Good news: A little more than a week post-op, I'm typing this commentary with both hands! While a broken wrist isn't a circumstance I'd wish on anyone, the lessons it continues to bring...
Getting nurses and doctors on the same page is integral to providing the best possible patient outcomes, and one conflict-ridden hospital's successful effort to improve teamwork offers salient lessons for other healthcare leaders who want to do the same, according to a Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine article.
The risk of violence toward emergency department staff persists in large part because their supervisors perceive it as part of the job, according to MedPageToday.
Healthcare leaders can learn both positive and negative lessons from embattled Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's famously abrasive approach to politics, according to a Becker's Hospital Review column.
Small physician practices often don't have the same resources as larger organizations to formalize patient safety initiatives, but that doesn't mean they should ignore the risks. Much guidance is available to healthcare organizations in how to reduce problems such as falls and infections, and a recent Urology Times article highlights advice that is most practical for physician offices.
As the number of mergers and acquisitions continues to rise in the healthcare industry, it's essential that organizations create a business plan of operational efficiency to ensure the long-term viability of these transactions, according to Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine.
Although nurses remain overwhelmingly female, the number of men in the profession is slowly increasing as nursing schools make an effort to recruit more, according to the Associated Press.
Baccalaureate, master's and doctoral nursing programs experienced an "enrollment surge" last year, according to new data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, a trend that the group says reflects a growing demand for better-educated nurses.
Nebraska has become the latest state to expand the practice scope of nurse practitioners, a move hailed by a leading industry group and backed by other states' push to do the same.
You may have noticed that last week's FiercePracticeManagement was written by more of an ensemble cast than usual. That's because my second-favorite typing hand has been out of commission...