Time for Rounds: NurseNOW
It’s time for our morning rounds! In celebration of National Nurses Week, check out these stories of interest.
4 Million Reasons to Create a Safer, More Effective Work Environment
Nurses Week 2019 has 4 million reasons to celebrate, and Vocera (@VoceraComm) nurses account for nearly 50 of them! To celebrate and elevate the nursing profession, the American Nursing Association calls out 4 million reasons to celebrate – and the 4 million reasons are the 4 million nurses in the U.S. It’s important not just to celebrate nurses, but to ask ourselves, especially as nurse leaders: Are we doing enough to help nurses succeed and thrive?
— Vocera (@VoceraComm) May 8, 2019
How to Use Data to Improve Quality and Patient Safety
Health Catalyst (@HealthCatalyst) reports on how contemporary medicine still struggles to avoid patient harm. Read about how in today’s era of data-driven healthcare, machine learning, and predictive analytics, the industry can turnaround decades of lost ground in patient safety and finally make much needed improvement in preventable errors.
4 Smartphones for Nurses You Should Have on Your Mobility Shortlist
Smartphones can be transformative for nurses and all healthcare professionals. Perfect Serve (@PerfectServe) lists their top four smartphones that nurses need in 2019.
5 Products Healthcare NOW Radio’s Nurse Lauren Recommends
Looking for a gift for the nurse n your life? Are you a nurse wondering what are the best products to buy to use? Check out Nurse Lauren’s recommendations for the five products she brings to every shift.
Penn Nursing Study Links Nurse Work Environments and Outcomes
A study from Penn Nursing (@PennNursing) shows that nurses play critical roles in patient safety and are often the last line of defense against medical errors and unsafe practices. Considerable research has explored the relationship between the nurse work environment and a variety of patient and nurse quality and safety outcomes.
The Future of Nursing 2020-2030
A committee under the auspices of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (@NASEM_Health) will extend the vision for the nursing profession into 2030 and chart a path for the nursing profession to help our nation create a culture of health, reduce health disparities, and improve the health and well-being of the U.S. population in the 21st century. The Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 is holding three regional meetings ( Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle) to hear from you. The committee is interested in your insights on how to advance the profession of nursing to help our nation create a culture of health, reduce health disparities, and improve the health and well-being of the U.S. population in the 21st century. Each meeting will feature panel discussions around a specific topic, followed by time for public comments.
The Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 wants to hear from you! Register now for regional town hall meetings this summer. More info at https://t.co/czcD5mnDIX #FutureofNursing2030 #NursesWeek pic.twitter.com/wC1JbQtCvf
— National Academy of Medicine (@theNAMedicine) May 7, 2019
Hires and Winners
Meet Michigan Medicine’s New Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
Carleen Penoza was announced as Michigan Medicine’s (@umichmedicine) new chief nursing informatics officer. Carleen will lead strategic planning of information management processes, deployment of clinical technology, and evaluation of clinical information systems across Michigan Medicine. “We are thrilled to welcome Carleen as our new Chief Nursing Informatics Officer,” said Nancy May, Michigan Medicine’s interim chief nurse executive. “She brings a wealth of health IT experience to the role, and I am confident in her ability to serve as a strategic liaison representing our nursing needs.”
ENA Names Jessica Castner Editor of Journal of Emergency Nursing
The Emergency Nurses Association (@ENAOrg) announced the selection of Jessica Castner, PhD, RN, CEN, AE-C, FAEN, FAAN, (@DrCastner) as the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of Emergency Nursing. Dr Castner is an experienced researcher and author of many articles and studies on health care topics such as the use of emergency health care and the impact of environment on respiratory health. She joined the Journal as a peer reviewer in 2012 and has served on its editorial board and as associate editor in recent years.
Maria Shirey Named AONE Foundation Nurse Researcher Award Winner
The American Organization of Nurse Executives Foundation for Nursing Leadership Research and Education (@tweetAONL) today announced Maria R. Shirey, PhD, RN, as the recipient of the AONE Foundation 2019 Nurse Researcher Award. The award recognizes a nurse researcher who has made significant contributions to nursing research and is recognized by the broader nursing community as an outstanding nurse researcher.
Congratulations to Dr Maria Shirey, the 2019 American Organization of Nurse Executives Researcher of the Year Awardee for her seminal scholarly work on authentic nursing leadership!!! pic.twitter.com/CFZl3gde87
— Doreen Harper (@UABNursingDean) April 12, 2019