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October 2011 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

Healthcare: The Changing Face of Quality
October 31, 2011 1:34 PM by Guest Blogger
Diane M. Goodman, APRN, BC, CCRN, CNRN, is in staff development at Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville, IL. Quality used to be an easier concept to define for nurses and healthcare providers. If the patient recovered during their length of stay Read More...
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Nurse Burnout: What Floats Your Boat?
October 31, 2011 7:34 AM by Guest Blogger
Phyllis Schling, MSN, CFNP, is an adult medicine nurse practitioner and a freelance editor. During a brief carefully timed chat with the Medical Director of my department in Adult Medicine I revealed my feelings of job fatigue and shared my remedy: "retail Read More...
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An Old Timer's Thoughts as a First Time Magnet Conference Attendee
October 19, 2011 4:26 PM by Guest Blogger
Maria Jean Caterinicchio MS, RN is the director of professional practice and workforce development at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and Memorial Care Medical Centers in Orange County, CA. She is currently assisting Saddleback in pre-Magnet journey Read More...
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ADVANCE, Dansko Celebrate Breast Cancer Heroes With New Contest
October 12, 2011 3:05 PM by ADVANCE Staff
"Some days it is a heroic act just to refuse the paralysis of fear and straighten up and step into another day." - Edward Albert, American film and television actor Breast cancer heroes touch our lives every day. They're our mothers, sisters, friends, Read More...
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Magnet Conference Offers Insight
October 11, 2011 8:40 AM by Guest Blogger
Jackie Larson is Vice President of Client Services at Avantas.She is responsible for the executive oversight of its consulting and education branches, including project and client management, technical implementations, business intelligence and workforce Read More...
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What’s In a Name? Nurses as Doctors
October 7, 2011 8:15 PM by Rich Krisher
"Hi. I'm Dr. Patti McCarver, and I'm your nurse." That's how an Oct. 1 New York Times article describes a nurse-patient interaction in a primary care setting. McCarver is a nurse practitioner who recently earned a doctorate. The trend of nurses earning Read More...
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Practice Makes Perfect
October 7, 2011 2:31 PM by Candy Goulette
Whether you’re a musician, a language student or a healthcare provider, there’s no such thing as too much practice. Repetition helps make actions second nature, but it’s especially important when you’re tackling something new for the first time. This Read More...
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