It's Nurses Day — a day we celebrate all it means to be a nurse. This day gets me into deep thinking. Particularly about the core of a nurse and how sometimes — even if we don't want it to be — the environment we work in changes us. Let me try and explain.
If you're weary of pursuing constant improvement and innovation in long-term care, take inspiration from Burger King.
To the owners and operators of skilled nursing facilities: If you don't think you and hospitals aren't much alike, think again. That seemed to be one of the strongest messages out of a focus group I recently took part in.
There are millions of dots around us at any time. Sometimes a couple will jump out at you and scream, "Connect us!" I had one of those moments the other day when I saw the news headline "Electronic records don't improve outpatient care, Stanford study indicates."