Communication Basics for Nurses
Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
This program provides you with the opportunity to do just that by discussing the fundamentals of good communication, how to be a better communicator, and what to do when communication challenges occur.
Communication is essential for effective patient care and well-functioning work teams. When it comes to continuing education, nurses tend to focus on clinical skills, which is understandable. However, it is also wise to sharpen our communication skills. This program provides you with the opportunity to do just that by discussing the fundamentals of good communication, how to be a better communicator, and what to do when communication challenges occur. The content is designed so that you can apply the information in your practice — and at home.
Key Learning Outcomes
- State why effective communication is essential in healthcare;
- Describe effective communication;
- Identify barriers to effective communication;
- Discuss how to overcome barriers to effective communication;
Saver is the President, CLS Development, Inc. She has more than 25 years of publishing experience with in-depth package of skills. Prior experience includes senior editorial positions: editorial director for a medical communications company and executive vice president at Nursing Spectrum (now Nurse.com), a division of Gannett, Inc. Saver is experienced in both print and online, including managing editorial/design launch of new products, content creation for websites, and writing and developing e-learning programs. She currently works with several leading nursing journals. Saver is a top-rated speaker with extensive experience presenting education programs, including writing for publication, improving your memory, and social media. She is the author of numerous publications including a chapter on communication for Sigma Theta Tau International: Inter- and intra-generational communication: In: Pagana K. The Nurse’s Communication Advantage. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International. 2011.