In: Healthy Workforce

15
Jan

4 Ways to Deal with a Toxic Coworker

About 25 years ago I worked with a toxic individual. She bullied and knocked down those without power and kissed up to those with power. After this individual ruined many work lives (including my own), she was fired. I thought this ordeal was over until a strange thing happened to me 10 years later. I was in an elevator and smelled a special perfume and got sick to my stomach.  Within a nanosecond of feeling ill,…

08
Jan

Bottom Line Strategy To Comply with the 2019 Magnet® Requirements Regarding Workplace Violence

Numerous studies show that Magnet® designated organizations have higher nurse satisfaction, less turnover, and they experience higher revenues, which offsets the high cost for achieving it. When an organization achieves Magnet® status, the public (which includes nurses) assumes the organization is committed to nursing excellence. Only 8.8% of U.S. hospitals (data from 2015) have received the distinguished Magnet® recognition, and many more are on the journey. Organizations that achieve this gold standard attract the best nurses…

01
Jan

10 Ways to Become a Better Coworker in the New Year

Become a Better Coworker

Turning the New Year is my favorite time of year for two reasons. One is that New Year’s Day is my birthday and when I was a kid, my parents told me that the ball dropping and all of the parties happening around the world were to celebrate me. Well, that delusion didn’t last long because the reality is, the celebration is New Year’s Eve – NOT New Year’s Day. On New Year’s Day, everyone is on…

11
Dec

Nurse Bullying and Patient Safety: Understanding the 3 P’s of Safe Patient Care

Nurse Bullying

Disruptive behaviors in healthcare capture the attention of patients, providers, and even the community. You might think I’m talking about workplace violence, which is a concern in healthcare settings. However, I’m referring to bullying and other disruptive behaviors between professionals.  While most of the information shared about nurse bullying and incivility is linked back to the effects on the workforce, it’s critical we understand the impact of disruptive behaviors on patient outcomes. According to an article published…

04
Dec

Resilience: A High Reliability Organization Principle

Resilience

Leaders know that high reliability is necessary in healthcare, where the consequences of error are high, and margin of error is low. But how do we ensure that our entire team understands the importance of high reliability when they are faced with challenging, ever-changing environments and dissonance in the workplace? A manager working in the ICU is told during her annual review to reduce her number of central line catheter infections and increase her staff satisfaction….

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