In the second part of our roundtable discussion, three nurse leaders discuss strategies for dealing with overwhelmed staff, the importance of risk-taking, and the need to expand the scope of advance practice nurses and nurse practitioners.
In nursing, as in football, teamwork matters. Safety huddles at the start of a shift allow nurses to strategize as a team before executing patient care. One hospital that's adopted the practice has already scored a national quality award.
Acquitted of two counts of physical harassment against nurses after a maternity ward fracas last year, Douglas Kennedy, son of Robert Kennedy, has filed court papers citing defamation and malicious prosecution.
In the wake of the Newtown, CT school shooting, the president of the American Nurses Association describes gun violence as "a public health issue" and is calling on lawmakers to ban assault weapons and enact other reforms.