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EBP is everywhere! This February edition of Executive Extra highlights articles about evidence-based practice (EBP). The range of projects, studies, and reviews JONA receives as manuscripts are leading to exciting and stimulating reading for nurse leaders. From this topic spectrum, it’s clear that evidence-based inquiry can take place in any organization with the right leadership, structure, and education. Programs evaluating practices can be low cost to implement (like the patient rounding article highlighted below), and yet crucial to evaluate and monitor.

I invite you to visit and review current and past articles of interest to you. As a nurse leader, I find it’s good use of our time to learn from others and build on that knowledge. Authors submitting to JONA are open to connecting with their readers and building new relationships with peers. This month, enjoy the articles we’ve highlighted below.

Thanks for your interest in JONA.



Karen S. Hill, RN, DNP, NEA-BC, FACHE



Med errors: Hospitals not learning from history

Only one in seven hospital errors are reported by staff, finds a new study of Medicare patients.

Infection control pays off

State and local health departments are receiving nearly $340 million from the CDC for high-impact HIV prevention.

Blood donors, recipients beware

The FDA has fined the Red Cross nearly $9.6 million for blood safety lapses that impact donors and recipients.

Transparency a real asset for health care consumers

Through the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services holds insurers accountable for premium hikes.


Nurses' perceptions of patient rounding
Kathleen Neville, PhD, RN; Kristen Lake, MS, RN, PCCN; Danielle LeMunyon, MSN, APN, ANP-BC; Darilyn Paul, MS, APN, ACNS-BC, CCRN; and Karen Whitmore, MS, RN-BC, CWS

Bedside reporting: Dynamic dialogue
Sandra K. Rush, MA, BSN, FACHE

Bonus Content
Be sure to take advantage of these bonus articles from JONA and Nursing Management. By accessing them through your eNews link, you can read the articles free of charge.

Complexity and change in nurse workflows
James M. Vardaman, PhD; Paul T. Cornell, PhD; and Thomas R. Clancy, PhD, MBA, RN

Human capital and process improvement
Dana Nicholson Bledsoe, MBA, MS, RN, NEA-BC; Denis Sullivan, MHA; and Debra Mathias, COO

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