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Performance improvement through staff training and workforce development.

Relias Impact Blog

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11 Actions Leaders Can Take to Develop a Safety Culture

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Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness campaign led by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). Every year, healthcare organizations take part in the event by highlighting the importance of patient safety among staff, patients, and the community. This year’s observance runs March 11 – 17, with a focus on safety culture and patient engagement.

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February is All About the Heart

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While February brings to mind flowers and candy for Valentine's Day, healthcare professionals know there is a bigger focus. During American Heart Month, we shine the spotlight on heart health. The burdens and risk factors of heart disease remain alarmingly high.

 

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15 Behavioral Interview Questions for Nurse Candidates

7 minute read

Hiring new employees is always a challenge, even when there is a plethora of seemingly qualified candidates from which to choose. Hiring new employees for roles in which turnover is typically high is an even bigger challenge. And when the pool of candidates is small, the challenge grows bigger still. Human resources managers at healthcare organizations that hire nurses are very familiar with...

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Cultural Competency in Healthcare

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Did you know that 18 percent of the U.S. population speaks a language other than English at home? The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by the year 2042 there will be no single ethnic or racial majority in the United States. By 2060, the Hispanic population is expected to more than double, the Asian population will double, the African American population will grow by more than 47 percent, and...

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4 Trends Healthcare Executives Need to Know to Stay Competitive

5 minute read

Healthcare executives face new and growing challenges around value-based care, finances, employee burnout, and staffing shortages.

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Hospital Readmissions. They’re Kind of a Big Deal

4 minute read

Actually, they’re a REALLY big deal.   

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Hiring The Right Nurses

7 minute read

Staff selection is one of the most important functions of a nurse manager. In his book Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t, author Jim Collins says, “get the right people on the bus, the right people in the right seats, and the wrong people off the bus.” He goes on to explain that “…if you have the wrong people, it doesn’t matter whether you discover the right...

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Strategies for Effective Patient Communication

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Did you know? Studies show that adverse events, many of which can be serious, are a high risk for patients after a care transition from inpatient hospital care to home—and, many of these events are preventable through good communication and education before discharge. Patients who have a clear understanding of their after-hospital care instructions, including how to take medicines and when to...

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Care Transitions: A Bridge over Troubled Water

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Care transitions have been described as a bridge connecting patients from one healthcare provider or group of providers to another.  It’s easy to imagine a grand structure, like the Golden Gate Bridge in California, with awe-inspiring towers, powerful suspension, and a rock-solid foundation.  But, when patients are discharged from the hospital, the bridge they must cross looks much different:...

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