“Nurse Overload” Article Breaking All Blogging Records! Now Watch video of 1 Nursing Minute!

The article Doug Hall and I wrote “Nurse Overload:  The Risks to Employee and Patient” is getting LOTS of ‘hits’ and comments.  Docs, Patient Advocates, and Nurses are commenting in various places in the social media realm.  Thank you all for watching and sharing.  One of my dreams is to build a bridge between consumers […]

When a Toxic Culture Exists, Alignments Become Integral and Dangerous to Collaborative Efforts!

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From Miriam Webster online dictionary: col·lab·o·rate  verb \kə-ˈla-bə-ˌrāt\ : to work with another person or group in order to achieve or do something : to give help to an enemy who has invaded your country during a war Interesting distinction, don’t you think? Alignments can be insidious in healthcare teams and can confuse leaders because they […]

“Interruption Awareness”-Grassroots Nursing YouTube Breaks 10,000 Views!

It’s been about 2.5 years since releasing the “Interruption Awareness” video!  Amazing what a small group of people can accomplish! Quieter work-zones! More awareness of limits & limit-setting! More awareness about nurses’ need to concentrate! If you haven’t seen this youtube, “Interruption Awareness: A Nursing Minute for Patient Safety”, please consider setting aside 12 min to […]

Caring Responses to Uncaring Behavior

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By Vivien Mudgett, RNC, MA, MSN Chances are, if you have been a nurse for more than six months you have been exposed to bullying or disruptive behavior.  Research shows that more than 82% of nurses have been a target of bullying or have witnessed it. Over 60% of novice nurses who experienced bullying are planning […]