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  • Free tool: Tips for being accountable in meetings

    What am I doing here?
     
    If you've ever found yourself in a meeting wondering why you were invited, with no idea what's expected of you or what the planner hopes to accomplish, this downloadable tool is for you. Before you attend any meeting, review this tool and make sure you understand the key points it raises. You'll get a lot more out of the meeting—and you might just help keep it on track!
     
    In fact, this tool is also for those of you who've ever organized a meeting and presented to a room full of distracted people who don't seem to "get" what you're expecting of them.

    Visit the tools library at www.StrategiesForNurseManagers.com to download the tool, or just click here.

  • Nurses Week recap: There’s still time to download the free webinar!

    We hope you had a fun, informative, and inspirational Nurses Week!

    All week, HCPro offered special offers and giveaways to celebrate Nurses Week. If you missed the special offer to download a FREE webinar, you have until May 19, 2015, to download the program.

    Join renowned critical thinking expert Shelley Cohen, RN, MSN, CEN, for a 90-minute webcast about strengthening nursing staff's critical-thinking skills: Critical Thinking and Patient Outcomes: Engaging Novice and Experienced Nurses.

    This program provides practical strategies for developing critical-thinking skills in novice and experienced nurses. It discusses how to foster an ongoing program that emphasizes critical-thinking skills and how improved critical thinking can impact patient outcomes.

    To access this FREE webcast, enter source code EW323823 at checkout. Click here to register.

  • It’s Nurses Week. Get it?

    National Nurses Week is upon us once more, giving hospital leaders an opportunity to spend time with nursing staff and engage in meaningful conversations. The week begins May 6 and ends May 12 marking the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. The past year has seen highs and lows for the profession, and Nurses Week provides a time to recognize achievements and hard work.

    As I argued last year, too often Nurses Week is applied as a salve; one week of over-recognition for 51 weeks of under-value and under-appreciation. Some clueless hospital leaders see Nurses Week as a time to hand out gifts and make speeches about "angels of caring."

    Leaders that "get it" use the week to recognize dedicated professionals who perform a difficult job—problem-solving partners who tackle tough issues such as lowering healthcare-associated infections and reducing distractions so nurses can spend more time on patient care and less on paperwork.

    Read the rest of the article on www.StrategiesForNurseManagers.com here.

  • Happy Nurses Week: Enjoy our special prizes, discounts, and giveaways!

    HCPro is celebrating Nurses Week with a variety of special offers and giveaways. Visit our blog for nurse leaders at blogs.hcpro.com/nursemanagers/ each day to find out what's going on each day.

    Today, we're focusing on inspiration. Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you or brings you comfort? Share it in the comments here and we'll pick the best and create an inspirational resource to sustain you on the days when you face challenges.

    Click here to visit our blog and enter your quote or saying in the comments box.

    Be sure to check back in with the blog regularly!

  • Nurses: What inspires you to reach for excellence?

    Nurses Week is coming up and is a good time to reflect on what sets the nursing profession apart from so many others. Nurses have a reverence for the work (however flawed circumstances may be on a day-to-day basis), and a commitment to bettering the "caring profession."

    This Nurses Week, please give some thought to what inspires you to reach for excellence. Submit your favorite inspirational quotes and sayings and we will share them so all can be uplifted. We'll also compile the best into a resource to sustain you on the days when you face challenges.

    Click here to visit our blog and enter your quote or saying in the comments box.

  • Rock Your Health: What I didn’t know then and I do know now about how to be really healthy

    By Carol Ebert, RN, BSN, MA, CHES, CWP

    As a wellness professional, it is only in the last few years that I even heard about low glycemic eating and living an anti-inflammatory lifestyle. Are you familiar with those terms? This information certainly was not part of the many wellness presentations I have provided to the masses over the years.

    However, by chance—or probably by universal intervention—I realized there was more to learn about nutrition and its effect on the body, besides the old "food pyramid" I used to promote with great zeal.
    I now know that all food is not the same, and that "low-glycemic" foods are what your body desires. Not the high carb, high sugar, processed, and artificially flavored temptations found in today's food chain. And I also now know that restaurants are often not our friend. Their goal is to get us to love what they serve so much that we will return again and again because the taste was so spectacular.

    Read the rest of Carol's post here.

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  • Nursing Peer Review, Second Edition: A Practical, Nonpunitive Approach to Case Review

    Nursing Peer Review, Second Edition: A Practical, Nonpunitive Approach to Case Review

    A comprehensive guide for establishing a formal case-based nursing peer review program, including all the tools and procedures organizations need to build and manage a structure to conduct systematic evaluation of clinical care.

    Purchase this book on our HCMarketplace.