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October 2012 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

Time to Relax — Stress Is Everywhere
October 29, 2012 1:15 PM by Rich Krisher
With the presidential election just around the corner, stress levels among partisans are peaking. I’m truly concerned how some people will cope with the results. A longtime friend thought he was having a heart attack just before the 2004 election. He Read More...
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The Future of Nursing Turns Two: Maintaining Focus on Industry Goals
October 26, 2012 3:24 PM by Guest Blogger
By Dr. Patrick Robinson, Dean of Undergraduate Curriculum and Instruction, Chamberlain College of Nursing Three decades ago, less than one-quarter of registered nurses held a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. By 2000, this segment increased Read More...
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Can You Speak Up?
October 18, 2012 9:15 AM by Pam Tarapchak
It's always nice to know someone has your back - especially when it's your boss. However, a new study reveals a nurse manager's support is even more crucial than previously noted. A strong, collaborative relationship with your manager equals greater safety Read More...
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The Flu Shot: 101
October 15, 2012 8:23 AM by Rebecca Hepp
If you haven’t been vaccinated for the flu yet, it should be on your weekend to-do list. October is the unofficial start of flu season, and you don’t want to come down with the nasty virus — or have your kids miss school because of it. Only 46% of Americans Read More...
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Helping Patients Find Moderation
October 12, 2012 6:55 PM by Catlin Nalley
The United States Preventive Services Task Force reemphasized the impact nurses and doctors can play in promoting healthy alcohol consumption among their patients in a draft recommendation statement which is now available for public comment . Based on Read More...
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Feeling Safe in Reporting Errors
October 10, 2012 8:50 AM by Linda Jones
Whether a professional admits to an honest mistake or tries to cover it up may hinge on the manager and how the staffer believes the confession will be received. As reported in the September issue of the Journal of Applied Psychology , researchers surveyed Read More...
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Nurses Can't Seem to Escape Being Honest & Trustworthy
October 9, 2012 2:19 PM by Chuck Holt
As most everyone knows by now, nurses have for several years been ranked the "Most Trusted Profession" in an annual Gallup survey of Americans. But now a new study reveals nurses are also very good at assessing the quality of care delivered in the hospital Read More...
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Prayers of Comfort for Locks of Love
October 3, 2012 1:19 PM by Guest Blogger
Rosemary Earl, RN, is a maternity nurse at White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles. I was so glad that our cancer center did the Locks of Love event. I had just cut my hair a few weeks earlier at a salon and did not know who or how I was going to get Read More...
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Target Waste, Not Jobs
October 1, 2012 10:58 AM by Rich Krisher
A report issued in September generated headlines by forecasting hundreds of thousands of lost jobs if a 2% sequester (read: reduction) of Medicare spending set to begin in 2013 goes forward. The report, commissioned by the American Hospital Association, Read More...
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