Jeanette Erickson

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CONTEXT Pharmacist review of medication orders in the intensive care unit (ICU) has been shown to prevent errors, and pharmacist consultation has reduced drug costs. However, whether pharmacist participation in the ICU at the time of drug prescribing reduces adverse events has not been studied. OBJECTIVE To measure the effect of pharmacist participation(More)
PURPOSE To describe the Professional Practice Environment (PPE) scale, its conceptual development and psychometric evaluation, and its uses in measuring eight characteristics of the professional practice environment in an acute care setting. DESIGN AND METHODS The 38-item PPE Scale was validated on a sample of 849 professional practice staff at the(More)
With predictions that this nursing shortage will be more severe and have a longer duration than has been previously experienced, traditional strategies implemented by employers will have limited success. The aging nursing workforce, low unemployment, and the global nature of this shortage compound the usual factors that contribute to nursing shortages. For(More)
The authors describe the development and implementation of a program to recognize the clinical practice of clinicians from 6 different disciplines: nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, social work, and speech-language pathology. The program, which is grounded on skill acquisition theory, offers direct care practitioners a(More)
During the last five years, we applied a research approach we call 'Co-operative Method Development' formulated on first experience with empirical research focusing especially on the social side of software engineering. This position paper summarizes the experiences and discusses the improvement and further development of this research approach based on our(More)
Nurses, the largest group of clinicians in the health care workforce, are increasingly called on to fill a number of strategic leadership roles. As nurses' roles and prominence in health care increase, the development of future generations of nurse leaders becomes ever more vital. Learning how to thrive, not simply survive, in this era of health care reform(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose was to examine the psychometric properties of the Revised Professional Practice Environment (RPPE) scale. BACKGROUND Despite renewed focus on studying health professionals' practice environments, there are still few reliable and valid instruments available to assist nurse administrators in decision making. METHODS A psychometric(More)
The ability to influence others is a required competency for nurse executives trying to achieve positive patient/organizational outcomes. The Adams Influence Model (AIM) is a framework for understanding the factors, attributes, and process of influence. The AIM is grounded in nursing and organizational literature and provides nurse leaders with a road map(More)
Diversity is crucial to the future of nursing. And fortunately, a shift in the composition of the nursing workforce so that it more accurately mirrors the composition of America's patient population is already taking place. However, this emerging multiculturalism brings an important issue to the forefront-the leadership tier in healthcare organizations must(More)