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Nurses Leading Innovation

Highlights innovative examples of nurses driving improved patient outcomes and transforming the standard of care through new protocols, policies, programs and technologies.

Nurses Leading Innovation
March 10, 2016

Nurse Angela Mackay's Psychiatric Emergency Response Team helps maintain a safe environment and the use of therapeutic communication – which results in better outcomes for the patient and healthcare team.

Nurses Leading Innovation
February 11, 2016

Kerrie Klepfer and Jennifer LeBlanc are intensive care unit (ICU) nurses at Duke Raleigh Hospital in Raleigh, N.C. They are two of the four-person nurse team from their ICU that completed the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Clinical Scene Investigator (CSI) Academy. Their team’s project, “Walk this Way: Early Progressive Mobility in the ICU,” saved Duke Raleigh hospital nearly three million dollars, and their recommendations about increased patient mobility in the ICU have become a standard practice of care in their hospital, as well as hospitals around the world. Read on to learn more about the inspiration for their project and insights about their journey through nursing.

Nurses Leading Innovation
February 2, 2016

ICU nurses Kerrie Klepfer and Jennifer LeBlanc had no idea that their efforts would save their hospital 2.9 million dollars and inspire similar initiatives across the globe. They just wanted to see their patients experience a safer, quicker recovery.

Nurses Leading Innovation
January 26, 2016

Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN, knows technology. The bright mind behind the nursing-focused technology site, The Nerdy Nurse, Wilson is an author, nursing informaticist and award-winning blogger. She believes nurses should not only embrace healthcare technology, they should play a dedicated role in helping develop it – working to integrate the power of technology into patient practice.

Nurses Leading Innovation
January 26, 2016

As global leaders in innovation for the betterment of healthcare, nurses go above and beyond every day to care for their patients. Nurses give back to their communities by being the people on whom others rely. One nurse, Rebecca Schnall, Ph.D., MPH, RN-BC, uses her interests in public health and nursing informatics to research ways to improve patient care. Schnall is an assistant professor of nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing in New York, N.Y. Her research focuses on helping people living with and at risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Nurses Leading Innovation
January 26, 2016

Nursing informatics (NI), as defined by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), is a “specialty that integrates nursing science with multiple information management and analytical sciences to identify, define, manage, and communicate data, information, knowledge and wisdom in nursing practice.” Nursing informaticists combine nursing knowledge with information technologies to develop more efficient processes, advance healthcare and provide exceptional patient care.

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