TONE Monthly
August 2018
TONE News & Updates
By Jamie L. Brennan, M.S.N., R.N., C.M.S.R.N., NE-BC

Have you ever felt afraid to go to work? Afraid for your staff to enter a patients’ room? Fearful that you or a colleague may be assaulted?

Unfortunately, in nursing today, staff members face these fears regularly, and it has become increasingly accepted as "part of the job." According to the New England Journal of Medicine, a large study was conducted among healthcare professionals and the results stated that 46 percent of nurses reported some type of workplace violence during their five most recent shifts; of these nurses, one-third were physically assaulted.
Naylor Association Solutions
Intercom Inc.
Nursing Leadership
Houston Chronicle
A new national nursing salary study contends that even in an industry that women have predominated for generations, male nurses earn more — sometimes significantly more — than their female colleagues for doing the same job.
HealthLeaders Media
Nurse executives must be strategic about creating professional growth opportunities in order to develop, support and retain nurse managers.
Fox News
The Navy's first female admiral, retired Rear Adm. Alene B. Duerk, died July 21 at the age of 98. Duerk, born in Defiance, Ohio, in 1920, joined the Navy as an ensign in 1941 after completing nursing training at the Toledo Hospital School of Nursing in Ohio.
Nurse.com
Here are some tips to help you prepare for this important role and get started on the right foot with your team.
Practice and Patient Care
Minority Nurse
Healthcare quality and patient safety are not dependent upon a singular factor. Rather than addressing the system and its processes in a methodical, incremental fashion, the current model focuses improvement in a single area rather than addressing the system as a whole. This is where the industry is failing.
Becker’s Hospital Review
Six Texas hospitals made Becker’s Hospital Review annual list of great community hospitals. The list includes independent community hospitals as well as facilities affiliated with large health systems.

The Becker's editorial team selected hospitals based on several outside rankings and ratings organizations, among other considerations.
Advance Healthcare Network
One Chicago-based entrepreneur shares her insight and experiences that have led her to a unique collaboration with nurses to create a positive patient experience.
HealthLeaders Media
A hospital's internal coach worked with nurse leaders to develop their emotional intelligence, raising NDNQI practice scores.
Discover the New - Consulting, Speaking, Executive Coaching
Advancing Holistic Health
Today, healthcare is in a critical position to utilize The Resilience Paradigm. Current methods focus on short lived coping techniques for stress, which creates more workload. The Resilience Paradigm uncovers the cause. Our goal is to bring a breath of fresh air to the nursing profession and healthcare. We are best represented by something spacious, with room to breathe. ARE YOU AND YOUR STAFF READY TO: Reduce rumination? Rebound from adversity? Decrease reactivity? Reduce burn-out?
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Education and Events
Who drives innovation? Hospital leaders with the skills, network, and experience to drive change. Build all three by joining the next class of fellows.
On Oct. 25-26 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, Texas, UT Systems is joining with IT’S TIME TEXAS to bring you the second annual Healthier Texas Summit. The Summit is a two-day event for Texas’ thought leaders and health champions to share best practices, discuss current trends and innovations in population and community health, and make connections that will catalyze their work.
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Public Policy
Health Leaders Media
Nursing groups are responding favorably to the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (HR 959) last week. Last reauthorized in 2010, the act would reauthorize the nursing workforce development programs through fiscal year 2022.
Members in the News
El Paso Herald-Post
As of July 1, TONE member Stephanie Woods, Ph.D., M.S.N., is now the new dean of the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.
Healthcare Industry
Becker’s Hospital Review
Although nurses rank salary as the top factor in job satisfaction, 31 percent of them don't negotiate their pay when starting new positions, according to Nurse.com's Nursing Salary Research Report. To address this issue, Nurse.com talked with two nurse recruiters, who shared advice on how and when RNs can negotiate salary.
Healthcare Finance News
Hospitals will have to adapt to these changing technologies to stay competitive in their respective markets.