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Avoiding Burnout

By Jenny Palmgren, BSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Manager, MSSI How often do you work your shift and think to yourself, have I gone to the bathroom today? Have I had anything to eat or drink today? Have I had a minute to sit down and take a break? We have all been there, exhausted to Read more…

Lateral Violence in Healthcare

Lateral Violence in Healthcare

By Jenny Palmgren, BSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Manager, MSSI Every day, nurses are suffering from lateral violence (otherwise known as workplace bullying), which is leading to lower productivity, compromised patient care, and the ever-increasing nursing shortages across the country. Perhaps it is a form of hierarchy, control, or lack of confidence from the staff who Read more…

Let’s Celebrate!

Every year we celebrate National Nurses Week from May 6th – 12th with National Nurses Day being the 6th. Did you know that this special week ends every year on May 12th as that was Florence Nightingale’s birthday? I have been an RN since 2005 and I had not realized that. I guess the saying is correct, “You learn something new every day.”

Handling Acuity vs. Intensity

It can be frustrating when your manager tells you that your patient doesn’t have high acuity and you feel otherwise. We, as professionals, tend to get offended, but this is where the lack of understanding comes into play. Read on to learn about the differences between Acuity and Intensity.

High Reliability Healthcare Organizations

By Jenny Palmgren, BSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Manager, MSSI Every year, patients continue to suffer from preventable setbacks including medication errors, adverse reactions, and falls with injuries and infections. These issues could be a minor setback (or even lead up to death) but as healthcare providers we tend to get overwhelmed with the many day-to-day Read more…

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