Join me “8 Key Issues for Healthy Workplaces” Live Tweetchat 2p EST Today


It is critical! Our workplaces must support the work that all healthcare professionals and paraprofessionals do in order for us to provide safe, quality, cost-effective, and compassionate care! It is a huge topic that requires a plethora of expertise! Today, I’m honored to lead a tweetchat discussion hosted by Next Wave Connect (NWC) and hope you’ll join […]

Two Women Creating a Huge Ripple of Hope


Patricia Evans, speaks and writes about verbal abuse and she writes about it well. The Verbally Abusive Relationship “A groundbreaking book.” – Newsweek.   Her discussion of the two kinds of power we have in relationship, (power with and power over) are brilliant and although this book’s focus is on significant/other relationships, there are major take-homes for us in […]

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 […]