This issue showcases a case study on improving the performance of an acute care transport team, an article describing ways a CNO can remove boundaries to create more effective teams and a Q & A with two HCA nurse executives on how to instill trust and cooperation within teams.
AONL and the AONL Foundation for Nursing Leadership Research and Education earlier this year announced the recipients of several recognition awards. These awards highlight AONL members, supporters and affiliates that demonstrate significant achievements in the practice of nursing leadership...Continue reading.
First introduced in the 1970s, the term “interprofessional approach” was used to describe professionals from various health disciplines collaborating in practice. In contrast, the term “interdisciplinary” was used to describe professionals from various disciplines collaborating in education. (Parse, 2015)...Continue reading.
Nurse executives have the leadership challenge of ensuring that teams are productive, effective and cohesive to ensure expected organizational outcomes. Professional boundaries can be a powerful border that prevents team cohesiveness and leads to splintered groups...Continue reading.
The impact of successful interprofessional teams is being felt across our country as we plan and manage care during the rapidly changing dynamic seen with COVID-19. As nurse leaders, we work collaboratively each day within diverse teams. Though it may be one of the most difficult practices in which to excel, science shows us that effective interprofessional teams are key to improved...Continue reading.
To learn more about strategies to develop high-functioning teams, Marie Prothero interviewed two nurse executives leading teams at HCA’s mountain division, based in Salt Lake City. Jennifer Wagenaar, MBA, RN, CENP, FACHE, is division chief nurse executive, overseeing the overall strategic direction for the practice of nursing operations across 11 hospitals throughout Utah, Idaho and Alaska. Emily Shumway, MSN-ED, RN, CPN, oversees nursing education and competencies, supporting more than 3,100 nurses...Continue reading.
The current deficit of psychiatric nurses is alarming. We look to nursing schools to help meet this need, but many do not offer specific training in caring for patients with psychiatric needs. As a result, new nurses are not prepared to care for these patients. Many have had no guided interactions with this population and others have had minimal exposure...Continue reading.
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Specialized workforce for acute transport (SWAT) is a 24/7 clinical department operating within Michigan Medicine’s critical care nursing division at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor...Continue reading.