To celebrate National Nurses Week 2014, Elsevier Connect created this ongoing Celebrating Nurses page. Here, you can find our regular content for and by nurses; opportunities such as the upcoming Superheroes of Nursing contest, and special features just for this Nurses Week — such as the video and free access to top-cited research in Elsevier's nursing journals.
Report: nurse execs support evidence-based practice but lack funding for it
Evidence-based Practice (EBP) is a problem-solving approach to clinical decision-making in health care that integrates the best evidence from well-designed studies with a clinician's expertise. It includes internal evidence from patient assessments and practice data, and a patient's preference and values.
Chief Nursing Executives (CNEs) see EBP as a driver of higher quality care, safety and improved patient outcomes, yet only a small percentage of their budgets are allocated to EBP. This is just one of the findings presented in a landmark national leadership advisory report by Elsevier Clinical Solutions in partnership with The Ohio State University College of Nursing and its Center for Transdisciplinary Evidence-Based Practice.
'Here's to Nurses'
To recognize International Nurses Day May 12, with its theme of "Nurses: A Force for Change — a Vital Resource for Health" – Elsevier colleagues have created a special video:
Elsevier is kicking off its annual Superheroes of Nursing campaign, in which anyone, including peers, can nominate particular nurses for outstanding service. Nominations are accepted at ElsevierHeroes.com. Elsevier will announce the four winners via Facebook in September and will honor them at the ANCC National Magnet Conference October 8 to 10 in Dallas. [divider]
Huffington Post — 'RX for Health Care: Nursing as a Force for Change'
Elsevier Managing Director Olivier Dumon writes about the living legacy of Florence Nightingale, whose birthday is International Nurses Day
In his essay, Dumon relates the work of the legendary nurse to today's challenges and the continued evolution of the nursing profession:
Florence Nightingale found her calling by revolutionizing nursing care of wounded soldiers during the Crimean War of 1854. She dedicated her life to campaigning for change in hospital sanitation and medical care in general, making her a force for change by anyone's measure. Her book Notes on Nursing, published 155 years ago, continues to be the gold standard on nursing care for the profession.
It's a particularly timely topic given the rapidly changing health care system in the US and the more than 7 million newly insured Americans. As our global population starts to age, health care as a business is growing rapidly. ...
Nurses at Elsevier reflect on changes and challenges in the profession
Colleagues talk about the expanding role of nurses – and how they are often misunderstood
The role of nurses in today's health care system is a hotly debated topic. More and more, nurses will be relied upon to know more, to obtain more professional qualifications, to publish peer-reviewed research and to be responsible for more care coordination of their patients. At the same time, the number of nurses and nurse educators remains tight.
At Elsevier, we employ scores of different kinds of nurses, who work closely with nurses in the field and are deeply engaged in the many ways they learn and practice. Here, our own Ian Evans interviewed several Elsevier nurses to get their impressions of the profession and what lies ahead. Read the story here.
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Elsevier Connect Contributor
As Director of Corporate Relations, Christopher Capot (@Chris_Capot) heads up public relations for Elsevier's Health Sciences division. He has been a public relations and media relations professional at agencies and corporations for more than 10 years. Prior to that, he was an award-winning newspaper journalist, last working as a business reporter at the New Haven Register in Connecticut. He works in Elsevier's New York office.