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July 2012 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

Twin Tragedies
July 24, 2012 2:52 PM by Robin Hocevar
The nightly news has moved on from the story of Kimberly Hiatt, the Colorado nurse who committed suicide after accidentally overdosing and killing a baby. But for nurses, the potential for living this nightmare lives on. After making the first mistake Read More...
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Flu Vaccine Mandate
July 23, 2012 10:50 AM by Rich Krisher
It's the middle of summer and flu season seems a long way off, but a new Joint Commission requirement that went into effect July 1 serves as a reminder about an often controversial topic: mandatory vaccination of healthcare workers. The Joint Commission Read More...
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Pain Waits for No One
July 19, 2012 11:18 AM by Guest Blogger
By Diane M. Goodman, APRN, BC, CCRN, CNRN In providing care to patients on their "watch", nurses have developed a few bad habits in repeating phrases that have become second-nature to the profession. One of these phrases has been utilized so frequently Read More...
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The Impact of AIDS, Yesterday & Today
July 13, 2012 3:38 PM by Linda Jones
Early in my healthcare media career I worked for a peer reviewed journal called Infection Control . It was the mid-1980s. Obviously, a good part of the content focused on a "new" epidemic - AIDS. Perhaps because I was learning about AIDS so early in its Read More...
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