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Traits millennials want in a leader

Editor's Note A survey of 350 millennials finds that traits employees want in a leader has changed dramatically in the past 20 years, the August 2 Great Leadership reports. Among the traits millennials are looking for in a leader are those who: communicate openly and frequently inspire people to be…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 6, 2018
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EHRs are top factor contributing to physician burnout

Editor's Note A recent Reaction Data survey of 254 physicians found that 21% believed electronic health records (EHRs) were the biggest determinant in burnout, followed by payers/preauthorization, regulatory compliance, and internal bureaucracy, the July 31 Healthcare Informatics reports. All factors had a common theme of consuming time and preventing physicians…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 2, 2018
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ECRI Institute’s Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety releases new recommendations

Editor's Note The Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety, a collaborative operated by ECRI Institute, released a new report on July 26 that identifies ways technology can reduce and eliminate diagnostic testing and medication errors. The report, “Health IT Safe Practices for Closing the Loop,” is based on events reported…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 30, 2018
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Full-scale mockup clears path to efficient new ORs

Anyone who has been involved in an OR design and construction project knows it is a labor-intensive, time-consuming effort—and usually far from seamless. There’s almost always something no one thinks of until it is too late, and the staff must learn to live with the flaws. But a multidisciplinary team…

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By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, RN
July 23, 2018
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Elevate your emotional intelligence at OR Manager Conference

The old adage, “Laughter is the best medicine,” is worth adopting as a daily mantra to offset the pressures of the OR environment. Each year, the OR Manager Conference ends on an upbeat note with an inspirational and often humorous closing session. This year’s presentation, on Wednesday, September 19, is…

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By: Elizabeth Wood
July 23, 2018
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PAT makeover enhances patient and provider satisfaction

Not all hospitals have a preadmission testing (PAT) process, and even when they do, communication breakdowns and inefficiencies can make the process ineffective. Recognizing that the PAT process at Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut, needed a makeover was the first step in launching an improvement project that led…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
July 23, 2018
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Sharps inflicting increased wounds in the OR

Injuries from needlesticks—whether from disposable syringes, IV catheters, or blood collection devices—accounted for more than 30% of all sharps injuries in 2016, especially among nurses. Injuries from skin injections alone accounted for 25.7% of all sharps injuries that year. And, for the first time, injuries occurring from suturing during procedures…

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By: OR Manager
July 23, 2018
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Recruiting the next generation of nursing leaders

Editor's Note When recruiting Generations X and Y candidates for nursing administration roles, interventions supporting work-life harmony should be emphasized, this study finds. Respondents to a survey, which examined the impact of a set of interventions on recruiting nurses into administrative roles, indicated that 45% of the interventions had a…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 17, 2018
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Massachusetts will vote on nurse staffing limits in November

Editor's Note Massachusetts voters will decide in November whether to mandate nurse staffing limits in hospitals, the July 9 Boston Business Journal reports. The nurse staffing question, which is being spearheaded by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, will ask voters to establish patient-to-nurse limits in different areas of the hospital. Hospitals…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 13, 2018
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Study: Prevalence of preop opioid use and patient characteristics

Editor's Note In this study of 34,186 surgical patients in the University of Michigan Health System, 23.1% were taking opioids preoperatively, and the use of opioids was associated with a more negative medical and pain profile. Patient age, tobacco use, illicit drug use, higher pain severity, depression, higher Fibromyalgia Survey…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 12, 2018
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