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    Technology – A Disruptor and Catalyst for Change

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jan 6, 2017 5:01:59 AM

    Welcome back guest blogger, Daniel Weberg, co-author of Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions for a new post on technology.

    Although difficult, unraveling the care process across the healthcare system is necessary in order to identify specific areas where technology can enable care for the future and meet the triple aim.  Healthcare systems that scrutinize this process can incorporate technology to decrease cost, improve patient experience, and improve overall population health. To affect change, leaders must be able to lead through ambiguity in order to see the patterns that signal change.  Technology is a disruptor and it can motivate teams to create novel solutions to long held problems like those in the Triple Aim.  The key for any leader is to understand how technology fits in.  It’s seldom the only solution but rather a facilitator and catalyst to systemic change.

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    Topics: evidence-based innovation, Kathy Malloch, Daniel Weberg, evidence-based practice, healthcare innovation, nursing, nursing leadership, Sandra Davidson, Tim Porter-O'Grady, Leadership

    Happy Flipping New Year!

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Dec 31, 2016 12:24:42 PM

    Welcome back guest blogger, Dr. Karen Hessler, PhD, FNP-C, author of Flipping the Nursing Classroom: Where Interactive Learning Meets Technology.

    The last blog of 2016 has arrived after a busy fall in Colorado. Flipping my class this past semester was a fantastic success, and prompts me to encourage all of you to keep up the great work to perfect your flipped pedagogy. My teaching is more meaningful and my evaluations are a nice reflection of student appreciation for my efforts to bring to the classroom a new and innovative teaching style. Although much of the research discusses student resistance to the flipped classroom (including my own!) I will have to say that once students experience the flipped classroom as it is meant to be delivered, they are extremely appreciative of its implementation. Students realize how much they’ve learned, and how much more they’ve learned within the flipped classroom than in the traditional lecture-based teaching structure they experience in other classes. In particular, my students appreciate the application of content that the flipped classroom allows.

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    Topics: Author, flipped classroom, flipping the classroom, Karen Hessler, nurse educator, nursing, nursing education

    World AIDS Day Strives for Leadership, Commitment, and Impact

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Dec 1, 2016 12:24:47 PM

    December 1 marks World AIDS Day, a global initiative that acknowledges the progress made in AIDS treatment and prevention. This year the theme is "Leadership. Commitment. Impact." It encourages "leaders to strengthen their commitment to using evidence-based HIV interventions, prevention tools, and testing efforts to help us stop HIV."

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    Topics: Centers for Disease Control, nursing, World AIDS Day, Health care

    Happy National NP Week

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Nov 14, 2016 12:19:20 PM

    National NP Week is a great time to recognize some of our favorite healthcare professionals-- nurse practitioners! Celebrated November 13-19, 2016, National NP Week acknowledges the more than 222,000 practicing NPs in the U.S. in addition to the 20,000 new NPs finishing up their studies and entering the workforce. Further, it aims to remind "lawmakers of the importance of removing outdated barriers to practice so that NPs will be allowed to practice to the full extent of their experience and education."

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    Topics: AANP, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, National NP Week, national nurse practitioner week, nurse practitioner, nursing, nursing practice, Nurse Practitioner

    Techno-awesome

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Nov 2, 2016 11:08:12 AM

    Please welcome guest blogger, Daniel Weberg, co-author of Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions for an informative post on technology.

    Emerging technologies are rapidly changing how nursing care is delivered by enhancing the tools for patient assessment, enabling care anywhere, delivering instant information for evidence-based care interventions, and the improving efficiency and quality of care delivery.  Remote monitoring, virtual wound care, and high definition video allow nurses to assess patients away from the bedside.  Care is being delivered anywhere through the use of social networks and virtual wound care tools.  Information is delivered instantly to care providers through mobile devices, data dashboards, and virtual learning systems.  Finally, patient care has become more efficient through the linkage of Real Time Location Systems connecting patient, equipment, and nurses together for coordinated efforts.  Technology is enabling care in ways that the profession may not be prepared to handle.

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    Topics: evidence-based innovation, Kathy Malloch, Daniel Weberg, evidence-based practice, healthcare innovation, nursing, nursing leadership, Sandra Davidson, Tim Porter-O'Grady, Leadership

    Spaced Out

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Oct 14, 2016 4:24:30 PM

    Read a new post from our guest blogger, Dr. Karen Hessler, PhD, FNP-C, author of Flipping the Nursing Classroom: Where Interactive Learning Meets Technology.

    Happy Fall to everyone! I trust that nursing classrooms across the country and around the world are all abuzz with students and faculty working together to teach and learn the concepts and pearls of wisdom necessary to develop the next generation of nurses. As I think about the flipped classroom at its best and brightest, I wonder if we are considering the spacial aspect of our classrooms carefully enough.

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    Topics: Author, flipped classroom, flipping the classroom, Karen Hessler, nurse educator, nursing, nursing education

    Flip or Flop?

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Aug 4, 2016 4:21:47 PM

    Please welcome our guest blogger, Dr. Karen Hessler, PhD, FNP-C, author of Flipping the Nursing Classroom: Where Interactive Learning Meets Technology, for a post on the highs and lows of flipped classrooms.

    Summer is such a great time to take a few minutes to reflect on our teaching practices in the classroom and clinical settings. Even if you find yourself busy with publications, presentations at conferences, and teaching coursework during the summer, taking a moment to think about how we teach is a worthy endeavor. As I watched the fireworks display on the 4th of July with my family this year, it made me think of a parallel to my flipped classroom experiences. Some of the fireworks were beautiful, brilliant, and awe-inspiring, while others seemed to be…..well, duds.

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    Topics: Author, flipped classroom, flipping the classroom, Karen Hessler, nurse educator, nursing, nursing education

    World Breastfeeding Week Celebrates Sustainable Development

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Aug 1, 2016 1:49:59 PM

    Today begins the start of World Breastfeeding Week (WBW). Held annually since 1992 and recognized in more than 170 countries, World Breastfeeding Week highlights the global impact that breastfeeding has as “a key element in getting us to think about how to value our wellbeing from the start of life, how to respect each other, and care for the world we share.” The theme is “Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development.”

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    Topics: breastfeeding, lactation, nursing, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), UN, WABA, WBW, World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, World Breastfeeding Week, breastfeeding, Women's Health

    Research Shows That Quality Improvement Is Central to Health Care

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jul 11, 2016 5:06:14 PM

    Developing and maintaining a culture of quality is essential to effective health care. In fact, it can quite literally mean the difference between life and death. Back in May, Johns Hopkins Medicine released a study in the British Medical Journal suggesting that medical errors actually account for 10% of deaths in the U.S., making it the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. Yet, errors are currently not being reported this way. In fact, NPR writes that according to the study, "no one knows the exact toll taken by medical errors." Why is this?

    The Johns Hopkins study argues that the way in which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collect "national health statistics fails to classify medical errors separately on the death certificate." As a result, the study argues, the data "doesn't capture things like communication breakdowns, diagnostic errors, and poor judgment that cost lives." According to Martin Makary, M.D., M.P.H., professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an authority on health reform,

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    Topics: Anita Finkelman, New Text, nursing, quality improvement

    New Review Praises Flipping the Nursing Classroom

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jun 17, 2016 3:27:18 PM

    The flipped learning model is a hot topic in nursing education right now. Why is this? Research has shown that it can improve traditional teaching methods and promote active learning and participation in the classroom. That's why Flipping the Nursing Classroom: Where Active Learning Meets Technology by Karen Hessler is not only timely but also essential. In a recent review, Susan G. Wiers, DNP, from Michigan State University College of Nursing, for Doody's Review Service, writes that,

    “This unique book is well written and provides a wealth of information to guide even novice nursing instructors interested in the innovative pedagogical model of the flipped classroom.”

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    Topics: flipped classroom, flipping the classroom, Karen Hessler, nurse educator, nursing, Review, nursing education

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