Archive for December 2015

Personal Information Management for Nurses Returning to School

Personal Information Management for Nurses Returning to School

By: Katherine Bowman, PhD, RN

The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing

Posted December 10, 2015

Registered nurses with a diploma or an associate’s degree are encouraged to return to school to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Until they return to school, many RNs have little need to regularly write, store, and retrieve work-related papers, but they are expected to complete the majority of assignments using a computer when in the student role. Personal information management (PIM) is a system of organizing and managing electronic information that will reduce computer clutter, while enhancing time use, task management, and productivity… Read Full Healio Article >

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The Most Crucial Half-Hour at a Hospital: The Shift Change

The Most Crucial Half-Hour at a Hospital: The Shift Change

Nurses conferring in hospital rooms makes patients and families feel comforted and safe

Hospitals are transforming the traditional way nurses change shifts to reduce the chance of errors and oversights in the transfer of information. A critical side effect: patients feel safe, included and satisfied.

Studies show that so-called bedside shift reports, with both nurses meeting in the presence of the patient during the handover, help nurses communicate better, not only with each other but with patients and their families. Read Full Wall Street Journal Article >

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