Nurse Leaders in the Boardroom: A Fitting Choice

Paper in the January/February 2012 issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management.

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John Combes, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer, Center for Healthcare Governance

Nurse-Pharmacist Collaboration on Medication Reconciliation: A Novel Approach to Information Management

This research brief explores whether a nurse-pharmacist led medication reconciliation protocol could efficiently and inexpensively prevent potential adverse drug events (ADEs) at the admission and discharge transitions of care.

This research brief explores whether a nurse-pharmacist led medication reconciliation protocol could efficiently and inexpensively prevent potential adverse drug events (ADEs) at the admission and discharge transitions of care.

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Linda L. Costa and Stephanie S. Poe

Interdisciplinary Mobility Team Approach to Reduction of Facility-Acquired Pressure Ulcers

The purpose of this research brief is to test the effectiveness of a nurse-led pressure ulcer prevention intervention using musical cues to remind all long-term care (LTC) staff to help every resident move or reposition every two hours.

The purpose of this research brief is to test the effectiveness of a nurse-led pressure ulcer prevention intervention using musical cues to remind all long-term care (LTC) staff to help every resident move or reposition every two hours.

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Tracey Yap, Jay Kim, Susan Kennerly, C. R. Buncher, and Elaine Miller

Multidisciplinary Organization and Outcomes for Chronic Heart Failure Patients in the VA

This research brief examines the effect of complementary leadership on care team performance by nurses and physicians involved in jointly providing health care services.

This research brief examines the effect of complementary leadership on care team performance by nurses and physicians involved in jointly providing health care services.

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Douglas R. Wholey,  Joanne Disch,  Katie M. White, Adam Powell, Thomas S. Rector, Anju Sahay, and Paul A. Heidenreich

Improving Rural Hospital Quality by Enhancing Evidence-Based Nursing

The purpose of this research brief is to test the effects of a nurse-led quality collaborative approach to implementing evidence-based heart failure (HF) care on HF core measures, and to examine factors that contributed differences in patient outcomes.

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Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, RN, ANP, PhD, FAAN, Laura Morlock, PhD, Kevin D. Frick, PhD, Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, and Yulan Liang, PhD

Evaluating a Nursing-Driven Intervention to Reduce Bloodstream Infections

This research brief refines, implements, and evaluates a nursing-driven intervention to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI).

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David A. Thompson, DSNc, MSN, RN , Jill A. Marsteller, PhD, MPP, and  J. Bryan Sexton, PhD

Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action Summit 2013: Transforming Health Care Through Nursing

In the spring of 2013, The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action hosted a national summit in Washington, D.C.

 

In the spring of 2013, The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action hosted a national summit in Washington, D.C., which brought together more than 200 health and health care leaders from across the country to address the role of nurses in the transformation of health care in the United States.

Boosting Nurse Education Gives Patients a Better Chance After Surgery

New Study Shows Fewer Deaths in Hospitals That Have Higher Percentages of Nurses with Baccalaureate Degrees

The landmark Institute of Medicine (IOM) report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health includes a host of ambitious recommendations, including increasing the number of registered nurses with baccalaureate degrees to 80 percent by 2020. Over the past decade, the body of research supporting this increase has grown, and a new study underscores a fundamental reason for the recommendation: Having more nurses with baccalaureate degrees saves more lives.

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Initiative Provides Roadmap for Improving Patient Care

Seven-Year Initiative Built Research Science, Provided Definitive Evidence of Nursing’s Contributions to Improving Care, Identified New Areas for Research, and Challenges

A review of research studies funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI) shows that the program helped improve the rigor of research methodology, built a solid base of evidence showing links between nursing care and patient outcomes, and helped increase interdisciplinary research and practice. It also identified significant challenges for researchers exploring the ways nursing contributes to improved care.

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Not Enough Nurses in Neonatal Intensive Care Units

A new study reveals that the health of critically ill newborns is endangered by insufficient nurse staffing.

The national study finds that very few neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) provide sufficient numbers of nurses to meet guidelines and that the most vulnerable babies are also the most understaffed.

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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