Tag: Leadership

Experiences of US nurse managers during COVID-19

Editor's Note This study led by nurse researchers at The Ohio State University College of Nursing explores the professional and personal experiences of US nurse managers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The analysis, which includes views of 39 nurse managers from 5 US health systems, identifies three major themes—challenges, feelings and…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 30, 2022
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Brigid Gillespie: Advancing OR nursing with evidence-based practice

She is the person who says, “Show me the evidence,” says Brigid Gillespie, PhD, BHlth Sc (Hons), RN, a conjoint professor of Patient Safety in Nursing at the Gold Coast University Hospital and Griffith School of Nursing and Midwifery in Queensland, Australia. Gillespie spoke to OR Manager about the role…

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By: Amy Bethel, MPA, BSN, RN, NE-BC
June 28, 2022
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Stuart Downs: Finding power in meaningful recognition

All leaders at some point in their careers should find ways to reward and recognize their staff. But what most leaders fail to grasp is, the heart behind the reward is immediately apparent and matters almost as much as the reward itself. Stuart Downs, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, CPHQ, FACHE,…

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By: Amy Bethel, MPA, BSN, RN, NE-BC
May 24, 2022
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Session: Leadership roundtable panel

Editor's Note In this wrap-up roundtable discussion, members of the conference planning committee Hazel Boyd, MBA, clinical operations manager at Boston Children’s Hospital; Sheila Stein, MSN, FNP, CNS, CNOR, robotics coordinator at Cayuga Medical Center; and Denise Waslo, MSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM, NE-BC, director of perioperative services at Long Island…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
May 18, 2022
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Session: Rules of engagement for strengthening interdisciplinary partnerships

Editor's Note In this session, Robin Kaufman, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, NEA-BC, associate chief nurse, perianesthesia, procedural, and ambulatory services at Brigham and Woman’s Faulkner Hospital (BWFH), and Jeffrey Blackwell, MHA, FACHE, senior director, perioperative business operations, at UMass Memorial Medical Center, tackled how to strengthen interdisciplinary partnerships via co-leadership and…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
May 17, 2022
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Keynote: Turn your workplace into a WOWplace

Editor's Note The OR Business Management Conference opened on Monday, May 16, with a riveting presentation on how to lead teams to success by turning the workplace into a WOWplace—an innovative concept that calls on leaders to find that something that will create a work environment that employees will not…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
May 16, 2022
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David Wyatt: Thriving in today's perioperative environment

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to stark focus several ways the nation’s current healthcare system needs to change. But for those already in the profession, these systematic issues have always been present, and a select few have been tirelessly working towards change years before the pandemic. One such individual is…

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By: Cindy Kildgore, MSHA, BSN, RN, CNOR
April 22, 2022
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The Joint Commission seeking comments on proposed new, revised requirements to reduce healthcare disparities

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on March 23 announced that it is developing new and revised requirements on reducing healthcare disparities for its accreditation programs. A field review is open and seeking comments on the proposed new Leadership (LD) standard LD.04.03.08 as well as revisions to the Record of Care,…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 28, 2022
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Josh Wymer: Helping to find the human connection

Most, if not all, nurses will agree that the bedrock of the nursing profession is the connection nurses have with their patients. But the leaders—nurses who demonstrate specialized skills and an organization-driven mindset—are the ones who oversee all the moving parts that need to synchronize to preserve the integrity of…

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By: Cindy Kildgore, MSHA, BSN, RN, CNOR
March 25, 2022
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Survey: 63% of younger nurses could leave profession

Editor's Note In this survey by the American Nurses Foundation, published March 1, 63% of nurses younger than 35 years said they intend to leave or are considering leaving the profession. A total of 12,694 nurses were surveyed. Other findings for nurses under 35 years of age, include: 46% said…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 3, 2022
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