Archive for the 'Care Models' Category

Scarcity Mindset and Diminished Mental Bandwidth

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

  Resilient individuals see their world as one of abundance rather than scarcity. Sendhill Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir’s research about the cognitive impact of scarcity, and the resulting decrease in fluid intelligence and self-control was featured in the January 2014 Scientific American Mind.  My mind is racing with a myriad of  correlations to nursing and […]

New Cohort Begins January 13, 2014

Monday, December 30th, 2013

  Hansten Learning Center 2014: Begin Improving Nurse Sensitive Quality through the RROHC Bundle of 10 Best Practices    A New Cohort of the RROHC Professional Practice Specialist Course (Level 1) Begins on January 13th: Begin improving your Nurse Sensitive Indicators and Quality Metrics!  This 20-week course is an instructor guided self-study that prepares internal […]

What key nursing leadership skill could be lacking for optimal patient care?

Monday, September 30th, 2013

professionalpracticeimprovementspostlevel12 When resources are tight and patients present with myriad comorbidities, no matter what station along the healthcare continuum you may work in, each person on the team must be willing, and able, to exert their best efforts.  As complex as healthcare is, if the RNs at the point of care aren’t effectively leading the […]

Think again about NA to NA Shift Report

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Just yesterday I was coaching some nurse leaders during a group coaching conference and heard a familiar comment. “The assistants offer report to each other and some of the managers and unit councils don’t seem to understand that the assignments have to change so that NAs (nursing assistants) can easily report to the RNs.”  Often, […]

Transform Underperforming “Problem” Units

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Perhaps your HCAHPS scores are improving–except for a couple of problem units.  What to do? Here’s what we notice as we coach nurse executives and unit managers related to identifying the issues impacting the patient/family experience.       Professional Practice Review of this department: As we review the anonymous online surveys completed by RNs, […]