Let’s Get Rid of the Workarounds Nurses Face Every Day

You might remember the classic episode of “I Love Lucy” at the chocolate factory.

Lucy and Ethel are tasked with packaging each chocolate candy by hand as..

What Is a Nurse-Ready Patient Room?

If you have ever watched a duck glide across a pond, you would probably agree that they are elegant swimmers. They seem to float effortlessly while gently..

9 Steps to a Nurse-Ready Patient Room

I was 23 years old at a baby shower for a coworker, Dave. We sat down together and ate our cake.

I was young, and children were not on my radar, but I..

The Nurse-Ops Connector Role That Every Hospital Should Have

Lisa Mogannam has worked in nursing at University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) Health for 21 years. So she knows a few things about what nurses need..

Hospital Staffing Patterns: Less Support for Nurses Today

In 2015, my son and I went to the Bay Area Science Festival at Oracle Park in San Francisco. There were a ton of things to learn and explore, but one..

The Art and Science of Making Change Stick in a Clinical Setting

I am a co-founder of a software company for the healthcare industry. And while I am new to the start-up game, new to software and new to sales, there is..

How Cutting O.R. Turnover by 5 Minutes Can Boost Clinician Morale

The year 1972 was a pivotal time for Southwest Airlines. It was the year that its vice president of ground operations, Bill Franklin, came up with an idea..

A Perioperative Model Designed to Align Your Surgical Teams

In space, lightness and darkness, speed and time are all at extremes. As an astronaut, your very life relies on the many intricate and complex systems..

3 Steps to a ‘Case-Ready’ Operating Room (with Sample Turnover Tasks)

As I was sitting in my Marriott hotel room selecting one of the two types of pillows they laid out for me – feather or synthetic – I was once again..

How About a ‘Time Out’ for the Surgical Environment, Too?

We observed National Time Out Day on June 12, an annual event created by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) that reminds us of the..