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 […]
The Article: Effect of Daily Chlorhexidine Bathing on Hospital-Aquired Infection [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23388005] Big Idea: Can using chlorhexidine impregnated cloths to bed bath patients reduce rates of Multi-Drug Resistant Organism (MDRO) acquisition and bloodstream infection rates in hospitals? Evidence: Observational studies (looking at populations uncontrolled by researchers) suggest that chlorhexidine bathing reduces multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) aquisition and […]
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 […]
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 […]
To both insiders and outsiders nurses working in informatics use a confusing mixture of verbage to describe the use of technology and innovation in healthcare attempting to describe ‘what they do’.
As a Nursing Professor and Chair of Ethics at Ryerson Nancy Walton understand the struggle of clinicians and ethicists, this interview explores how she came to love the subject and how she hopes nurses begin to engage with the topic.
Dr Judith Shamian is the CEO of the Victoria Order of Nurses. As an experienced clinical nurse and health care executive she takes time to share some of what she has learned along the way.
Joan Mitchell began her career in Toronto, Canada before working internationally. She is currently working in Saudi Arabia and conducting research on the nursing workforce.
Peter Goossens, a Dutch mental health nurse and researcher, and I sit down to discuss his research that helps bi-polar patients recognize on coming periods of mania and depression.