Nurses and the Business of Caring: An interview with John Bluford [Podcast]

“Nurses work hard and do hard work.”

John-W-Bluford.jpgI recently had the privilege of speaking with John W. Bluford, lll Founder and President of the Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute and President Emeritus of Truman Medical Centers. Mr. Bluford and I discussed the important work of the Nurses on Boards Coalition and how nurses can be leaders in health care.

Listen in on our conversation and hear specific examples from Mr. Bluford of how he has seen the voice of nursing impact change. Mr. Bluford offers some great advice regarding the need for nurses to understand the financial aspects of health care, since we already know our profession as the “business of caring.” 

Thank you, Mr. Bluford, for joining me in this conversation and all your important work!

Take some time to listen to our full conversation here.

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John W. Bluford, III, MBA, FACHE has a distinguished career in hospital and health system administration. Mr. Bluford is President of the Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute and former President and CEO of Truman Medical Centers. He is also former Chairman of the American Hospital Association, the National Association of Public Hospitals, and the Missouri Hospital Association. He currently serves on the Board of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership. His extensive career began with his role as a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-trained Epidemiologist, later leading Pilot City Health Center in Minneapolis to become the first JCAH-accredited community health center in the county, and then becoming CEO of Hennepin County Medical Center. Mr. Bluford has received numerous awards and achievements and has presented nationally and internationally on topics related to healthcare leadership and change management. His full biography can be read here
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Posted: 1/15/2018 1:43:55 PM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 0 comments

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Influence with Storytelling

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In September, we attended the American Hospital Association (AHA) Advocacy Day in Washington D. C.. Prior to our attendance on the Hill, we attended a board meeting that consisted of physician and nurse executives. The agenda and conversations concerned practice issues. Participants were expected to be informed to provide evidence around the topics being discussed. We observed one strategy that constantly refocused the group and highlighted ideas –  storytelling. Storytelling is an effective way to manage sensitive issues and influence people’s emotions to redirect the topic and to influence others. 

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What are the benefits of telling a brief story on a board?

  1. Storytelling provides context and meaning to the situation or topic.
  2. Storytelling brings out creativity.
  3. Storytelling rekindles the passion for the topic.
  4. Storytelling generates empathy for the agenda item.


How do you create a compelling or powerful story?

  1. Keep it short (about three minutes).
  2. Start with the context.
  3. Use metaphors.
  4. Include an element of surprise.
  5. Appeal to the emotion.
  6. Make it tangible and concrete.
  7. Use a style appropriate for business.
  8. Be culturally aware.
  9. Acknowledge the composition of the board to ensure sensitivity and appropriateness of the story.
According to Mary Ann Fuchs DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Vice President of Patient Care, System Chief Nurse Executive, Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs at Duke University, and AONE Board member, “Storytelling is a very effective strategy that helps to build relationships, demonstrate effective communication and engage others in issues important in health care and especially to the health of our country.”.

Call to Action!
Inform and engage others through storytelling to bring relevant perspective and connectedness to board topics, and to bring about good outcomes.
References
Nurses on Boards Coalition (2017). Board Core Competencies. http://www.nursesonboardscoalition.org

Schawbel, D. (2012, August 13). How to Use Storytelling as a Leadership Tool. Retrieved from Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/danschawbel/2012/08/13/how-to-use-storytelling-as-a-leadership-tool/2/#429048d8789e
M. Lindell Joseph, PhD, RN, AONE Board of Directors and The University of Iowa College of Nursing & Laurie Benson, BSN, Executive Director, Nurses on Boards Coalition

For more information or comments contact us: maria-joseph@uiowa.edu and/or laurie@nursesonboardscoalition.org
 
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Posted: 12/15/2017 6:02:55 AM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 1 comments

Categories: Leadership


Take an Ethical Stance!

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In this turbulent era in healthcare, we are all called to be cognizant of our input and its potential impact on our society and nursing, specifically in inner cities, rural America, suburban America, U.S. territories, and internationally. Sharing your input on important decisions often requires taking an ethical stance. The decision-making lenses that we use are impacted by our personal and professional core values, experiences, backgrounds, and preparedness. The American Nurses Association Code of Ethics and Nurses on Boards Coalition’s Board Core Competencies may serve as a guide as you take a stance for building a healthier America. 

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10 Key considerations in ethical decision-making for a positive outcome:

  1. Do your homework on the topic.
  2. Be objective; consider all perspectives before drawing your own conclusions.
  3. Maintain curiosity and an eagerness to explore all relevant ideas and approaches.
  4. Seek out the perspective of all stakeholders; listen with an open mind.
  5. Consider the social determinants of health.
  6. Express empathy; consider the implications of the decision on others.
  7. Provide evidence-based rationale to substantiate your position.
  8. Strive for the best possible outcomes for the benefit of all.
  9. Communicate your position with clarity, and be succinct.
  10. Engage in reflective practice.

According to Pam Rudisill, DNP, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Community Health Systems (CHS) in Tennessee, AONE, Past President, "Nurse leaders are faced with challenges and opportunities every day that impact patient outcomes and quality of life for patients and their families. It is a moral imperative of the profession that our collective thoughts and actions model the highest ethical standards. The same principles chief nurse executives use in everyday practice are applicable to service on a board. The Code of Ethics developed by the American Nurses Association serves as a guide to assure nursing responsibilities are consistent with quality of care and ethical decision making.

Call to Action:
Your role and confidence as a nurse leader in taking an ethical stance is critical as you serve or aspire to serve on a board. We hope our column serves as a reflective tool to strengthen your ethical influence when serving on boards and in other leadership roles.
References 
American Nurses Association (2015). Code of Ethics. http://www.nursingworld.org/codeofethics
International Council of Nursing (2012). The ICN Code of Ethics for Nurses. Geneva, Switzerland. http://www.icn.ch/who-we-are/code-of-ethics-for-nurses

Nurses on Boards Coalition (2017). Board Core Competencies. http://www.nursesonboardscoalition.org
M. Lindell Joseph, PhD, RN, AONE Board of Directors and The University of Iowa College of Nursing
Laurie Benson, BSN, Executive Director, Nurses on Board Coalition      
                                                             

For more information or comments contact us: maria-joseph@uiowa.edu and laurie@nursesonboardscoalition.org
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Posted: 9/17/2017 9:28:21 PM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 0 comments

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Preparing nurse leaders: An interview with F. Patrick Robinson, PhD, RN, FAAN [Podcast]

Robinson_formal_body-jpg_small.jpgLast week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Patrick Robinson, the Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Capella University. Dr. Robinson has a wealth of experiences and achievements in academia and nursing leadership, as well as clinical expertise caring for HIV/AIDS patients. We spoke about his journey in nursing, along with the work being done at Capella University and the Nurses on Boards Coalition to prepare nurses to be leaders in health care.

Some highlights from our conversation include words of wisdom from Dr. Robinson’s own mentor, Joan Shaver, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Arizona. In fact, when presented with a problem or challenge, Dr. Robinson often asks himself, “What would Joan do?” Here are three takeaways from this advice:
  1. Don’t be afraid of resistance.
  2. Let people grow naturally.
  3. People have a spectrum for tolerance for change.
You’ll also be inspired by Dr. Robinson’s advice for ‘creating your leadership playbook’ and pursuing lifelong learning. Here are the three foundational ‘plays’ in his own playbook:
  1. People and their growth matter.
  2. If you’re going to be there, be present; and realize that you’ll need to be somewhat selective in what you take on. 
  3. Ego will be one of your greatest assets and one of your greatest liabilities – pay attention to it!
Take some time to listen to our full conversation here.

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Thank you, Dr. Robinson for this inspiring conversation and for the important work that you do!
 
About Dr. Robinson:
F. Patrick Robinson, PhD, RN, FAAN is currently Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Capella University. He obtained his bachelors and masters in nursing from Indiana University and holds a PhD in Nursing Science from Loyola University Chicago.   He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in biobehavioral nursing research at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Prior, he served as Senior Vice President of Academics for Orbis Education, Dean of Curriculum and Instruction at Chamberlain College of Nursing, Executive Assistant Dean of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing and Chair of the Department of Health Management and Risk Reduction at the Niehoff School of Nursing at Loyola University Chicago.  

Prior to his academic career, Dr. Robinson held positions as an HIV/AIDS case manager, HIV/AIDS clinical nurse specialist, director of a HIV/AIDS specialty clinic and dedicated HIV/AIDS inpatient unit.  Dr. Robinson has a distinguished record of service to the HIV/AIDS care community and served as President of the national Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and as an officer of the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board.  He maintains certification as an AIDS nurse (ACRN) from the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board and is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) through the National League for Nursing.  In 2006, he was named distinguished alumnus of Indiana University School of Nursing and was awarded the Frank Lamendola Memorial Award for exemplary leadership in HIV/AIDS care. Also in 2006, the American Association of Colleges of Nurses named him an Academic Nursing Leadership Fellow.  In 2008, he was honored by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the University of Illinois Council on Excellence in Teaching and Learning for distinguished achievement in teaching. In 2010, he was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award from the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care for sustained contributions to the field of HIV nursing. DeVry, Inc. named Dr. Robinson the inaugural recipient of the Doing Well By Doing Good award in 2011 in recognition for his contributions to community service. In 2014, Indiana University School of Nursing honored him as part of its centennial anniversary as one of the top 100 Alumni Legacy Leaders.  Previously, he served as executive vice chair of the board of directors of Howard Brown Health Center, one of the nation’s premier LGBT health centers. Dr. Robinson is a fellow of the American Academy of nursing (FAAN) and currently serves on the advisory council for the National League for Nursing Foundation.
   

 

Posted: 7/26/2017 11:34:00 AM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 0 comments

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Confidence and Truthfulness

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This blog is the first in a new series,
Nurses on Boards: Building a Healthier America. Wolters Kluwer is a Founding Strategic Partner of the Nurses on Boards Coalition.
 

Your presence on a board warrants confidence and truthfulness. In our turbulent health care environment, we are faced with old issues and new challenges that require immediate solutions and planning.  In the words of Helen Keller, “optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” That being said, your role on a board places you in a position of influence. Your ideas, positions, and nursing experiences, provides you with a solid foundation to influence, empowered by confidence and truthfulness.
 

How can you be confident?

  1. Learn from setbacks, failures, and success.
  2. Become well versed on the topic of discussion.
  3. Be aware of your body language.
  4. Assert views in non-threatening, non-judgmental ways.
  5. Be articulate and concise when making your points.
Your nursing perspective is valuable to inform stakeholders about the realities of the issue, evidence-based information, new research, and stories. What we communicate may have an impact on colleagues, families, communities, or society. The information and perspective you share may be the foundation for an issue that may have political, economic, and social implications both in the short term and long-term.
 

How can you be truthful?

  1. Convey authenticity through openness, humility, and transparency.
  2. Be diligent in exercising your fiduciary responsibility.
  3. Represent nursing and other disciplines at board meetings.
  4. Communicate in a way as to maintain credibility and build relationships.
  5. When you don’t completely understand an issue, ask for clarification to gain full understanding.
According to Mary Beth Kingston, Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee Wisconsin, and past AONE Board of Directors, "It is important to do 'due diligence', specific preparation prior to board service by learning about the organization, it's work or product and values.”
 

Call to Action

As you serve or aspire to be on a board, remember it calls for confidence and truthfulness. We hope our column serves as a reflective tool to strengthen your influence when serving on boards.

Reference
American Organization of Nurse Executives. (2015). Nurse executive competencies. Chicago, IL:
Author. Retrieved from http://www.aone.org/resources/nurse-executive-competencies.pdf
 
M. Lindell Joseph, PhD, RN, AONE Board of Directors and The University of Iowa College of Nursing
Laurie Benson, BSN, Executive Director, Nurses on Board Coalition
 
Posted: 5/30/2017 7:14:12 AM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 1 comments

Categories: Leadership


Surgeon General, RN

Sylvia_Trent-Adams_Official_Portrait.jpgIt is an exciting time for nursing! On Friday, April 21, 2017, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, became one of the first nurses to serve as Surgeon General of the United States.

Trent-Adams was a nurse officer in the Army and also served as a cancer research nurse at the University of Maryland. In 1992, she joined the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service and was the deputy associate administrator for the HIV/AIDS bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration. In November of 2013, Trent-Adams joined the office of the Surgeon General as   the 10th chief nurse officer of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS).

I look forward to seeing Trent-Adams’ impact on public health. Based on what I’m learning from her biography and her quotes in the articles below, I believe her nursing background will positively influence her decisions and actions.

In a 2014 Profile in American Journal of Nursing, Trent-Adams is quoted as stating:

“Nurses bring common sense to solving problems, which has not been recognized enough,” she said. “Nurses spend more time with the patient than any other health care provider.”
 
In 2015, American Journal of Nursing profiled Monrovia Medical Unit (MMU) Team 1, a group who spent 60 days in Liberia operating a 25-bed Ebola unit outside the capital city, with the specific intention to treat health care workers.

Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, chief nurse officer of the USPHS, went to Monrovia with the team as commanding officer of the Commissioned Corps Ebola Response. She said the team "did an outstanding job." They provided "high quality care and treatment services, which were often described by our international partners as the best available care in the country," she said. "Each day we strive to 'protect, promote, and advance the health and safety of our nation,' and this mission was no different."
 
I am proud to see a nurse assume this leadership position. It is an exciting time for nursing, indeed!
   
 
Posted: 4/25/2017 3:30:24 PM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 0 comments

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Nurses – Get on board!

I must admit, when discussions about nurses on boards transpired here in our office, I wasn’t exactly sure what that meant. Nurses provide patient care – it’s what we study, it’s the work we do, and for many, it’s our passion. When I heard the term “nurses on boards,” I immediately thought of managers and administrators. Serving on a board wasn’t something for all nurses to consider, or was it?

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According to the 2014 American Hospital Association governance data, nurses hold only 5% of board seats in health-related organizations and corporations. Shouldn’t we be involved in the decisions that affect our health care system, our organizations, our profession, our patients, and ourselves? One of the key messages of The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report is “Nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other health care professionals, in redesigning health care in the United States.” As a result of our minimal representation on governing boards and the Future of Nursing report recommendations, the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action set a goal to get an additional 10,000 nurses on governing boards by 2020.
 
Why nurses need to “get on board”
Earlier this month, Susan Reinhard, RN, PhD, FAAN, chief strategist for the Center to Champion Nursing in America and senior vice president and director of AARP’s Public Policy Institute wrote an excellent piece, Getting nurses on board, for Trustee magazine. In her article, Reinhard addresses the gender gap and other barriers to nurses serving on boards. She also shares her path to the boardroom and the real life stories of other nurses serving on boards and how their service made an impact. For example:

“The late Connie Curran, R.N., told the story of listening as her 100-bed community hospital proposed saving money by eliminating weekend hours at its in-house pharmacy. Medication orders could be filled Friday evenings, the thinking went. The other board members, she noted, were not being negligent. But she was the only person whose experience working nights and weekends led to a few unasked questions, such as, ‘What about newly admitted patients?’ The pharmacy stayed open.”

Can you imagine working where the hospital pharmacy is closed on the weekends? This is exactly why nurses are instrumental to serving on committees, commissions, and boards where health care decisions are made. This example illustrates our unique experience and the need for us to be present where decisions are being made at the organizational level and beyond.

Overcoming barriers
As nurses, we know about overcoming barriers. We face obstacles in our day-to-day practice that force us to speak up and advocate for those in our care. In 2009, Prybil identified three barriers to nurses serving on boards:
  1. Gender – 90% of RNs in the U.S. are women and women are underrepresented on boards
  2. Belief that nurses aren’t able to weigh in on safety and quality issues
  3. Potential conflict of interest related to placing an employee in a voting capacity
How can we remove barriers and foster collaboration? Let’s focus on what we know about ourselves and our profession. First, nurses represent the largest segment of the health care workforce; there are 3.6 million of us in the United States. We are a female-dominated profession, and that should not affect our representation among the decision makers. We need to work hard to have our voices heard, and remember that we are skilled communicators and problem-solvers.

We also know the issues, especially when it comes to safety and quality care. We face these issues every day. We use the nursing process repeatedly in the clinical setting to assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate. This framework can be applied for strategically tackling any hospital-wide, local, national, or global issue. Nurses are knowledgeable and skilled and need to have a “seat at the table.”
Additionally, people trust us – that’s been proven time and again. We are on the frontlines, not only in the hospitals, clinics, and offices, but also in schools, the community, and so many other settings. And remember, we are all leaders, no matter the setting or role of our work.

The Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC)
The Nurses on Boards Coalition was developed to help ensure that the goal of at least 10,000 nurses are on boards by 2020 is reached. It’s a national partnership of organizations committed to this endeavor.

nobc-logo-300.png“Our goal is to improve the health of communities and the nation through the service of nurses on boards and other bodies. All boards benefit from the unique perspective of nurses to achieve the goals of improved health and efficient and effective health care systems at the local, state, and national levels.”

Visit the NOBC website to be counted if you already serve on a board, or to learn more about this initiative and board membership.
 
Wolters Kluwer is proud to be a Healthcare Leadership Organization Strategic Partner of the NOBC.
 
Improving health and wellness of U.S. citizens by placing more nurse leaders on boards
Watch this video of Chief Nurse, Dr. Anne Dabrow Woods, to learn about improving care of communities so we can improve care and outcomes for individuals. Nurses must have a voice where health care decisions are made; our unique perspective is essential to achieve optimum wellness for our patients.
This video was created for A Community Thrives (ACT), part of the USA Today Network nationwide program that provides the resources necessary for philanthropic missions in our communities to succeed.
Please consider casting your vote for this submission. You may vote once daily through May 12, 2017.
 
More Information
Nurses on Boards Coalition
Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action
American Nurses Foundation: Nurses and Board Leadership
American Nurses Association: Policy and Advocacy
References
Huston, C. (2008). Preparing nurse leaders for 2020. Journal of Nursing Management, 16(8).
Prybil, L. (2009). Engaging nurses in governing hospitals and health systems. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 24(1).
 
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Posted: 4/12/2017 10:47:31 AM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 1 comments

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All Nurses Are Leaders

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As we get deeper into 2017, let’s remember that we are all leaders, no matter where we work, the patient populations that we care for, or our role in nursing. As nurses, we lead every day – some of us at the bedside or in the clinic, some of us in the classroom, some of us in patients’ homes, some of us in the boardroom – there are too many places to list! For 2017, I’d like to focus on you – as a leader in nursing – no matter where you are. Hopefully, you already realize that you are a leader every day, but if you do need a little convincing, through the course of this year we’ll make it clear to you.
 
So how are you a leader? Ask yourself the following questions…
 
1. Are you an expert? Think of the things that your colleagues come to you for repeatedly. Maybe it’s a question about a certain diagnosis or patient population. Perhaps you’re the go-to person for placing I.V.s when there is a patient who is a difficult stick.

2. Are you an educator? Do you teach students? Do you ever precept new or new-to-your-unit nurses? Do you teach colleagues from other disciplines about the unit where you work? What about patient education? (We all do this one!)

3. Are you an advocate? Do you speak up for your patients and their families? How about for yourself? Your colleagues? The nursing profession?

4. Are you a role model? Do you take on the charge nurse role? Are you a team player? Are you a nurse that others strive to be like? Do you model healthy behaviors for patients and the public?

5. Are you a voice for our profession? Are you educated about the global issues affecting nursing and health care? Are you a committee member at your institution? Are you a member of a professional nursing organization? Are you involved in local, state, or national boards?

6. Are you a nurse? We know we are trusted by the public – in fact, we’ve been voted the most trusted of all professions for the past 15 years in a row! How often do family members and friends come to you with a health-related question or advice? The title ‘nurse’ signifies leadership to those around us.
 
If you answered yes to any of the above, then you are a leader!
 
Stay tuned as we dig deeper into each of these areas throughout the year. We’ll share resources, advice, and personal stories, and some helpful strategies as you continue to develop the nurse leader within.
 
Have a great year!
 
Posted: 2/10/2017 4:33:27 AM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 2 comments

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Nurse On the Move: Lori Mayer [Podcast]

Nurse On the Move: Lori Mayer [Podcast]For this special edition of Nurse On the Move, we are featuring Lori Mayer, DNP, MSN, RN, MSCN, an MS-certified nurse and editorial board member of LiveWiseMS.org. LiveWiseMS launched in December of 2016, and is a site dedicated to supporting patients with MS, their caregivers, and health care providers. 

Our own senior editor, Kim Fryling-Resare, joined LiveWiseMS to offer her technical skills as their web editor, but also as the voice and face of the site. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2003 and has dedicated part of her life to supporting patients like herself. She recommended that I speak with Mayer, who holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and is the director of Medical Research Services for Central Texas Neurology Consultants/Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Clinic of Central Texas, as well as a chair for the IOMSN Research Committee, and member of the editorial board of the International Journal of MS Care. 

Listen to our conversation to learn more about what an MS nurse is, how to create a nursing care plan for an MS patient, and to discover what LiveWiseMS.org is all about. 

Listen for the whole interview…
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Be sure to check out LiveWiseMS.org and recommend it to your colleagues or patients. 
 
Posted: 1/25/2017 9:10:59 AM by Cara Deming | with 0 comments

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Nursing Management Congress (NMC) 2016

Nursing-Management-Congress-program.jpgNurse leaders + Las Vegas + a Presidential election = a busy conference week! Whew…it certainly was an eventful week as nurse leaders from around the world got together in Las Vegas for Nursing Management Congress 2016!

Preconference workshops

For two days, preconference workshops were in action. The New Manager Intensive provided fundamentals for success for those new to the role, including calculations – staffing, supplies, and equipment – to effectively and safely run a unit. In addition, new managers brushed up on relationship and communication skills, as well as handling the pressures of leadership through a period of health care reform. The Experienced Nurse Leader Intensive covered topics related to the business of health care, such as aligning with organizational goals, team development, and improving performance. Other sessions during these two days included a Certification Prep Course, Creating a World-Class Culture, and Improving the Patient Experience.

An opening session to remember

This was my first real exposure to Zubin Damania, MD, aka ZDoggMD, and I am now a big fan! His humor, talent, and passion for improving the patient experience were inspiring. He encouraged us to “reshuffle our deck” and embrace a new era of health care – Health 3.0 – re-personalized medicine with a focus on building relationships.  Here’s a brief video clip from his keynote address:
 

You can find ZDoggMD on YouTube, Facebook, and twitter. His “membership-based primary care and wellness ecosystem”, Turntable Health, is truly breaking down barriers.

So much learning

While I’ve never held a role in nursing management, the knowledge and advice from the experts at NMC are beneficial to all nurses. Here are some of the pearls and tips I learned:
“To be a successful leader, you must be flexible and move quickly in decision making.’”
Opening Session
Jeffrey Doucette, DNP, RN, FACHE, CENP, LNHA
 
“Until you change people’s minds about their work habits, they’re not going to change their work habits.”
Changing the Culture of Fatigue: A Nurse AND Patient Safety Problem
Mary Lawson Carney, DNP, RN-BC, CCRN, CNE
 
“Understanding quality across the continuum will lead to improved outcomes across the continuum.”
Reducing Readmissions Across the Care Continuum
Leonard L. Parisi, RN, MA, CPHG, FNAHQ
 
“Nurses should prepare for the future by keeping their eyes on how nursing care helps patients become and stay healthy and allows the health care system to work smoothly.”
Nursing Workforce Predictions: What’s Really Happening?
Sean Clarke, PhD, RN, FAAN
 
“It’s the simple solutions that get us where we need to be.”
Getting the Most from People Around You
Andrea Mazzoccoli, MSN, MBA, PhD, FAAN
 
“The curse of knowledge…We forget what it was like to not know what we know now.”
Talkin’ Bout My Generation: Generations in the Workplace should be Your GREATEST Strength, Not Your Biggest Headache!
Libby Spears

As next year’s planning gets underway, we invite you to look at our 2016 NMC photo album, see social media highlights, and submit an abstract!
 
See you next year!
#NMCongress

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Posted: 11/25/2016 6:47:52 AM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 1 comments

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