This Community Health Worker toolkit will cover what Community Health Worker programs are and what is suggested to implement a program on your own as well as the benefits to your organization, your patients and your community.
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The Nursing Community Stands United for Swift and Coordinated Action to Protect the Public and Health Providers against the Ebola Virus Disease
As a coalition of 61 national nursing organizations, the Nursing Community stands united that the focus on responding to the Ebola Virus Disease in the United States and the devastating outbreak in West Africa must be on patient health and community protection.
AONL, with the Tri-Council for Nursing, released a position statement on how to engage the nursing workforce in eradicating the Ebola virus.
AONL and the Emergency Nurses Association created the Guiding Principles on Mitigating Violence in the Workplace to assist nurse leaders in systematically addressing measures to manage and reduce violence against health care professionals.
The Role of the Nurse Leader in Care Coordination and Transition Management across the Health Care Continuum
AONL and the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing collaborated to outline how nurse leaders in inpatient and post-acute/outpatient settings should approach their roles to enhance development of care coordination and transition management across the continuum of care.
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[Sponsored] In a recent study of more than 1,200 clinicians, 87 percent say that alarms for non-actionable, irrelevant issues “occur frequently,” a jump of more than 10 percent in five years. The problem is growing with the proliferation of monitoring devices in hospitals. It’s time to make alarm management a priority, to protect patient safety and to mitigate provider burnout.
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[Sponsored] Whether it’s a local clinic with a team of ten employees or a healthcare system with multiple locations, every healthcare facility relies on its staff to deliver exceptional care 24/7. Issues such as patient acuity, census counts, and shift requirements must be considered when creating staff schedules. Factor in call offs, time-off requests and other last-minute changes, and it’s easy to see why staff scheduling can be a time-intensive, laborious process for nurse managers.
AONL is committed to safe nurse staffing to ensure quality care and optimal patient experience is delivered throughout our nation. The number of patients for whom a nurse can provide safe, competent and quality care is dependent upon multiple factors. Studies show nurse staffing levels are a determinant of patient safety, outcomes, satisfaction and nurse well-being
The Tri-Council for Nursing is deeply disappointed in the resolution passed at the Interim Meeting of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) House of Delegates, which renews the AMA’s commitment to limiting the practice of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) across the country through model legislation and national and state-level campaigns. The Tri-Council knows that when nurses practice to the full extent of their education and clinical training, patients and our healthcare system benefit.
In 2017 a delegation of nurse leaders traveled abroad, to Israel with the AONL board president an CEO. Among the areas they explored included, emergency preparedness, treating victims of violence in Israeli communities, and Israeli nurse leaders’ initiatives to keep themselves and their staff resilient. Additionally, they learned how nurse leaders in Israel partner with their academic colleagues in preparing the current and future generation of nurses for the growing demand of health care needs as their population ages.
The Essential Role of the Registered Nurse and Integration of Community Health Workers into Community Team-Based Care
The evolution of community team-based care acknowledges new and modified roles for clinicians and other care givers, their relationships and customized interactions with patients and families. This position, from the Tri-Council for Nursing, will inform consumers, providers, and policy makers about the changing nature of care in the community and the importance of high impact teams, highlighting the roles of registered nurses and community health workers.
?Member Only? This book explores the need for nurse leaders to support the development of a culture of communication from the administrative level to direct-care nurses.
As the U.S. health care environment continues to evolve in response to calls for lower cost, higher quality and an improved patient experience, health care organizations are undergoing fundamental change. This in turn requires the system Chief Nurse Executive (CNE) to adjust and embrace new competencies.
Communicating internally and externally is one of the most difficult, yet critical, responsibilities leaders face. As our nation learned during Hurricane Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Ebola outbreak in Africa and other major crises, frequent communication and full disclosure is essential to maintaining credibility with the organization’s interprofessional team and the public. What is said (or not said) can be as important one’s actions.
Health care systems increasingly are identifying strategies and interventions to improve the health of their patients and the communities they serve. Acute, ambulatory and post-acute care organizations are realizing the promotion of health and wellness outside their settings creates improved outcomes. This shift in care delivery focuses on partnerships across the health care settings and addressing specific health needs of particular populations.
The Nurse Manager Competencies are based on the Nurse Manager Learning Domain Framework and capture the skills, knowledge and abilities that guide the practice of these nurse leaders. The successful nurse leader must gain expertise in all three domains: the science of managing the business; the art of leading the people; the leader within.
Beyond the hospital and physician’s offices, patients are cared for in specialized settings based on their specific needs. Most modern hospitals and health care systems include a number of services or programs that fall into the category of post-acute care, including institutional-based programs such as inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs) and long-term care hospitals, as well as home and community-based services, such as home health and hospice care.
?Member Only? The AONL Salary and Compensation Study for Nurse Leaders | 2016 edition featured wide participation from nurse leaders.