Nursing Headlines

  • Nurses at risk helped by suicide prevention program

    A pilot of the Healer Education Assessment and Referral (HEAR) suicide prevention program geared toward nurses was successful in identifying at-risk nurses and getting them help, according to a study published in Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing.

  • The role of care coordinators and technology in addressing the opioid crisis

    As physician practices transition to value-based care and incorporate population health management (PHM) solutions into their day-to-day workflows, there are opportunities to close the communication gaps that can lead to opioid abuse. By aggregating and analyzing data across the care continuum, healthcare organizations can proactively recognize patients with conditions that put them at risk for abuse (e.g., cancer, COPD, and muscular skeletal disorders), flag specialists that are overprescribing, and note which pharmacies are dispensing the most opioid prescriptions.

  • Improve interviewing and hiring skills

    Although selecting new staff to add to the team is one of the most important roles nurse managers play in relation to recruitment and retention, their interview skills typically are not addressed. Nurse managers often are assumed to have such skills when they do not. Therefore, an important part of developing nurse managers is to help them acquire the skills to choose appropriate staff.

  • Nurses have a high risk for suicide

    Nurses, both male and female, are at a higher risk of suicide than the general population finds a study from researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Health, Department of Nursing.

  • Enlist a recruitment army to draw in new recruits

    To help recruit the best and brightest, form a recruitment force that includes all your organizational employees, family members, and even volunteers. Use an employee referral incentive program to help mobilize your recruitment army.

  • Open communication softens impact of medical errors on patients and families

    Open communication with patients after medical errors decreases emotional impacts and diminishes patient avoidance of doctors and organizations involved in errors, new research indicates.