Tag: teamwork

How gamification improves OR training, outcomes

Takeaways From mobile phone apps to immersive virtual reality surgery experiences, digital tools make healthcare training more interactive, more engaging, and more fun for everyone from nurses to surgeons. Modern procedures—including minimally invasive techniques and robotic surgery—require 50 to 100 cases for a surgeon to reach a safe proficiency level…

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By: Brita Belli
March 22, 2024
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App aims to improve care coordination for critically ill patients

Editor's Note A new app developed by researchers in Japan aims to improve care coordination for nurses involved in managing critically ill patients on life support. The findings were published January 25 in the Japan Journal of Nursing Science.  Relying on the scoring system known as the Nurses' Care Coordinate…

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By: Brita Belli
February 12, 2024
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Session: Leadership training skills designed for future performance

Editor's Note What are some key components of effective leadership? Understanding the complexity of team dynamics, displaying emotional intelligence—especially in difficult situations, and embracing socialization. Lieutenant Colonel Shari Bowen, assistant professor, department of behavioral sciences and leadership, at the US Military Academy in West Point, New York, broke down these…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
February 7, 2024
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Supporting healthcare staff with on-demand staffing solutions

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Healthcare systems worldwide, regardless of their size or market, are facing the same challenge: how to meet the growing demand for qualified staff without straining hospital budgets. According to a report by the American Hospital Association, health systems are experiencing a significant workforce turnover that began in 2016. On average,…

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By: Craig Allan Ahrens, MHA, MBA
January 23, 2024
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Coordinating surgical care means precise staff handoffs

In every OR, the complicated dance of surgical care coordination—the series of handoffs between stakeholders throughout the surgery lifecycle—is performed mainly in the background. Those stakeholders include physician offices, schedulers, preadmission testing, insurance verification, vendors, sterile processing, supply chain, anesthesia, and surgical staff. But what does it look like when…

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By: Carisa Brewster and Jonathan Reimer
January 23, 2024
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Study: Greater support for nurses needed in their workplaces

Editor's Note A new study by PRC, a healthcare market research and consulting company, finds that 15.6% of nurses have feelings of burnout and 41% feel unengaged, the September 6 nurse.org reports. In addition, the survey of more than 2,000 healthcare partners finds that 50% of nurses who report feeling…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 12, 2023
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