Posted on March 15, 2017 by kmgarber
During the nursing shortage of the early 1980s, there were an estimated 100,000 vacancies nationwide and inadequate staffing in over three-quarters of U.S. hospitals. In an effort to alleviate the shortage, the American Academy of Nursing engaged four AAN fellows to choose a topic and conduct research on nurses employed at hospitals. The author of this brief article – Muriel Poulin – and her colleagues Margaret McClure, Margaret Sovie and Mabel Wandelt, decided to study the characteristics of hospitals that were doing a good job of retaining nursing staff. They surveyed 41 hospitals and prepared a report that served as the basis of the later Magnet Recognition Program.
When I stop to consider how much the program has progressed, I cannot get over it. It has been a remarkable evolution that now includes hundreds of healthcare organizations around the world…” (Dr. Poulin, page 73).
Poulin, M. (2017, February). A remarkable journey: Why the Magnet Recognition Program continues to resonate today. JONA. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 47(2), 72-73. Click here for publisher’s website: http://journals.lww.com/jonajournal/Abstract/2017/02000/A_Remarkable_Journey__Why_the_Magnet_Recognition.2.aspx
American Nurses Credentialing Center. (2017). ANCC Magnet Recognition Program. Click here: http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Magnet Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2003 email@example.com
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Posted on June 10, 2016 by kmgarber
The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) has released the executive summary of a more comprehensive report scheduled to come out by early August 2016 on nurse leader compensation. These data represent compensation for calendar year 2015. The compensation data are reported for different job titles and for different types of employers. Here are some of the findings:
- There were usable responses from 481 nurse managers
- Two-thirds of the nurse managers reported 2015 base salary between $80,000 and $120,000
- There were usable responses from 90 chief nursing officers (CNOs) of health systems
- Two-thirds of these CNOs reported 2015 base salary of $210,000 or more
- Half of the system CNOs reported 2015 base salary of $250,000 or more
Source: American Organization of Nurse Executives. (2016). Salary and compensation study for nurse leaders. Chicago: AONE. Click here: http://www.aone.org/docs/resources/nurse-leader-salary-summary.pdf Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posted on February 24, 2016 by kmgarber
FINDINGS: 21.37 percutaneous injuries per 100 average daily census from EPINet – 2013
These data are from the International Safety Center, in a survey report called the Exposure Prevention Information Network, or EPINet. This reporting system was established in 1992 and is distributed to over 1,500 U.S. hospitals. However, the number of hospitals reporting is much smaller – about 25 U.S. hospitals, per telephone call to the ISC, 434.962.3470 (on 2/24/16).
Source: International Safety Center (no date, 2014?). EPINet report for needlestick and sharp object injuries. Click here: https://internationalsafetycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Official-2013-NeedleSummary.pdf
FINDINGS: 16.5 sharps injuries per 100 licensed hospital beds in MASSACHUSETTS – 2012
The State of Massachusetts requires hospitals to report their annual sharps injury rates. Here are the most current data – for 2012:
|Type of Hospital
||Rate of Sharps Injuries per 100 Licensed Beds
|Small (less than 100 beds)
|Medium (101-300 beds)
|Large (greater than 300 beds)
Source: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Occupational Health Surveillance Program. (2014, Aug.). Sharps injuries among hospital workers in Massachusetts: Findings from the Massachusetts Sharps Injury Surveillance System, 2012. Click here: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/occupational-health/injuries/injuries-hospital-2012.pdf Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, email@example.com
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Posted on January 15, 2016 by dculbertson
New or different competencies may be needed for those leading the shift toward population management to improve patient and community health. The American Organization of Nurse Executives has developed a list of competencies for the nurse leader. Specific ompetencies are listed in each of these overarching areas:
- Communication and relationship building
- Knowledge of the health environment
- Business skills
Source: Nurse executive competencies: population health. American Organization of Nurse Executives, Dec. 2015. http://www.aone.org/resources/population-health-competencies.pdf
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Posted on January 14, 2016 by kmgarber
Caregivers are required to be empathetic with patients, patients’ families, co-workers – and that is before going home to meet the needs of their own families. In this article from Harvard Business Review, the author suggests that being empathetic is exhausting; empathy is in limited supply; and, it can even erode ethical judgment. He suggests three ways that a manager can approach improving the situation for workers whose jobs demand a high degree of empathy and may result in overload.
Source: Waytz, A. (2016, Jan.-Feb.). The limits of empathy. Harvard Business Review, 94(1/2), 68-73. https://hbr.org/2016/01/the-limits-of-empathy Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, email@example.com
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Posted on October 5, 2015 by kmgarber
The average age of RNs working in hospitals has held constant at about 43 years old for at least the past 10 years, according to one of my favorite sources of data on nurse staffing — the Survey of Hours Report — conducted and published by the Labor Management Institute. Interestingly, this statistic does not vary much based on whether the hospital is a teaching hospital, a community hospital, or a rural hospital. The findings are based on a survey taken each year, to which about 200 hospitals nationwide respond.
Most of this report is devoted to survey results related to RN to patient ratios for different types of nursing units, hours per patient day for different units, turnover, vacancy, time to hire, patient falls rates, medication error rates, and LOTS of other interesting statistics.
Source: 2014 PSS Survey of Hours Report. Bloomington, Minn.: Labor Management Institute, p. 448. [And earlier editions.] http://lminstitute.com/products Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posted on July 8, 2015 by kmgarber
Here are comparative counts of the distribution of physicians and nurses according to what generation they are part of:
- 8 percent (silent generation)
- 44 percent (baby boomers)
- 38 percent (generation x)
- 10 percent (millennials)
- 9 percent (silent generation)
- 62 percent (baby boomers)
- 26 percent (generation x)
- 3 percent (millennials)
Source: Meilink, Jr., L.A., and Grimes, C. (2015, July). Designs for the ages. Health Facilities Management, 28(7), 30-33. Retrieved from www.hfmmagazine.com Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, email@example.com
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