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Patients First

Brianne Gallagher, RN, BSN, CCRN

A brief article about a patient that inspired me. Cont'd

The Importance of Educating in Real-Time

Lauren Lebo BSN Student, Nyack College, NY ; Maureen Kroning RN EdD

Working in the acute care hospital, provides many opportunities to learn. As healthcare workers, we must recognize and act quickly on any situation that puts a patient at risk. A recent situation occurred in the hospital that required both the need to act and to provide education in real-time. Cont'd

Polypharmacy Mitigation: A Lifetime of Education.

Rick Rickman, RN, BSN, Carlow University, Pittsburgh PA,

An informational article on the issue of paolypharmacy and medication redundancy in todays healthcare and the use of education over the lifespan as a corrective measure. Cont'd

Night Shift Nursing: A Policy Proposal

Skip Morelock PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Night shift nurses face many obstacles in achieving adequate work-life balance. Additionally, there are ramifications for night shift nurses in that health problems may appear after extended time working the night shift. This research puts forth some possibilities for changing this culture and making nursing and nursing care safer for patients and caregivers. Cont'd

Building Trusting Work Relationships in Healthcare and Beyond

Pablo Velez, PhD, RN, Sherry Nooravi PsyD.

In an effort to help leaders in various types of healthcare organizations learn how to build trust and strong work relationships within their organizations, eight chief nursing officers (CNOs) from healthcare organizations throughout California were interviewed. All the CNOs were asked the same structured questions. A review and analysis of those interviews revealed the following five dimensions as key ingredients: authenticity, work ethics, communicating and sharing news, history and reputation, and creating a supportive and empowering environment. Our results include the definitions of trust by the eight CNOs, the Four R’s of building trustworthy relationships and an acronym of SHARE. We discuss what CNOs describe as “trust blockers,” actions a CNO can take that would break the employee’s trust. The results of this research can be used in a variety of ways including incorporating them into leadership development training aiming at strengthening their personal leadership styles and improving workplace environments by creating and role modeling a more open communication culture. Cont'd

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