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Great project but when will hospitals give nurses the time to solve the problems???

June 9, 2015


Small Troubles, Adaptive Responses [STAR]: Fostering a Quality Culture in Nursing Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on google_plusone_shareShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing Services A team led by Kathleen Stevens and Robert Ferrer at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio recently completed a project to improve nursing units’ quality and efficiency, using […]

Meaningful use for your nurses

September 14, 2014

0 Klas blogs about your EHR EPIC and CERNER seem to be gaining on the others Cerner just bought Siemens IT including its Soarian products

Posted in: Misc

Research made simple?

June 15, 2014


The folks at EBN have created a collection of articles about different aspects of the research process. They are broken into nice easy-to-digest sections that can benefit anyone who wants to critique or use evidence. research_made_simple

Posted in: evidence

Falling behind? Get more productivity from focusing on accomplishements!

June 15, 2014


This is an interesting idea for productivity that combines neuroscienece concepts with appreciative inquiry. Key points: Feeling like you are getting behind leads to anxiety and less productivity. We all get the reports that tell us our deficits. How about more reports that show a running tally of accomplishments? I am helping to build web […]

Roll it out and forget about it!

September 21, 2013


As you can see from this graphic, even “tested” best practices roll out on a trajectory. There is no such thing as a completed roll out. The environment must be monitored for conditions that might propel a drift back into unsafe or undesired practices. These drifts usually do not occur because staff refuse to adopt […]

Culture is King!

September 7, 2013


6 tips to creating a productive, supportive workplace culture.

Posted in: Behavior Change

Using Evidence to Staff Units

September 2, 2013


To organizational psychologists, the decisions hospitals make are often short sighted. When budget cuts are contemplated, nursing is often a target due to its high percentage (around 60%) of operating costs. However, nursing also provides the bulk of patient contact and the mission of any hosptial relates to patient contact. This study is an amazing […]

Posted in: NHPPD, Staffing

I guarantee this will work!

August 7, 2013


If you want to make your employee wellness programs more successful….give them GOLD! Forbes article on Dubai weight loss program/

Posted in: Behavior Change

Skill vs Competency

July 3, 2013


Happy employees = profitability!

June 8, 2013


From Forbes: “Costco’s most recent quarterly earnings report reveals a fairly healthy eight percent rate of growth in year-on-year sales—including a five percent rise in same store sales. What’s more, with membership fees rising from $459 million in the same quarter last year to $528 million this year, it’s pretty clear that a significant number […]