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Here’s a 3rd & Essential Step for the “Two Challenge Rule”!

TeamSTEPPS has a pocket guide  with all sorts of communication, team, and patient safety info you can access.  One effort  to standardize communication is called the “Two Challenge Rule” and is described in the pocket guide as follows: “It is … Continue reading

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An Anonymous Nurse Writes: Was this Employee Scapegoated?

Every once in a while I hear from healthcare professionals who share concerns, perspectives, or experiences about something they don’t feel safe discussing publicly.  Job risk or retaliation from others are perceived risks.  Yet their stories provide insights and clues … Continue reading

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Bullying in Healthcare is a Global Issue

Bullying behavior is not confined to the United States, I confirmed when I was teachi ng in Australia in May. After I presented about bullying at the International Council of Nurses Quadrennial Conference in Melbourne, Australia, several nurses from other … Continue reading

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