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      • How to Celebrate Certified Nurses Day

        Published Mar 19 2019, 08:00 AM by Lippincott Solutions
        • improved outcomes
        • ANCC
        • ANA

        Every March 19 the healthcare industry honors nurses who maintain the highest credentials in their specialty.

      • Reduce Variability of Care: Factors, Benefits and Methods

        Published Mar 13 2019, 12:29 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Evidence based medicine
        • patient safety
        • nursing care plans

        As a healthcare professional, you strive to provide care in accordance with the latest evidence-based medicine. But reducing variability of care within your organization is also important.

      • How Shared Governance in Nursing Works

        Published Feb 27 2019, 10:30 AM by Lippincott Solutions
        • shared governance
        • nursing

        While there's no one model, there are several steps you can take to ensure your facility enjoys the benefits of shared governance.

      • What Is Lean Six Sigma?

        Published Feb 22 2019, 12:03 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • quality improvement in health care
        • Lean Six Sigma
        • patient outcomes

        Lean Six Sigma combines the strengths of two quality improvement methods to create better processes, uphold quality culture, improve metrics, and increase customer satisfaction.

      • Fostering Soft Skills Among New Nurses

        Published Jan 28 2019, 09:51 AM by Lippincott Solutions
        • nurse educators
        • patient care
        • clinical competency

        “Soft skills”, or those that don’t involve direct patient care or clinical skills, help nurses interact with their colleagues and foster a safer patient care environment.

      • Best Practices for Hospital Infection Prevention

        Published Jan 23 2019, 12:58 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • CDC
        • infection prevention
        • HAIs

        Incorporating several best practices into your own nursing skill set can help reduce rates of HAIs and keep your patients healthier.

      • Nursing Shortage Still Afflicting Healthcare

        Published Jan 18 2019, 05:17 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • nursing shortage
        • nurse staffing
        • nursing workforce
        • AACN
        • IOM

        AACN is leveraging resources to shape legislation, identify strategies, and form collaborations to address the shortage.

      • Heavy Consequences – Obesity Epidemic Affects the Entire Healthcare System

        Published Jan 15 2019, 04:02 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • CDC
        • reimbursement
        • patient safety
        • patient and staff well-being
        • obesity epidemic

        As increasing rates of obesity impact hospital reimbursement and staff safety, nurses can act as role models by educating patients on nutrition and obesity-related illness.

      • 'Mastering' Nursing Leadership

        Published Jan 10 2019, 09:38 AM by Lippincott Solutions
        • nurse executives
        • education
        • MBA
        • leadership competencies
        • DON
        • CNO
        • MSN

        For up-and-coming nurse leaders, advanced degrees in both nursing and business are a potent combination for success.

      • Five Tips For Honing Nursing Critical Thinking

        Published Jan 08 2019, 03:18 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • critical thinking
        • patient safety
        • Health care quality
        • clinical competency

        Critical thinking skills are vital to ensuring patient safety and often take time to develop. Learn 5 tips and strategies for improvement.