Dealing with Difficult Times

Dealing with Difficult Times

In today’s complex world, many of us find ourselves feeling stressed, with demands coming at us from many directions. Whether a person’s source of tension and anxiety are being influenced by personal issues or larger “world” issues, having coping strategies that help us feel like we are “doing” something can have a positive effect on our overall well-being   *By downloading this (product) you are opting in to receiving information from Healthcom Media and Affiliates. The details, including your email…

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The Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity

The Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity

Creating opportunities for nurses and giving respect to tradition By Elizabeth Moore With the stirring music and sacred smoke of a traditional Native American blessing, the first indigenous nursing research center in the world was dedicated in May 2017 at the Florida State University (FSU) College of Nursing in Tallahassee, Florida. Led by Executive Director John Lowe, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity (INRHE) aims to attain health equity through research, education, and service…

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The imperative of humble leadership

The imperative of humble leadership

By Donna Grande, MGA Empower your team through shared responsibility. In this world of social media, where people focus on self-promotion, it seems odd to address the issue of humility. But humble leadership is imperative in today’s world. Humble leaders are critical for creating environments that enable diversity of thought and ideas. They create space for others to contribute by demonstrating acts of humility, empowering others to learn and grow, taking risks for the greater good, and holding people responsible…

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Comparing Pathway to Excellence® and Magnet Recognition® Programs

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Two roads to nurse engagement and quality outcomes. Takeaways: Magnet recognizes healthcare organizations for quality outcomes, patient care and nursing excellence, and innovations in professional practice Pathway emphasizes supportive practice environments, including a established shared-governance structure that values nurses’ contributions in everyday decisions, especially those that affect their clinical practice and well-being. By Christine Pabico, MSN, RN, NE-BC, and Rebecca Graystone, MS, MBA, RN, NE-BC Creating a supportive practice environment fosters sustained excellence and inspires innovation. Nursing leaders recognize the…

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Two sides to the opioid crisis

Two sides to the opioid crisis

Anne Fuqua, a former nurse, recently shared her opioid crisis story in the Washington Post. But it’s not the story you might be expecting to hear. Anne isn’t suffering from addiction. Instead, she suffers from pain and spasms caused by dystonia. Anne can’t take many of the medications typically prescribed for her condition, but, for reasons her doctor can’t explain, she does respond well to opioids. So much so that her body is no longer rigid, her fists aren’t clenched,…

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Splash safety—Protecting your eyes, Part I

Splash safety—Protecting your eyes, Part I

Take the time to protect your eyes from pathogens. Takeaways: Nurses sustain the largest percentage of blood and body fluid exposures (BBFE) in acute-care settings in the United States. From 50% to 60% of splashes that touch unprotected skin are blood or body fluids visibly contaminated with blood; 83.4% occur to the nurse’s face and 66.7% occur to their eyes. Of those nurses reporting any kind of BBFE, only 8.1% said they were wearing eye protection. Eye protection should be…

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Concept Performance Metrics

Concept Performance Metrics

Concept Performance Metrics Introduction Performance metrics determines the activities and operations of the business. Performance metrics in a particular organisation helps to gather information about that organisation. Hence, the stakeholders become aware about the status of the organisation. Food and beverage industry is a vast sector and subjected to tough competition. In order to receive a sustainable growth and success in the business it is important to monitor the performance of the organisation. Performance metrics allows the organisation to perform…

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MANAGING FOOD AND BEVERAGE OPERATIONS

MANAGING FOOD AND BEVERAGE OPERATIONS

MANAGING FOOD AND BEVERAGE OPERATIONS Performance metrics of an organisation is related to several factors. Hence it has certain challenges that put major impact on the organisational performance. According to Sharawi  (2014), organisations often face certain challenges while applying performance metrics. Reduction in output level A major challenge of implementation of performance metrics is related to the employee motivation. Performance metrics determine the standards of the employee performance. While the experienced employee could find it unfair to judge their contribution…

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Safe Use of Restraints

Safe Use of Restraints

This Focus On… section of American Nurse Today was funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Posey Co. Content was developed independently of the sponsor and all articles have undergone peer review according to American Nurse Today standards.   *By downloading this eBook, you are opting in to receiving information from Healthcom Media and Affiliates. The details, including your email address/mobile number, may be used to keep you informed about future products and services.     The post Safe Use…

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