Communication Climate Assessment
Hello readers! This past week, I found a wonderful resource that hospitals use to assess their communications climate. The American Medical Association created what they call a C-CAT (Communications Climate Assessment Toolkit) which is a survey of 74 questions to help your organization diagnose its communication climate. In the healthcare world, communication is VITAL when patients lives are on the line!
Positive, Assertive “Pushback” For Nurses
On one of her evening shifts, Nurse Sally Stevens, an R.N. with 17 years of nursing experience, was caring for a new patient, a 46-year-old female diabetic, who was suffering from tremors due to a bout of Lithium toxicity. After an i.v. was started, the patient, Miss Hawkins, developed some kidney complications, prompting doctors to bring in a renal specialist. After reviewing her charts, the specialist ordered an i.v. containing dextrose.
Nursing That Works – How to Ask for Help and Increase Your Odds of Getting It
Asking for help is beneficial:
You save time. When you ask for help, a natural synergy is created.
So why spend precious time spinning your wheels trying to come up with a solution on your own? By asking for help, you can reduce the amount of time needed to complete any task.
Pumping Up Your Nursing Self-Discipline Muscle by Flexing Your Will (and Won’t) Power
Like an athlete in training for a major competition, it took several long years of study, self-discipline and financial sacrifice to train to be RN. In order to study and pass your nursing exams, you made many disciplined decisions to dedicate your time, money and effort in order to achieve this goal. And now that you’ve achieved your admirable objective, do you find that you’re still showing that same steely resolve and fierce willpower in your job?