edition will go out Thursday, December 5.