If you are a Nurse Manager the enclosed article is worth reading. As a Nurse Manager you have to ‘manage complexity,uncertainty, and increased transparency while ensuring that patients and families receive the care they need in ways that address their concerns.’
‘Sleep problems, including problems at bedtime and frequent night waking, affect 30%–40% of infants and children before school age. Effects of sleep disorders on the health of the child may include poor growth, adverse behavioural and learning effects and, for the child and family, worsened mental health, and poor quality of life’.
The British Medical Journal of Quality and Safety has published an interesting article on the Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) cycle and in particular the testing of changes to improve quality of systems.
Childhood stuttering is a speech disorder ‘that begins in the first years of life and is among the most prevalent of developmental disorders. It appears to be a problem of neural processing of speech involving genetics.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released Children’s Headline Indictors. They are a set of 19 indicators designed to focus policy attention on identified priority areas for children aged 0–12, with a focus on different groups of children (for example, Indigenous children, children living in remote areas).
The enclosed article is from the British Medical Journal . Health staff must rapidly assess, resuscitate and treat severely ill children to improve survival.
A child with emergence delirium (ED) is in a dissociated state of consciousness in which the child is irritable, uncompromising, uncooperative, incoherent and inconsolably crying, moaning’ kicking or thrashing’.
Many Nurses over time have found themselves in a ‘toxic work environment’. The enclosed article identifies that a a hostile work environment is an environment in which intimidating, offensive, aggressive, shunning, disruptive, or undermining behaviour occurs between team members and interferes with a nurses ability to successfully perform his or her job without distress.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released a new Bulletin which ‘examines the association between the risk of child social exclusion and children’s health outcomes in Australia at the small-area level.
Nurses often find themselves in positions of being a leader or a manager almost by default. At times the responsibilities can become almost overwhelming.