CNO Report

Protect the Nurse, Protect the Practice - Effective Communication Is the Foundation for Keeping Nurses Safe



In the American Hospital Association 2021 Environmental Scan nurse leaders cite the top challenges during the pandemic as:
  • Communicating and implementing changing policies (55%)
  • Surge staffing, training, and reallocation (54%)
  • Emotional health and well-being of staff (50%)
  • Access to personal protective equipment and other supplies (47%)

As nurses embrace the mantra “Never Again” and consider whether to continue working in healthcare, the need for change is clear. We must heed the call from all corners to listen to, support, and protect nurses by creating a better work environment.


This CNO report outlines six solutions for creating a safer, more effective work environment for nurses, including:

  1. Keeping nurses protected and safe
  2. Empowering nurses with control over patient-family communication
  3. Reducing the stress of crisis care
  4. Enabling smooth movement from novice to expert and back


And more.



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