We recently released AACN’s 2018 Critical Care Nurse Work Environment (HWE) Study. It demonstrated that while the overall nurse work environment has improved, there is still much work to be done, particularly around key issues such as staffing.
We’ve heard from many of our members that these findings really resonated with them and they want to drive change within their units and hospitals. We encourage you to join the HWE conversation at NTI, learn how to improve your work environment and bring these insights back to your unit. Below are just a few of the HWE-themed sessions scheduled for Orlando. Add them to your schedule now.
Support for Practice: How to Survive a Bad Day
This year’s special focus topic centers on strategies to navigate some of the difficult situations nurses in progressive and critical care face. In this session, learn how to identify a bad day as an acute problem and discover creative coping strategies. Great for new nurses.
Monday at 8:00 a.m. | Learn More
Taking Action on Creating Healthy Work Environments: It Can Be Done
The Critical Care Nurse Work Environment Study showed units that are implementing AACN’s six HWE standards outperform those that are not in many ways. “Taking Action” describes these standards and the relationship between the work environment and patient and nurse outcomes. We’ll present case studies explaining what hospitals have done to improve their work environment and provide a return on investment tool to share with your unit.
Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. | Learn More
Conflict Resolution: Strategies for Nurse Leaders
Conflict among staff can affect the health of your work environment. As a manager, you play a big role in preventing and addressing conflict. Learn how to set clear expectations, hold people accountable to those expectations and handle conflict among staff.
Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. | Learn More
Second Victims: A Guide for Healthy Responses to Colleagues and Self When Medical Errors Occur
Medical errors or clinical misjudgments can negatively affect not only patients, but nurses as well. They can experience shame, loss of confidence, isolation and diminished quality of life. We’ll explore nurses’ experiences of navigating high-stakes situations and discuss evidence-based guidelines for healthy responses to lessen the impact on second victims and minimize turnover.
Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. | Learn More