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Showing Your Appreciation

Showing Your Appreciation

Nurse’s Day Gift. Unique, meaningful gifts for Nurse’s Day are hard to find. Conversations With Myself On the Journey of Caring is a pocket journal that encourages caregivers to think about important elements in their caring practice. With encouraging statements and thought-provoking questions the journal is designed to inspire caregivers to pause and reflect on their own journey of caring and to embrace the importance of the contributions they make to the healing journey of others. This journal affirms your ...

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Care Plan

Care Plan

Caring behaviors from nurses and their colleagues create the core of a patient’s emotional experience in a hospital setting. However, these caring behaviors are too often assumed rather than taught and measured. Fulfilling the patient and family’s emotional elements is critical to optimizing results and outcomes in your hospital or healthcare organization and to ensuring that you attract patients back to your organization the next time they seek care. Each member of the workforce from the Chief Executive Officer to ...

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The Value Proposition

The Value Proposition

Value-based Purchasing. Those who pay for health care are holding those who provide health care services more accountable for both the cost and quality of care. Patient satisfaction has always been a key indicator of a hospital’s health; however, the patient experience and resulting satisfaction now is tied reimbursement. This requires a critical mindset change that your nursing staff may not be aware of yet. Your nurses need to understand and appreciate not only the quality elements that are being ...

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Your First Nursing Leadership Position

Your First Nursing Leadership Position

The first time a nurse becomes a formal leader, she or he undergoes a substantial transformation. Knowing what to expect and easing that transition leads to better performance, better staff relationships, and better patient experience. The skills that help a nurse become a leader can be learned and are applicable throughout a hospital setting. Training all nursing staff in this methodology assists the organization in achieving and sustaining the quality and satisfaction results we promise to deliver.

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Developing Front-line Leadership

Developing Front-line Leadership

Front-line leadership.  Every hospital and healthcare organization needs excellence in its front-line leaders.  The challenge is that nurses are trained to provide healthcare and not necessarily to be leaders.  Improving nursing leadership skills and competency leads to improved quality outcomes, improved patient satisfaction and experience, and increases in reimbursement.  Leadership skills can be learned – and enhanced.

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What Is Results Focused Leadership?

What Is Results Focused Leadership?

Results. Results are what matters for today’s premier healthcare organizations. Creating systems and processes that deliver superior outcomes is critical to ensure the highest quality outcomes and patient/family experience and to maximize reimbursement. Developing knowledge and competency among staff and leaders is essential to achieving results.

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