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Nursing Articles by Topic: Evidence-Based Practice

From the staff development bookshelf: Gathering and evaluating evidence for EBP projects

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 33, August 16, 2012

    Perhaps one of the biggest challenges in conducting evidence based practice (EBP) projects is...

From the desk of Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 13, March 30, 2012

    Some Nursing Professional Development (NPD) specialists think that reactive data are something we...

Home laundry no match for pathogen-infected scrubs

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 44, October 7, 2011

    Halloween is four weeks away, but infectious disease researchers already have a scary story to...

Prevent readmissions with nurse intervention

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 40, October 3, 2011

    Changing reimbursement incentives are forcing hospitals to focus on preventing readmissions...

Winner of HCPro’s nurse leader best practices contest

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 39, September 26, 2011

    Editor's note: A few weeks ago, we asked you to submit best practices regarding culture change...

From the desk of Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 42, September 23, 2011

    Many of us are facilitating research and evidence-based practice among our clinical and...

CIED-related infections, costs rising

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 42, September 23, 2011

    The use of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) is accompanied by an increase in...

What is staff development research? Part 2

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 42, September 23, 2011

    What kinds of research questions can you think of that are appropriate for staff development...

Recruiting nurses in the fight against CLABSI

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 38, September 19, 2011

    Even with all the effort IPs put into data collection, surveillance, and education on a daily basis...

What is staff development research? Part 1

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 41, September 16, 2011

    Staff development research may be defined as an organized, systematic approach to identifying and...

3 obstacles to higher education levels in nursing

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 34, August 29, 2011

    Evidence shows that patient outcomes improve when nurses have baccalaureate degrees. The Future of...

New NPSG addresses CAUTIs: What you need to know for compliance

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 33, August 19, 2011

    The Joint Commission released a new National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) on May 17. The new goal...

The survival of staff development

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 30, July 29, 2011

    Today we reap the benefits of those nurses who persevered in their quest to establish the specialty...

Proving the value of staff development with evidence

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 26, July 1, 2011

    Being able to produce evidence that links staff development products and services to organizational...

From the desk of Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 18, May 6, 2011

    ll too often staff development is the first department scrutinized when budget cuts and downsizing...

From the desk of Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 17, April 29, 2011

    Using Benner's (1984) clinical model as a guide, experts are the most sophisticated staff...

Evidence-based staff development

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 17, April 29, 2011

    It is important to differentiate between evidence-based clinical practice and evidence-based staff...

Communicating heart health education to staff

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 13, April 1, 2011

    Shelley Lockard, RN, BSN, physician marketing coordinator at Indiana (PA) Regional Medical Center...

Unsafe injection practices remain a concern

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 10, March 11, 2011

    There's good news when it comes to safe injection practices: The majority of healthcare workers are...

From the desk of Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 5, February 4, 2011

    Q. How do I decrease the length of orientation and still provide new employees with the orientation...

MRSA screenings of ICU patients can reduce hospital costs

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 5, February 4, 2011

    Aggressive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening of patients upon admission...

From the desk of Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 3, January 21, 2011

    The most recent version of the Nursing Professional Development Scope and Standards of Practice...

News spotlight: Nurses participation in hospital design fosters quality care

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 52, January 3, 2011

    A recent publication of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) suggests that the nurses have a...

Classroom education: Evidence-based practice

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 50, December 20, 2010

    Q: How do I incorporate evidence-based practice into my staff orientation?

Performance gap or knowledge deficit? Investigate before you educate

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 46, November 19, 2010

    Staff development specialist (SDS) time is a valuable yet scarce commodity, so we must identify...

Research collaborative looks at sustainability best practices

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 45, November 15, 2010

    The study is based on HHI’s recently created Healthier Hospitals Agenda that uses...

What is it you do? Explaining the role of staff development

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 45, November 12, 2010

    When asked to report on staff development activities, many staff development specialists (SDS) use...

From the desk of Adrianne Avillion, DEd, RN

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 44, November 5, 2010

    Q: I've learned about a number of clinical nursing theories, but have been unable to find a...

From the desk of Adrianne Avillion, DEd, RN

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 43, October 29, 2010

    Q: We expect our nurses to do literature reviews as part of their evidence-based practice and...

News spotlight: RWJF launches Wisdom at Work

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 41, October 18, 2010

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has launched Wisdom at Work: Retaining Experienced...

Strategies for Nurse Managers October 2010

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 10, October 1, 2010

    Inside: Strategies to include preceptors in charge nurse training Success in a fall...

Success in a fall reduction strategy

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 10, October 1, 2010

    Systemic change requires visionary leadership. The board of trustees for our facility established a...

Enhancing brain function, facilitating learning, and improving outcomes

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 10, October 1, 2010

    As educators, we are asked to enhance outcomes, demonstrate results, and provide evidence of return...

Teach your patients to breathe easier

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 38, September 20, 2010

    Using the diaphragm and not the chest is the most efficient and relaxing way to breathe. Chest...

From the desk of Adrianne Avillion, DEd, RN

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 37, September 17, 2010

    Q: Are there any options for journal clubs other than the old method of reading and discussing...

Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development, September 2010

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 9, September 1, 2010

    Inside: Helping nurses climb the clinical ladder Keeping it real: Standardized patients bring...

Using benchmarks to evaluate continuing education

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 32, August 13, 2010

    Benchmarking is a systematic process of evaluating the work processes of organizations based on...

Strategies for Nurse Managers August 2010

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 8, August 1, 2010

    Inside: Nursing excellence program provides framework for patient safety initiatives...

Using benchmarks to evaluate continuing education

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 8, August 1, 2010

    Benchmarking is a systematic process of evaluating the work processes of organizations based on...

The verdict is in: Mock trials are guilty of teaching learners

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 7, July 1, 2010

    Mock trials are similar to debates since learners must review literature, gather evidence, and...

Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development, July 2010

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 7, July 1, 2010

    Inside: The verdict is in:  Mock trials are guilty  of teaching...

The verdict is in: Mock trials are guilty of teaching learners

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 25, June 25, 2010

    Mock trials are similar to debates since learners must review literature, gather evidence, and...

Don’t forget the three checks in medication administration

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 23, June 7, 2010

    Before administering medication, it is critical to have five areas of information correct: patient...

From the desk of Adrianne Avillion, DEd, RN

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 22, June 4, 2010

    Q: Years ago, we had a Journal Club that met at lunchtime, but people didn't want to give up their...

Strategies for Nurse Managers June 2010

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 6, June 1, 2010

    Inside: Combating the nurse shortage Colorado hospital evaluates ‘missed...

Inside the program: Evidence-Based Practice newsletters

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 22, May 27, 2010

    Try using an evidence-based practice (EBP) newsletter to distribute highlights from your EBP...

Inside the program: Publicizing Evidence-Based Practice projects

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 21, May 24, 2010

    There are many ways to spread the word about the great work you and your nurse colleagues have done...

From the desk of Adrianne Avillion, DEd, RN

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 20, May 21, 2010

    Q: We are in the beginning stages of establishing a nursing research council. One of our first...

Inside the program: Models of evidence-based nursing practice

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 20, May 14, 2010

    No one model of evidence-based practice (EBP) is a perfect fit for all nursing departments and...

Inside the program: Evidence-based practice?Getting the resources you need

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 19, May 5, 2010

    Creating a culture in which everyone can participate in evidence-based practice (EBP) projects...

Handling a suicide threat

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 18, May 5, 2010

    It is important to remember that most suicide threat attempts are expressions of extreme distress...

Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development, May 2010

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 5, May 1, 2010

    In this issue, read how a vice president of professional development enhances education across a...

EBP and nursing research: Avoiding confusion

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 5, May 1, 2010

    The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® requires hospitals to have evidence-based practice...

Inside the program: EBP?Getting started

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 18, April 30, 2010

    Nurses and other clinicians strive to provide the best care possible, and in today’s...

Use others to help depressed patients

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 16, April 19, 2010

    The support and involvement of family and friends can be crucial in helping someone who is...

From the desk of Adrianne Avillion, DEd, RN

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 15, April 16, 2010

    Q: I am the manager of a staff development department in a 500-bed community hospital. Our...

Staff development on the evening and night shifts:  Tips for providing meaningful learning experiences

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 4, April 1, 2010

    Providing learning opportunities for evening and night shift staff requires innovation and...

Credibility: Strategies to enhancing your influence

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 4, April 1, 2010

    Author’s note: I am the director of employee and organizational development at Aurora Health...

Strategies for Nurse Managers April 2010

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 4, April 1, 2010

    Inside: Matching the right people to the right responsibility New code of conduct...

Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development, April 2010

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 4, April 1, 2010

    In this issue, read how to enhance your credibility; learn best practices for providing education...

Inside best practice: Review the course and set guidelines

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 13, March 29, 2010

    When we collected sources of evidence the first time, the process was not well defined, which...

Credibility: Strategies to enhancing your influence

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 11, March 19, 2010

    In our fast-paced environments, we often ask, "How can I extend my influence? And how can I...

In the know: What to do with intoxicated patients

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 10, March 8, 2010

    It might be a challenge to have a patient who is intoxicated, but it's important to remember a few...

Every day is a Joint Commission day

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 9, March 5, 2010

    Each year across the United States, numerous healthcare organizations begin a full court press...

Quality improvement: Requirements for collecting nursing-sensitive indicators

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 3, March 1, 2010

    The new ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) model unveiled in 2008 requires MRP hospitals...

HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, March 2010

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 3, March 1, 2010

    Inside this issue, read how scheduling software helps improve nurse satisfaction; understand the...

Inside best practice: The language of research

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 9, March 1, 2010

    Why do we struggle to understand the difference between evidence-based practice and nursing...

Strategies for Nurse Managers March 2010

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 3, March 1, 2010

    Inside: Voice recording technology improves patient handoff process RapidView provides real-time...

Break down barriers for proper drug administration

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 8, February 22, 2010

    Developing expert practice habits will serve nurses well and protect patients from harmful drug...

Nurse anesthetists say they practice safely without physician supervision

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 6, February 12, 2010

    Nurse anesthetists across the country are vehemently defending their ability to administer...

HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program February 2010

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 2, February 1, 2010

    Inside this issue, read how scheduling software helps improve nurse satisfaction; understand the...

Evidence-based practice and nursing research: Avoiding confusion

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 2, February 1, 2010

    The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) requires hospitals to have evidence-based practice...

HCPro's White Papers on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®: Collecting evidence for the written documentation

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 2, February 1, 2010

    Inside this white paper, find out how to collect evidence from across the entire organization, and...

Hand hygiene rates improved through variety of reinforcement styles

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 2, February 1, 2010

    It takes more than one method to bring a hospital’s hand hygiene compliance rate above 90...

Strategies for Nurse Managers, February 2010

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 2, February 1, 2010

    Inside this issue, learn how to improve hand hygiene rates through a variety of reinforcement...

From the desk of Adrianne Avillion, DEd, RN

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 3, January 22, 2010

    Q: Our hospital is having some financial difficulties and looking to cut costs. What can I do to...

Tailor evidence-based practice projects to departmental efforts

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 2, January 12, 2010

    In today's healthcare environment, it is essential to create synergies between various efforts...

NCSBN raises standard of NCLEX-RN exam

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 2, January 11, 2010

    The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc., otherwise known as NCSBN, has raised the...

Understanding stress’s impact on patient learning

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 2, January 11, 2010

    Proper communication and education with patients is a critical step to ensuring good patient...

The role of kidneys in drug elimination

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 1, January 4, 2010

    To avoid drug overdosing, it's important to understand the importance the kidneys play in drug...

Debating the evidence: A hospital sparks an argument to get nurses engaged

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 1, January 1, 2010

    When nurses hear the word “research,” they often run in the opposite direction. But...

Strategies For Nurse Managers, January 2010

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 1, January 1, 2010

    Inside this issue, one organization shares how it engaged nurses in evidence-based practice through...

Ask the expert: Engaging nurses in quality improvement

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 1, January 1, 2010

    Q: We are currently working on our nurse-sensitive quality indicators, and I would like to get...

Competency: Virtual medical center helps new graduate nurses increase confidence

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 1, January 1, 2010

    New grads have a tricky balancing act to perform involving learning new skills, committing policies...

HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, January 2010

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 1, January 1, 2010

    Inside this issue, read how an Arizona-health system is incorporating simulation into new nurse...

Clinical nurse leaders focus on evidence-based practice

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 51, December 22, 2009

    The clinical nurse leader (CNL) role has only been around for a few years, but it is growing at an...

MA hospital reduces patient falls

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 50, December 21, 2009

    Beverly Hospital in Massachusetts has an elderly patient population of 60%, reports WCVBTV Boston...

What makes a good preceptor?

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 50, December 21, 2009

    The preceptor is the key person who will contribute to your successful completion of the...

Ways to publicize evidence-based practice projects

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 50, December 15, 2009

    There are many ways to spread the word about the great work you and your nurse colleagues have done...

What is a journal club?

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 49, December 11, 2009

    Q: What is a journal club and how do they help implement evidence-based practices? A: A journal...

HCPro?s White Papers on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®: Organizing the written documentation

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 12, December 1, 2009

    Inside this white paper, learn how to start organizing for the documentation writing stage. After...

Clinical nurse leaders improve patient care and quality

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 12, December 1, 2009

    If your organization doesn’t employ clinical nurse leaders (CNL), perhaps it’s time it...

HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, December 2009

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 12, December 1, 2009

    Inside this issue, find out about the clinical nurse leader role that benefits organizations&rsquo...

The Staff Educator, December 2009

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 12, December 1, 2009

    In this issue, read about the collaborative efforts to create a simulation training alliance; learn...

In the mix: Nursing department helps improve hospital’s quality

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 47, November 30, 2009

    The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, KS, had some work to do in 1998—its patient...

Time management tips

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 47, November 30, 2009

    The hardest part of being a new nurse is learning how to manage your time. For guidance on how to...

Nursing, medical schools need reform, say stakeholders

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 47, November 30, 2009

    At a recent summit, members of the New England Healthcare Institute (NEHI) and the Robert Wood...

Evaluating sources for research

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 46, November 23, 2009

    In nursing school, you will be expected to perform your share of research for papers and projects...

iPhone app designed to help nurses

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 46, November 23, 2009

    An iPhone application used by Sarasota Memorial Health Care System's nurses is helping nurses spend...

Treating patients with ADHD

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 45, November 16, 2009

    Treatments for ADHD include medication management and behavioral treatment. Structuring a patient's...

New Jersey hospital hosts nursing research day

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 45, November 10, 2009

    More than 200 nurses from New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania recently convened for South Jersey...

NCLEX myths

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 44, November 9, 2009

    The anxiety factor tied to the NCLEX lends itself to widespread rumors about how the exam works and...

A Virginia hospital sparks an argument to get nurses engaged in EBP

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 44, November 3, 2009

    When nurses hear the word "research," they often run in the opposite direction. Even the...

Develop a plan for patients who relapse

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 43, November 2, 2009

     People with chronic illness may experience additional anxiety during periods of relapse of...

The house that nurses built: Nurses design an innovative way to illustrate their professional practice model

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 11, November 1, 2009

    Some people love diagrams and charts. The concentric circles and interpretive arrows make...

Debating the evidence: A Virginia hospital sparks an argument to get nurses engaged

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 11, November 1, 2009

    Nurses have a duty to be current in their practice to ensure best patient outcomes. In addition...

HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, November 2009

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 11, November 1, 2009

    Inside this issue, one organization shares how it engaged nurses in evidence-based practice through...

Applying Benner’s framework to staff development

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 11, November 1, 2009

    Most staff development specialists are familiar with Patricia Benner’s book From Novice to...

Stroke education for patient care technicians

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 11, November 1, 2009

    Designation as a stroke center requires that all clinical and nonclinical hospital employees...

The Staff Educator, November 2009

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 11, November 1, 2009

    In this issue learn how a hospital seeking stroke designation trained patient care technicians to...

Celebrate medical librarian month

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 43, October 27, 2009

    It's the last week to celebrate National Medical Librarians Month, which aims to raise awareness of...

Reaping the benefits of nursing research

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 43, October 27, 2009

    How many times have nurses wondered, "what if we did it this way?" or "I wonder what...

Tips to help nursing students study smarter

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 41, October 19, 2009

    How many times have your read a couple of pages of text, only to discover you have no idea what you...

Building an antimicrobial stewardship program: Simple steps for better antibiotic management can save money and reduce the IC burden

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    Preventing the spread of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) in your facility is increasingly...

Make EBP as easy as 1-2-3

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    Perhaps one of the biggest challenges in conducting EBP projects is learning how to search the...

Create a culture of compliance: ?HIPAA guy? personalizes education and eliminates problems from the start at Hawaii facility

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    Training staff members on HIPAA is tough because two things are certain: You have to train nearly...

Strategies for Nurse Managers, October 2009

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    Inside this issue: Discover how customizing HIPAA training for different employee groups can make...

HCPro's White Papers on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®: Component V: Empirical Outcomes

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    Inside this white paper, read about Component V: Empirical quality outcomes and how to demonstrate...

Evidence-based orientation brings PA hospital retention results

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    Staff development specialists are well aware that the way new employees are oriented to an...

Bridging the generation gap with diverse, creative education

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    Background For the first time in history, there are four distinct generations in the American...

The Staff Educator, October 2009

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    In this issue learn how different generations’ characteristics affect education; a...

Three nurses from one hospital graduate with doctorates

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 39, September 29, 2009

    Three nurses from Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, FL—designated as an ANCC Magnet...

Dealing with a potentially psychotic patient

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 38, September 28, 2009

     Dealing with a patient who exhibits psychotic symptoms is never easy. During the workup and...

Best practice: Make EBP as easy as 1-2-3

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 38, September 22, 2009

    Perhaps one of the biggest challenges in conducting evidence-based practice (EBP) projects is...

Evidence-based school is in session

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 36, September 8, 2009

    Staff nurses cite two main reasons for not participating in evidence-based practice (EBP) projects...

Choosing the right route for drug administration

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 35, September 7, 2009

    The route through which a drug is administered is essential for nurses to consider. Often, the...

Facility lowers rate of pressure ulcers, specifically on heel

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    Over the five-year period from January 2002 to January 2007, NCH's rate of pressure ulcers dropped...

Strategies for Nurse Managers, September 2009

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    Inside this issue: Discover how to implement a successful nurse residency program; how public...

The Staff Educator September 2009

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    In this issue discover orientation needs by looking at paradigm shifts in healthcare; catch...

Examining paradigm shifts with orientation needs

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    Orientation is the process of helping nurses become part of an organization’s culture...

Continuing education for staff development specialists

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    In addition to providing continuing education, this year’s convention was also a celebration...

Identifying competent restraint trainers

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    One of the Joint Commission issues that triggers the most questions is the use of restraints. Joint...

HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program September 2009

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    Inside this issue, one organization shares how its scholars program prepares nurses for conducting...

EBP school is in session

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    Staff nurses cite two main reasons for not participating in evidence-based practice (EBP) projects...

Make EBP as easy as 1-2-3

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    Perhaps one of the biggest challenges in conducting EBP projects is learning how to search the...

Assessing risk factors for catheter-associated urinary tract infections

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 34, August 31, 2009

    Q: What risk factors should my nurses watch for to identify patients who may have a...

Ohio bill would require culture classes for nurses, healthcare workers

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 34, August 31, 2009

    A new bill proposed in the Ohio Senate would require nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and most...

Evidence-based practice requires literature critiques

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 34, August 25, 2009

    Cultivating a nursing environment grounded in evidence-based practice requires nurses to be able to...

What to consider when inserting an IV in pediatric populations

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 33, August 24, 2009

    For new nurses, inserting IVs will soon become quite routine; however, when it comes to pediatric...

Identifying patients with present on admission conditions

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 34, August 21, 2009

    Q: How do we document whether a patient's CAUTI was hospital-acquired or POA?

Introducing staff to evidence-based practice

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 33, August 18, 2009

    One of the biggest barriers to basing your organization's culture on evidence-based practice (EBP...

Nursing research and EBP: Applauding staff nurse initiatives

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 33, August 14, 2009

    The key to successful nursing research initiatives that lead to clinical evidence-based practice...

What’s the evidence for EBP?

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 31, August 10, 2009

    Many nurses think they don't have time in their day to think about evidence-based practice (EBP...

Running an effective journal club

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 31, August 4, 2009

    Q: What guidelines should we follow for a new journal club?

Nursing research and EBP: Applauding staff nurse initiatives

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 8, August 1, 2009

    The key to successful nursing research initiatives that lead to clinical evidence-based practice...

StrategiesforNurseManagers, August 2009

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 8, August 1, 2009

    Discover how nurse residency programs help new graduates overcome the difficult transition from...

Hospital’s evidence-based fall prevention program starts to see results

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 8, August 1, 2009

    The Staff Educator has been following the progress of North Adams (MA) Regional Hospital’s...

The Staff Educator, August 2009

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 8, August 1, 2009

    In this issue learn how a hospital’s first evidence-based practice project has improved...

Critiquing research studies

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 8, August 1, 2009

    Many nurses feel unsure of their ability to critique research articles, but with practice and some...

An evidence-based practice initiative sees results

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 31, July 31, 2009

    The Staff Educator has been following the progress of North Adams (MA) Regional Hospital's efforts...

Educating bedside caregivers about EBP

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 31, July 31, 2009

    Q: We want to hold educational sessions to help bedside caregivers understand EBP and to let them...

Resource room funded by nurses, for nurses

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 30, July 28, 2009

    Nurses at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City have somewhere they can go when they...

Educating staff on central line-associated bloodstream infections

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 30, July 24, 2009

    Joint Commission standard NPSG.07.04.01 deals with the prevention of central line-associated...

Preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 29, July 21, 2009

    Organizations pursuing ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® designation or redesignation are...

Prevent falls by identifying extrinsic risk factors

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 28, July 20, 2009

    This week, expert Carole Eldridge, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, dean, campus director, and associate professor...

Handling depressed patients’ expressions of negativity

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 28, July 20, 2009

    Appropriate treatment can help people who are depressed, and includes continual assessment. It's...

The emotional cost of nursing

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 28, July 10, 2009

    Nurses cure the sick, heal the wounded, and comfort the dying, but are they doing so at their own...

Staff nurses investigate better patient care through research projects

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 27, July 3, 2009

    Nurses at York (PA) Hospital are hard at work identifying best practices for patient care through...

HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, July 2009

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 7, July 1, 2009

    Inside this issue, one organization shares how it turned around its culture with a six-step...

Right- and left-brain learners: Strategies to facilitate hemisphere learning

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 7, July 1, 2009

    There is increasing evidence that the learning preferences and styles of adult learners drastically...

Evidence-based practice: Staff nurses investigate better patient care through research projects

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 7, July 1, 2009

    Nurses at York (PA) Hospital are hard at work identifying best practices for patient care through...

The Staff Educator, July 2009

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 7, July 1, 2009

    In this issue learn how to engage staff nurses in evidence-based practice and research; craft...

Strategies for Nurse Managers, July 2009

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 7, July 1, 2009

    Inside this issue: The new multi-drug resistant organism that’s worrying infection control...

Motivate your nurses to conduct research

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 7, July 1, 2009

    Finding ways to motivate staff nurses to conduct nursing research can be difficult. From the...

Making data collection meaningful

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 7, July 1, 2009

    Data collection is a hallmark for nursing as a process to measure and assess the care we provide to...

Use in-house resources to meet nursing research expectations

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 26, June 30, 2009

    Meeting expectations under Component IV: New knowledge, innovations, and improvements can be...

Evidence-based pain assessment resources

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 25, June 29, 2009

    Nurses are patient advocates who play a lead role in helping manage and relieve their patients...

Get staff nurses to identify evidence-based projects

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 25, June 23, 2009

    Your nursing staff needs to be active participants when identifying clinical questions that can be...

Wear colorful scrubs to ease fear

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 24, June 12, 2009

    Hospitals can be a frightening place for children, which in turn creates a barrier of distrust...

Objectives to consider when implementing evidence-based practice

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 23, June 5, 2009

    Incorporating evidence-based practice (EBP) into staff development is an ongoing process that...

Bring all the right forms to the IRB

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 23, June 5, 2009

    This week, Marquetta Flaugher, ARNP-BC, DSN, discusses the forms needed by an institutional review...

Evidence-based staff development practice: Implementation strategies and understanding ethical and legal implications

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 6, June 1, 2009

    Incorporating EBP into staff development is an ongoing process that requires you to consider the...

Evidence-based practice: Educating nurses about fall prevention

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 6, June 1, 2009

    After identifying an increase in patient falls, Debbie Durant, RN, BSN, director of the...

Competency: Implementing staff  development competencies 

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 6, June 1, 2009

    Last month, Barbara A. Brunt, MA, MN, RN-BC, director of nursing education and staff development at...

The Staff Educator, June 2009

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 6, June 1, 2009

    In this issue learn how to assess the clinical competency of staff development specialists; base...

Legal and ethical issues arise in evidence-based staff development

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 22, May 29, 2009

    In evidence-based staff development, educators must gather evidence to support ethical and legal...

Conduct an analysis of healthcare practices

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 21, May 22, 2009

    Evidence-based practice in staff development requires a continual analysis of healthcare practices...

Research and evidence-based practice--spread the word

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 20, May 15, 2009

    This week, Suzanne C. Beyea, RN, PhD, FAAN, and Mary Jo Slattery, RN, MS, share ways to...

Get started with evidence-based practice

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 19, May 11, 2009

    Nurses and other clinicians strive to provide the best care possible, and in today's healthcare...

Get staff nurses interested in evidence-based practice

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 18, May 5, 2009

    This week, a reader asks how to get staff nurses interested in evidence-based practice. Read the...

Integrate evidence-based practice in nursing committees

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 18, May 4, 2009

    This week, Suzanne C. Beyea, RN, PhD, FAAN, director of nursing research at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock...

Prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 5, May 1, 2009

    CAUTIs are the most common of all hospital-acquired conditions (HAC). Eighty percent of UTIs result...

Find your facility’s fit

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 5, May 1, 2009

    Achieving complete patient satisfaction is every facility’s goal when implementing a patient...

The Staff Educator May 2009

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 5, May 1, 2009

    In this issue learn how to assess the clinical competency of staff development specialists; base...

Assessing the competence of staff development specialists

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 5, May 1, 2009

    Assessing the clinical competency of healthcare professionals is, arguably, the center of attention...

Data gathering and current program analysis

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 5, May 1, 2009

    EBP in staff development requires a continual analysis of healthcare practices. Such analysis...

Motivate your nurses to conduct research

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 5, May 1, 2009

    Conducting research and publishing findings is an important way to add to the body of knowledge of...

Reporting safety concerns

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 5, May 1, 2009

    Each month, The Staff Educator will feature suggestions for Joint Commission survey preparation...

Motivate your nurses to conduct research projects

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 17, April 27, 2009

    Finding ways to motivate staff nurses to conduct nursing research can be difficult. At the outset...

Save 25% on nursing products

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 17, April 24, 2009

    Are you in search of the ideal gift to show your gratitude to a fellow nurse? Is it time to reward...

Make data collection evidence-based

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 17, April 24, 2009

    Evidence-based practice (EBP) in staff development requires a continual analysis of healthcare...

Evidence-based guidelines to monitor patients post falls

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 16, April 20, 2009

    This week, Carole Eldridge, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, dean, campus director, and associate professor at St...

Share useful evidence-based practice Web sites with staff nurses

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 15, April 10, 2009

    This week, Suzanne C. Beyea, RN, PhD, FAAN and Mary Jo Slattery, RN, MS, share seven...

Oral care helps facilities wash out VAP rates

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) states that VAP kills more patients every year than...

Build up nursing research collaboration with a database

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    The research director at Cleveland Clinic has successfully guided staff nurses through research...

Keep nursing excellence on the front burner

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    The color purple is popping up nearly everywhere at Rochester (NY) General Hospital. From bookmarks...

From evidence to education: An EBP project takes flight

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    After identifying an increase in patient falls, Debbie Durant, RN, BSN, director of the medical...

Making sense of copyright issues

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    Questions and concerns about copyright are nothing new. Educators in all practice settings want...

Basing staff development practice on evidence

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    What is evidence-based practice (EBP) in staff development? We all know that EBP in the clinical...

HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, April 2009

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    Inside this issue, one organization shares how its ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® champions...

The Staff Educator, April 2009

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    Learn how to close the gap between staff development practice and evidence-based best practices...

Hold practice conferences to prepare staff for the site visit

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 13, March 31, 2009

    Before your organization’s site visit, the appraisers will send you an outline of activities...

Discuss evidence-based practice in staff development with colleagues

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 13, March 27, 2009

    Evidence-based practice (EBP) in the clinical setting is the process of making clinical...

Reduce patient falls by tracking and trending

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 12, March 24, 2009

    Patient falls is a nurse-sensitive quality indicator in the 2008 ANCC Magnet Recognition...

Educate nurses on choosing the best research literature

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 12, March 20, 2009

    This week, Suzanne C. Beyea, RN, PhD, FAAN, and Mary Jo Slattery, RN, MS, provide ways to...

Tackle hospital-acquired conditions with a prevention team

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 10, March 9, 2009

    This week, Laura J. Weber, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM, director of quality management, and Melissa A...

Teach your staff the difference between EBP and research

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 9, March 3, 2009

    Staff nurses in organizations pursuing ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® designation or...

Minimize pressure ulcers by preventing friction and shear

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 9, March 2, 2009

    Pressure ulcers are among the most prevalent hospital-associated infections, making them a top...

Huddle up to discuss evidence-based practice

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 9, February 27, 2009

    Successful implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP) can bring a number of patient care...

An army nurse brings two hot topics into the combat zone

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 8, February 20, 2009

    Nursing research and evidence-based practice (EBP) are not only important topics for nurses...

Be a leader in research and evidence-based practice

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 7, February 17, 2009

    Nurses need to recognize the importance of nursing research and evidence-based practice (EBP...

Identify modifiable risk factors to prevent patient falls

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 7, February 16, 2009

    This week, Carole Eldridge, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, dean, campus director, and associate professor at St...

Educate nurses to consider accuracy of evidence-based practice resources

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 7, February 13, 2009

    Nurses are using evidence-based practice (EBP) to question their provision of care and look for...

Who should facilitate journal clubs?

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 6, February 10, 2009

    One important way to meet expectations for evidence-based practice and research is by creating a...

Huddle up to get staff closer to evidence-based practice

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 6, February 9, 2009

    Successful implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP) can bring a number of patient care...

Nursing researchers to get a feel on mood and well-being of middle-age women

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 6, February 9, 2009

    Many people crave the high that comes after an intense workout or find great pleasure curling up to...

Get nursing research underway at your facility

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 5, February 2, 2009

    Research is a high-focus area in nursing departments across the country. It is highly emphasized in...

Evidence-based expert: Encourage nurses to learn through research

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 4, January 23, 2009

    This week’s experts, Suzanne C. Beyea, RN, PhD, FAAN, and Mary Jo Slattery, RN, MS, explain...

Inside the program: Present research findings

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 3, January 20, 2009

    Under Component IV: New knowledge, innovations, and improvements, staff nurses are expected to...

Expert spotlight: Project pointers for evidence-based practice

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 3, January 19, 2009

    This week, expert Suzanne C. Beyea, RN, PhD, FAAN, director of nursing research at the Dartmouth...

Evidence-based expert: Encourage nurses to learn through research

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 3, January 16, 2009

    This week’s experts, Suzanne C. Beyea, RN, PhD, FAAN, and Mary Jo Slattery, RN, MS, explain...

Expert spotlight: Roll out evidence-based practice with resources

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 1, January 5, 2009

    This week, Suzanne C. Beyea, RN, PhD, FAAN, director of nursing research at the Dartmouth Centers...

Web site spotlight: All rise for the evidence-based trial

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 66, December 15, 2008

    Instead of running when they heard the words "research" and "evidence-based...

Evidence-based expert: Help nurses critique journal articles

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 48, December 12, 2008

    This week’s experts, Suzanne C. Beyea, RN, PhD, FAAN, and Mary Jo Slattery, RN, MS, explain...

Break down the barriers to nursing research

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 12, December 1, 2008

    The word “research” can send nurses running. Barriers such as a lack of knowledge on...

The professor’s perspective: What’s all this buzz about informatics?

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 47, November 24, 2008

    Have you heard the new nursing buzzword?  It’s informatics. Just what in the world does...

Evidence-based expert: Gain support for EBP in staff development

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 46, November 14, 2008

    This week’s expert, Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN, shares how educators can get buy-in from...

Inside HCPro's MRP workshop: Close the gaps to achieve nursing excellence

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 44, November 4, 2008

    On October 2-3, attendees at HCPro’s Workshop on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® in...

Inside HCPro's MRP workshop: Get connected

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 43, October 28, 2008

    On October 2-3, attendees at HCPro’s Workshop on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® in...

Inside scoop from our experts: Encourage evidence-based practice projects

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 41, October 14, 2008

    This week, a reader asks for ways to encourage staff to complete an evidence-based practice (EBP...

Evidence-based expert: Prepare yourself for EBP questions

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 41, October 9, 2008

    This week’s expert, Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN, helps you anticipate the questions your...

HCTW news: New Jersey school unveils patient simulator

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 41, October 9, 2008

    A New Jersey nursing school is welcoming new technology to help simulate real-life emergency care.

Blog spotlight: Challenge staff to come up with the evidence

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 56, October 6, 2008

    This week, Deanna R. Miller, RN, MSN/Ed, HCE, shares some insight on engaging staff in...

Web site spotlight: Engage your staff to increase satisfaction

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 40, October 2, 2008

    We often hear the terms "engagement" and "employee satisfaction"...

Web site spotlight: Lead your facility into a culture of accountability

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 55, September 29, 2008

    Would you consider allowing hand washing to be optional in your organization? No. What about...

Inside best practice: Reduce patient falls with a stoplight

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 38, September 23, 2008

    Patient falls are often cited as the second most frequent cause of harm for patients, topped only...