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  1. What nursing associations are there for Nurse Managers
    I suggest books/info related to effective communication and dealing with difficult people. At first I thought learning the business & budget aspects of the position would be my biggest challenge, but...
    Dec 18, '09
    Forum: Nurse Management
  2. Hourly Rounding
    I manage a med-surge unit and we started hourly rounding in April. We were doing great at first but staff's motivation really seems to have slipped. There seems to be a big disconnect between "it's...
    Aug 26, '09
    Forum: Nurse Management
  3. how do you store isolation supplies?
    I'd like some input on how isolation supplies are being stored for isolation rooms. On my med-surge unit we're using plexiglass door hangers for gloves, gowns, masks, and anti-bacterial wipes. Since...
    Jul 20, '09
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  4. Career Advice Please
    Your unit really needs a manager. Is that position up for hire? Do they have an acting interim manager? If not then go to the Director and/or HR, tell them what's happening on the unit, voice your...
    Nov 4, '08
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. Patient Satisfaction scores
    I believe our pt satisfaction team follows-up after discharge if there was a complaint made during admission. Managers make daily pt rounds & initiate service recovery. We use the NRC+Picker survey...
    Oct 6, '08
    Forum: Nurse Management
  6. Patient Satisfaction scores
    I would love to hear what other managers are doing to increase your unit's pt satisfaction scores. Anything outside the box? Simple but works really well? How do you get the staff on board? Thanks!
    Sep 30, '08
    Forum: Nurse Management
  7. Nurse Patient Ratios for Med Surg, Step-down, ICU
    I manage a 24 bed medical unit. We have a 1:5 or 1:6 nurse to patient ratio with 7.86 HPPD. The FY09 budget has totally wiped out CNA's in lieu of Tech's to have more licensed staff with the plan of...
    Aug 4, '08
    Forum: Nurse Management
  8. Med-Surge to Neuro Manager
    I have been a Med-Surge clinical manager for the past year. I am considering applying to the clinical manager position of a brand-new neuroscience unit at the hospital I currently work. I do not have...
    Aug 4, '08
    Forum: Nurse Management
  9. Why Are Nurses Given Such A Bad Rap Today?
    I work on a medical/oncology unit in a large regional hospital. The nurses on my unit believe we get a bad rap from the family members of our patients. If one thing happens that they don't...
    Apr 23, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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