Nursing Tips

Transformational leadership promotes teamwork and shared decision-making, and is considered the ideal leadership style.

Transformational Leadership

Cathy Parkes

Transformational leadership promotes teamwork and shared decision-making, and is considered the ideal leadership style.

Transformational Leadership

Cathy Parkes

Transformational leadership promotes teamwork and shared decision-making, and is considered the ideal leadership style.

Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAPs) may perform hygiene, bathing, CPR, patient ambulation, routine vital signs, and charting of I&Os.

Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAPs)

Cathy Parkes

Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAPs) may perform hygiene, bathing, CPR, patient ambulation, routine vital signs, and charting of I&Os. 

Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAPs)

Cathy Parkes

Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAPs) may perform hygiene, bathing, CPR, patient ambulation, routine vital signs, and charting of I&Os. 

Do not wait until the end of the shift to document. Instead, complete charting as soon as possible after performing a task or procedure.

Documentation

Cathy Parkes

Do not wait until the end of the shift to document. Instead, complete charting as soon as possible after performing a task or procedure.

Documentation

Cathy Parkes

Do not wait until the end of the shift to document. Instead, complete charting as soon as possible after performing a task or procedure.

An employee who is chemically-impaired while on the job should be immediately removed from the work setting, provided safe transportation home, and should attend a formal meeting to discuss the incident within 24 hours.

Chemically-impaired Employee

Cathy Parkes

An employee who is chemically-impaired while on the job should be immediately removed from the work setting, provided safe transportation home, and should attend a formal meeting to discuss the...

Chemically-impaired Employee

Cathy Parkes

An employee who is chemically-impaired while on the job should be immediately removed from the work setting, provided safe transportation home, and should attend a formal meeting to discuss the...

Audits are an effective way to measure and evaluate performance when carrying out quality improvement.

Nursing Audits

Cathy Parkes

Audits are an effective way to measure and evaluate performance when carrying out quality improvement.

Nursing Audits

Cathy Parkes

Audits are an effective way to measure and evaluate performance when carrying out quality improvement.

Things you can delegate to your CNA/tech partner:  Bathing, toileting, dressing, ambulating, positioning, vital signs, bed making, specimen collection, feeding patients without swallowing precautions.

Delegating to your CNA

Cathy Parkes

Things can delegate to your CNA/tech partner: Bathing, toileting, dressing, ambulating, positioning, vital signs, bed making, specimen collection...

Delegating to your CNA

Cathy Parkes

Things can delegate to your CNA/tech partner: Bathing, toileting, dressing, ambulating, positioning, vital signs, bed making, specimen collection...

Prioritizing Typical Diagnoses

Prioritizing Typical Diagnoses

Cathy Parkes

Patients with EXPECTED findings for their diagnosis are typically NOT the priority. Examples: COPD patient with spO2 of 90% Stroke patient with facial drooping MS patient with ataxia

Prioritizing Typical Diagnoses

Cathy Parkes

Patients with EXPECTED findings for their diagnosis are typically NOT the priority. Examples: COPD patient with spO2 of 90% Stroke patient with facial drooping MS patient with ataxia

Assess before action

Assess before action

Cathy Parkes

Always ASSESS before taking ACTION. Ex: If a patient has dyspnea, check their O2 saturation and listen to breath sounds BEFORE notifying the provider.

Assess before action

Cathy Parkes

Always ASSESS before taking ACTION. Ex: If a patient has dyspnea, check their O2 saturation and listen to breath sounds BEFORE notifying the provider.