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On Demand: Improving Skills to Empower Front-Line Nurses


"Nurses are the heartbeat of health care."
--Author unknown
 
Today’s front-line nursing staff face a growing list of responsibilities. From overseeing the treatment and recovery of their patients to documentation and facility oversight, a nurse’s daily requirements seem to grow even in periods of hospital reductions. An October 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report states that nurses need new competencies to deliver high-quality care. The IOM recommends that new skills include “leadership, health policy, system improvement, research and evidence-based practice, and teamwork and col­laboration.” The report further claims that nurses will need these skills in order to be “full partners with physicians and other health care professionals in redesigning health care.”
 
To assist with spreading the leadership skills required in the ever-changing health care environment, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is pleased to offer Improvement Skills to Empower Front-Line Nurses, a series of three audio conferences. Each call will help front-line nurses develop the skills necessary to lead improvement in their everyday work.
 
Listen to the audio recordings below. See the Agenda page for more details about each session.
 
Listen to Session #1: Building Will
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 Handouts: Session 1

 
 
Listen to Session #2: Ideas
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 Handouts: Session 2

 

Listen to Session #3: Execution
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Front-Line Nurses handouts - Session 3 IHI.pdfHandouts: Session 3