Archive for the 'Charge RN' 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 […]

The Curious Coach’s Questions: Coaching Skills for Healthcare Leadership

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Curiosity and Open-Ended Questions:  These vital competencies should headline skills labs for healthcare professionals with the dual intent of enhancing their own abilities while developing others. Our quiver of leadership skills is incomplete until we add coaching inquiries, delivered from a true attitude of curiosity, allowing us to learn together with those we lead:  patients, […]

A Cure for Leadership Loneliness?

Friday, March 20th, 2015

A Cure for Leadership Loneliness?  An unanticipated surprise in my first leadership role was the unwelcome abrupt detachment from my former collegial teammates.   Jettisoned from the warm cocoon of a backup group, I was seen as a “suit.”  I discovered that my new supervisor was a limited confidant because she was simultaneously judging my abilities […]

“Ruth in the Room” Conference Call Open Dialogue December 10th

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

  Ruth’s Back in the Room Wednesday December 10, 2014  By popular request, we have scheduled the next “Ruth in the Room” conference call forWednesday December 10th 2014, at 0900 Pacific, 10AM Mountain, 11 AM Central, 1200 Noon Eastern time zone.  Please phone 712-775-7100, Access Code 515577# to join our conversation. During the conference call, Ruth will discuss what she has learned working with […]

One Attitude Spreads Ebola: Arrogance

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

I have been watching the Ebola epidemic for months, posting in various social media related to the epidemic’s spread due to my deep concern related to what I believe will be a horrific world-wide threat for months if not years.  I hope we will now wake up and pay attention, world-wide. Yes, now we have […]