Alexandra Wilson Pecci is an editor for HealthLeaders.
Concerned that patient safety initiatives are eclipsing concerns over workforce safety, a nursing leader is working to spread awareness about needlestick injuries and violence in the workplace.
Nurses see firsthand the amount of waste and use of environmentally unfriendly chemicals in their hospitals. It's no surprise then that nurse leaders are key to creating a culture of sustainability.
While the Missouri State Medical Association compares nurse practioners seeking legislative relief to "12-year-olds at a Justin Bieber concert," a senior nurse leader sticks to the data.
The nursing shortage is over, for now, but nurse leaders should not stop striving to improve the work environment, to retain their nurses, and to prepare for the next workforce shortage.
A Georgia hospital finds a cost-effective staffing solution in a self-scheduling system for nurses. Its key selling points are autonomy for nurses and an end to incentive pay and agency hires for the hospital.
A study finds that half of nurses experience blood exposure on their skin, eyes, nose, or mouth at least monthly when inserting peripheral IV catheters. And most go unreported.
As part of an effort to improve patient safety, a nurse leader explains techniques for 'stopping the line' in a way that is non-threatening to peers and physicians.
A maternity ward scuffle between a high-profile parent and a pair of nurses leads to questions about hospital security and violence against nurses.
Critical care units with higher percentages of registered nurses holding national specialty certifications have lower rates of certain hospital-acquired infection, research shows.
It's a paradox, but to avoid employer mandates, healthcare workers and their organizing bodies should be pushing to increase voluntary vaccinations among their ranks—with caveats.