Answer one crucial question to avoid care lapses and value-based care penalties

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By Ruth Hansten, RN, BSN, MBA, PhD, FACHE Pressure ulcers, pneumonia, readmissions, wound infections, patient deconditioning leading to additional care:  all of these healthcare acquired issues can be related to omitted basic care such as turning, repositioning, ambulation, hygienic care, hydration and nutrition.   Basic care tasks that would avoid these problems can be delivered by […]

A Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes-The Empowered Nurses’ System


By Lorie Brown, RN, MN, JD When I was a nurse, I saw things that I thought should not be happening.  When I spoke up, I found myself having to answer for it.  I learned very quickly that should I speak my mind, I would get into trouble. I had always felt that nurses had […]

Introducing The Healthy Workplaces Community at Next Wave Connect (NWC)


Next Wave Connect (NWC) is a newer social platform especially for healthcare professionals and I’m happy to announce that I’ll be hosting a new community there. It is called, Healthy Workplaces! The mission of the community is to engage various experts and professional staff in dialogues that will increase knowledge about and importance of workforce concerns and […]

Communication Guidelines for Effective Delegation for Nurses


This set of guidelines is an exclusive excerpt from a new online continuing education course for nurses I’ve created with Pedagogy online learning systems.  The course is called 4 Essential Communication Strategies that Promote Patient Safety and this excerpt is from Chapter 7-Delegation. Let me know what you think! Communication Guidelines for Effective Delegation 1. […]

Today, I (tried to) share some of my personal journey-Telesummit Rescheduled w/ Apologies!

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I just got a call from  Lorie Brown, R.N., M.N., J.D and Editor of our book to say there were some tech glitches in today’s interview!  We are sorry!  You can still sign up and we’re figuring out a plan for rescheduling, so I hope you’ll stay tuned.  This book full of real nurses’ stories is so […]

Meet the Authors-Empowered Nurse Telesummit-Rescheduled & Free!

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Blogpost Addendum:  Well, we had some tech issues with the sound in the Telesummit interviews so Editor, Lorie Brown,R.N., M.N., J.D and the nurse team is working on rescheduling.   We ask your forgiveness and hope you’ll stay tuned to meet the authors soon.  I’ll let you know dates as soon as I do, but you […]