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Overcoming team-leadership burnout

Editor's Note It is time for a break if just the thought of another team presentation is overwhelming, according to a report by Mark Ellis in the June 6 leadchange. To grow as a leader and get out of this team-leadership rut, Ellis recommends that leaders: Take time off to…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 11, 2018
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June 8 is Hospitals Against Violence National Day of Awareness

Editor's Note On June 8, the American Hospital Association (AHA) is hosting its second annual Hospitals Against Violence National Day of Awareness, termed “#HAVhope Friday.” The day has been set aside to focus attention on how hospitals, health systems, and their caregivers work daily to end all forms of violence…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 7, 2018
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ECRI Institute announces new consultative service to prevent surgical fires

Editor's Note ECRI Institute on June 5 announced a new consultative service focused on helping healthcare organizations prevent surgical fires by uncovering hidden vulnerabilities. There have been guidelines published by ECRI Institute and others to prevent and extinguish fires for many years, but implementation of the guidelines is the challenge,…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 6, 2018
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Hospital employment up 0.12% in May

Editor's Note US hospitals added 6,200 jobs in May to a seasonally adjusted 5,167,400, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on June 1. That is 99,800 more employees than a year ago. The overall unemployment rate fell by 0.1 in May to 3.8%, an 18-year low.

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By: Judy Mathias
June 5, 2018
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12-year analysis of nonbattle injuries in US service members

Editor's Note Approximately one-third of casualties during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars resulted from nonbattle injuries (NBIs), this study finds. In this analysis of 29,958 casualties (battle injuries and NBIs), NBIs caused 34.1% of total casualties and 11.5% of all deaths. Rates of NBIs were higher among women than men…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 1, 2018
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Spend time with staff to influence performance

Editor's Note Getting to know staff members and supporting that interaction with data helps leaders grow teams, S. Chris Edmonds says in the May 24 Great Leadership. To influence others in the workplace, Edmonds says: Connect with people at all levels and learn their names, their passions, what hinders their…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 1, 2018
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Military-civilian partnership creates first fully integrated trauma system

Editor's Note The American College of Surgeons on May 23 announced that a partnership between the Military Health System and civilian trauma institutions is underway to create the first fully integrated military-civilian trauma system. The system will train military surgeons before deployment, help surgeons retain skills while deployed, and bring…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 24, 2018
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Study: Staying up all night disrupts blood protein levels

Editor's Note Working the night shift and sleeping during the day for just a few days can disrupt levels and time-of-day patterns of more than 100 proteins in the blood (ie, plasma proteomes), this study finds. Six healthy men volunteers in their 20s spent 6 days in the clinical translational…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 22, 2018
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Managing patient and family disruption in the perioperative setting -- Part 1

Disruption in the perioperative setting occurs across a continuum ranging from verbal outbursts to physical violence. “We live in an increasingly violent society, and we need to take measures to educate and prepare nurses and other team members to be safe,” says Margo Halm, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, associate chief executive,…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
May 18, 2018
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Editorial

Societal problems in recent years have placed increasing burdens on healthcare workers. With the increase in mass casualty victims, people displaced by natural disasters, and drug or alcohol addicts, it’s not uncommon to experience disruptive patients or families of patients who arrive at the facility under a great deal of…

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By: Elizabeth Wood
May 18, 2018
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7 Years of Wisdom: Managing Physician and Clinical Staff Relationships in the OR presented by SpecialtyCare

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