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February 2018
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Survey: OR staff low in volume, experience, engagement—Part 1

OR managers might yearn for a past when a well-staffed team of experienced RNs and surgical technologists were committed heart and soul to their jobs, but it’s clear that idyllic time is gone, if indeed, it ever really existed. Most managers now face a triple threat in staffing trends, any…

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By: OR Manager
September 2, 2016
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Influence of nurse manager leadership styles on staff

Editor's Note Nurse managers who provide support and communication through transformational and transactional leadership styles have a positive impact on staff nurse work engagement and can improve organizational outcomes, this study finds. A total of 441 staff nurses working in three acute care hospitals were surveyed. Transactional and transformational leadership…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 29, 2016
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How to attract Gen Zers to the workforce

Editor's Note Generation Z is beginning to enter the workforce, and recruiting is not the same as for millennials, the August 14 Fortune.com reports. Like the millennials, many Gen Zers want to do work that has a positive impact on the world, but they are more concerned about job security…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 17, 2016
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AONE study finds high job satisfaction in nurse executives

Editor's Note A survey of nurse leaders by the American Organization of Nurse Executives found that 81% were “very satisfied” or “somewhat satisfied” with their jobs. The top reason nearly half (47%) of respondents gave for staying in their positions was “I find joy and meaning in my work.” A…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 28, 2016
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From shared to professional governance

Editor's Note The concept of shared governance has evolved to professional governance with the attributes of accountability, professional obligation, collateral relationships, and effective decision-making, this study finds. For 40 years, shared governance served as a nonhierarchical structural framework to create an environment that supports professional nursing practice and interdependence with management. The time…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 15, 2016
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2015 OR Business Management eLearning Course: Technology and Teamwork to Maximize Efficiency and the Patient Experience in the OR

OR Manager presents this eLearning course created from a popular session at the 2015 OR Business Management Conference, pre-approved for 1.5 contact hours. This eLearning course was presented by expert speakers from the conference. Technology and Teamwork to Maximize Efficiency and the Patient Experience in the OR: 1.5 CEs Efficiency problems…

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Effect of inspirational managers on employee health

Editor's Note Mangers who inspire their staff members who work in groups to perform above and beyond the call of duty may harm their employees' health, finds this study. The results suggest that constant pressure from transformational leaders to make an extra effort at work may promote self-sacrifice in vulnerable…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 23, 2016
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Faculty-student relationships, communication key to developing nurse leaders

Editor's Note The addition of the clinical nurse leader role in school curriculums attests to the importance of this role in nursing, the April 18 Nurse.com reports. Nurse faculty members have the power to shape their students’ knowledge and understanding of what a nurse leader is through their attitude and…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 20, 2016
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Orthopedic service line takes health system to another level

Total joint replacements have grown rapidly in recent years, thanks to an aging population and advances in surgical techniques and pain management. As a result, many healthcare facilities have added joint and spine procedures to their service lines. Others would like to know how to do this. What’s involved in…

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By: OR Manager
April 20, 2016
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Emotional intelligence: A mark of superior OR leadership

Emotional intelligence is a phrase bandied about in the literature and lay press, but what exactly is it and why should OR leaders care about it? Emotional intelligence (EI) is linked to higher levels of patient, staff, and physician satisfaction as well as patient safety. As such, it’s an important…

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By: OR Manager
April 20, 2016
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Implications of patient age, ASA status on OR management decisions

Editor's Note Evaluation of patient age and American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status as variables can help OR managers better predict turnaround times, which can facilitate scheduling, this study finds. Researchers developed models of turnaround times of 13, 632 OR procedures with respect to multiple variables including surgical schedule,…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 23, 2016
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2015 OR Business Management eLearning Course: The Income Statement: The New Leader's Role in Revenue & Expenses

OR Manager presents this eLearning course created from a popular session at the 2015 OR Business Management Conference, pre-approved for 3 contact hours. This eLearning course was presented by expert speakers from the conference. The Income Statement: The New Leader's Role in Revenue & Expenses: 3 CEs Many healthcare leaders are…

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