Bold Voices - June 2018 - 4

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Board of Directors
President
Christine Schulman, MS, RN, CNS, CCRN-K
President-Elect
Lisa Riggs, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-K
Secretary
Michelle Kidd, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-K
Treasurer
Louise Saladino, DNP, MHA, RN, CCRN-K
Directors
Elizabeth Bridges, PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN
Kimberly Curtin,
DNP, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, CEN, CNL

Justin DiLibero, DNP, RN, CNS, CCRN, ACCNS-AG
Nikki Dotson-Lorello, BSN, RN, CCRN, CPTC
Wendi Froedge, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K
Deborah Jones, PhD, MS, RN
Mary Beth Flynn Makic,
PhD, RN, CNS, CCNS, CCRN-K, FAAN, FNAP

Rosemary Timmerman,
DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN-CSC-CMC

Beth Wathen, MSN, RN, APRN, CCRN
Chief Executive Officer
Dana Woods, MBA

Board of Directors
Chair
Karen Kesten,
DNP, APRN, CCRN-K, CCNS, CNE, FAAN

Chair-Elect
Denise Buonocore,
MSN, RN, ACNPC, CCNS, CCRN, CHFN

Secretary/Treasurer
Teresa Jahn, MSN, RN, APRN, CCRN, CCNS
Directors
Lori Cox,
MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, ACNPC, CCRN, FCCM

Patty Cox, MBA
Kimberly Curtin,
DNP, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, CEN, CNL

Lisa Falcón, MSN, RN, TCRN, NE-BC
Louise Saladino, DNP, MHA, RN, CCRN-K
Elizabeth Scruth,
PhD, MPH, RN, CCNS, CCRN, FCCM

Chief Executive Officer
Dana Woods, MBA

4 JUNE 2018 | AACN BOLD VOICES

O

ne of the most valuable things
you've taught me this past year is
the power of pondering possibility.
No matter the topic - workforce
transitions, increasing burnout,
healthcare volatility - changing the narrative
toward the positive, toward some new possibility, completely transforms the energy in
the room. I've seen you lean forward into the
conversations. You've seemed freer to ask quesChris Schulman
tions and explore options. Instead of saying,
"Things shouldn't be this way!" you've asked, "What is the future we want
to see?" "How can we move in that direction?" "Who can we work with to
get there?"
You know what's been happening, right? You've connected your WHY
to the work at hand. Guided by WHY, you've been creative, relentless architects of the change our patients, our colleagues
and our healthcare systems so desperately need.
Many of you have shared your stories about
when you've been Guided by Why. In all of your
stories, WHY was used as a tool for creating possibility. Your WHYs changed the narratives from negativity and defeat to
positivity and hope.
Coming from a place of possibility doesn't always happen easily. Our
brains are actually hardwired to respond quickly and strongly to real or
perceived threats. By intentionally opening the window of possibility, we
physiologically stimulate the positive, optimistic centers in our brains. This
allows us to influence rather than surrender, to explore rather than restrict,
to create rather than endure. Considering possibility taps into the parts of
us that are hopeful and generous, enabling us to use our WHYs to create a
world in which we want to live and work.
Exploring possibility doesn't mean we have to know everything, have
the most authority in the room, or be the fastest to come up with a solution. Pausing to think and ask the right questions allows us to ponder new
possibilities. This will be critically
The vast possibilities of our
important when tackling the
crucial issues impacting nursing
great future will become
practice and patient safety.
realities only if we make
Case in point: The necessary
ourselves responsible for
journey to a new reality where
appropriate nurse staffing is
that future.
considered an investment in
patient safety will be long and
-Gifford Pinchot, 19th century visionary
challenging. But, Guided by Why,
and architect of the U.S. Forest Service
with relentless focus and true
collaboration, we can move toward a future that fully utilizes everything
that nurses have to offer patients and families during their most vulnerable
times.
In their book, "The Art of Possibility," Rosamond and Benjamin Zander
tell us "in the face of difficulty, we can despair, get angry ... or choose
possibility." Today, I challenge each of us to choose possibility and become
the architects of a future where everyone thrives. A future where nurses
pursue possibility and are Guided by Why.
How do you pursue possibility? Let me know at GuidedByWhy@
aacn.org. d

The Power of
Possibility



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Bold Voices - June 2018

Urine
The Power of Possibility
Sepsis: What Nurses Can Do
New Sepsis Bundle From Surviving Sepsis Campaign
Understanding CERPs for Specialty Certification Renewal
In Our Journals
Transitions
America’s ‘Other’ Drug Problem Needs Attention
Effect of Haloperidol on Reducing Mortality
Transitional Care Nurses Can Reduce Admissions of Older Patients
ASHP Developing Standardized Medication Concentrations
Online AACN Course on Care of Older Adults
Hospital Programs Help Employees Cope With Traumatic Events
National Summit on Identification, Prevention and Management of Burnout
Barbershops Help Black Patrons Control Hypertension
Nurse Treats Himself for Myocardial Infarction Using Telehealth
We Have Consensus: TeleICU Continues to Evolve
Cooking Classes Help Patients With CHF
Beware of Chicken Nuggets — and Other Ultra-Processed Foods
Apple Watch Might Randomly Reboot in ICUs
Wound-Monitoring App Helps Reduce Hospital Readmissions
All Antidepressants Beat Placebo for Acute Major Depressive Disorder
Patients’ Online Search Trends
‘Timeout’ Reduces Medication Errors
Possible Link Between High Fitness and Reduced Risk of Dementia
DAISY Award Honors Nurses Who Exemplify Exceptional Compassion and Skill
Interviews With Two Acute Care Nurse Practitioners
Hiring for Cultural Fit
AACN Unveils Updated Online Pharmacology Course
Appreciating the Little Things
Bold Voices - June 2018 - Cover1
Bold Voices - June 2018 - Cover2
Bold Voices - June 2018 - Urine
Bold Voices - June 2018 - The Power of Possibility
Bold Voices - June 2018 - New Sepsis Bundle From Surviving Sepsis Campaign
Bold Voices - June 2018 - Understanding CERPs for Specialty Certification Renewal
Bold Voices - June 2018 - Transitions
Bold Voices - June 2018 - Effect of Haloperidol on Reducing Mortality
Bold Voices - June 2018 - Online AACN Course on Care of Older Adults
Bold Voices - June 2018 - National Summit on Identification, Prevention and Management of Burnout
Bold Voices - June 2018 - Nurse Treats Himself for Myocardial Infarction Using Telehealth
Bold Voices - June 2018 - We Have Consensus: TeleICU Continues to Evolve
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Bold Voices - June 2018 - Beware of Chicken Nuggets — and Other Ultra-Processed Foods
Bold Voices - June 2018 - Wound-Monitoring App Helps Reduce Hospital Readmissions
Bold Voices - June 2018 - Patients’ Online Search Trends
Bold Voices - June 2018 - Possible Link Between High Fitness and Reduced Risk of Dementia
Bold Voices - June 2018 - DAISY Award Honors Nurses Who Exemplify Exceptional Compassion and Skill
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Bold Voices - June 2018 - Hiring for Cultural Fit
Bold Voices - June 2018 - AACN Unveils Updated Online Pharmacology Course
Bold Voices - June 2018 - Appreciating the Little Things
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