Archive for the 'Care Mgmt/Discharge Planning' Category

Another Look at RN Skill Level & Patient Outcomes

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

(First Published in Linked In Pulse Aug 5, 2015 by Ruth Hansten) Wondering about healthcare acquired conditions, errors, readmissions, and lack of care coordination throughout the continuum? Have you checked your basic professional practice skills lately?  Optimal Skill Levels would be 100%. In reviewing 1382 RNs’ self-assessed skill level before RROHC (Relationship & Results Oriented […]

Coach as Chief Correlator of Tasks to Results Thru Delegation Skill and Teamwork Development

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Coach as Chief Correlator of Tasks to Results Through Delegation Skill and Teamwork Development Nurse Leader, August 2014   http://www.nurseleader.com/issue/S1541-4612(14)X0005-4 Ruth I. Hansten, RN, PhD, FACHE   DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mnl.2013.10.007 A new article in August 2014′s Nurse Leader: I wrote about a topic that I spoke about at the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives Nurse Manager Forum […]

About Developing Empathy in Caregivers

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Self Management for Empathy Healthcare leaders are questioning: How do we help our teams develop empathy? Is it possible? How does our culture influence them? Why are some units transcending scores for patients rating compassionate caregivers,  the unit environment itself exudes caring?  Do empathetic behaviors look different for each nurse? Empathy does impact clinical outcomes–and […]

What key nursing leadership skill could be lacking for optimal patient care?

Monday, September 30th, 2013

professionalpracticeimprovementspostlevel12 When resources are tight and patients present with myriad comorbidities, no matter what station along the healthcare continuum you may work in, each person on the team must be willing, and able, to exert their best efforts.  As complex as healthcare is, if the RNs at the point of care aren’t effectively leading the […]

Transform Underperforming “Problem” Units

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Perhaps your HCAHPS scores are improving–except for a couple of problem units.  What to do? Here’s what we notice as we coach nurse executives and unit managers related to identifying the issues impacting the patient/family experience.       Professional Practice Review of this department: As we review the anonymous online surveys completed by RNs, […]