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Interviews with leaders, researchers, and innovators in nursing.

Nursing impact on 30-day re-admission

The Article: Hospital nursing and 30-day readmission among medicare patients with heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, and pneumonia Big Idea: Generally a health work enivonrment, lower nure patient ratios and more educated nurses are expected to improve care. This paper looks at the evidence of how the hospital environment (workplace culture, patient-to-nurse-ratio, and proportion of […]

How can nurses help hospitals save blood?

Marianne de Bretan-Berg – Perioperative Blood Conservation Coodinator This spring I had the opportunity to interview Marianne de Bretan-Berg, a Perioperative Blood Conservation Coordinator at Southlake Regional Health Centre. Nurses are most often the provider that administers blood product, and discusses the physiological need for with the prescriber. This makes having up to date knowledge […]

Building the Professional Voice of Nurses

Steven Lewis – President of Access Consulting Ltd Adjunct Professor of Health Policy, Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University At the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association National Conference in Saskatoon, I had the opportunity to sit down with Steven Lewis after he gave a presentation on how nurses can strengthen their professional voice. A […]

The science of caring

Dr Jean Watson Distinguished Professor of Nursing; Murchinson-Scoville Endowed Chair in Caring Science Founder of the Watson Caring Science Institute Dr Watson is a distinguished professor and nursing theorist, who has both earned her doctorate (Educational Psychology and Counseling), and been awarded eight additional doctoral degrees from various countries. I had the pleasure of sitting […]

Collecting and Standardizing Nursing Data

Peggy White RN MN Program Manager – Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care (HOBIC) program Documentation is a fact of life in nursing. However, electronic documentation and standardized nursing data is an exciting an relatively new field. As the Program Manager for HOBIC, Peggy White, works for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Longterm […]

Advocating for Nurses Across the Country

Linda Silas President – Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions – University of Toronto Taking time at the Canadian Nursing Students Association‘s National Conference Linda Silas explains how she began working with unions and what she is working on now. Resources Mentioned: LASCHINGER, S., RN, H. K., WILK, P., CHO, J., & GRECO, P. (2009). Empowerment, […]