Moving Nurses from Hospital Rooms to Board Rooms

By Martie L. MooreVoices From The FieldLeave a Comment

Nurses on boards

A recent American Hospital Association survey of more than 1,000 hospital boards found that just five percent of board members were nurses, but there is a campaign happening right now to get more nurses on boards.  The Nurses on Boards Coalition is implementing a strategy to bring the experience of nurses to governing boards and to state and national commissions with … Read More

Flu: New Thinking in the New Year

By Barbara ConnellHot TopicsLeave a Comment

Sick woman in bed suffering flu headache

2017 is starting off a little rough and for clinicians, it’s very busy.   That’s because the 2016-2017 influenza season is just now starting to kick into high gear. The general public often uses the term flu to describe an illness with symptoms of upset stomach, vomiting and diarrhea.  These symptoms actually describe gastroenteritis, an infection of the stomach and intestines.  … Read More

12 Tips to Care for Caregivers This Holiday

By LeAnn ThiemanHot TopicsLeave a Comment

Adult Daughter Helping Senior Tie Shoelaces

Terry stacks the breakfast dishes into the sink, hands the freshly-packed lunchboxes to her son and daughter, bundles them into their coats and boots and hustles them to the school bus. With a smile and a wave she promises, “I’ll pick you up after school. We’ll make Christmas cookies for your Girl Scout meeting then go to your basketball game.” … Read More

De-Stress and Improve Communication with Medical Improv

By Beth BoyntonVoices From The FieldLeave a Comment

hands in

One of the main differences between improv comedy and medical improv is how instructors use the activity.  As a communication specialist and medical improv practitioner, I’m always looking for ways to bridge activities from improv that can teach important skills. Since the holidays can be filled with stress related to high-stakes pressures of nursing work, not to mention personal and … Read More