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January 2013 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

Defining Quality
January 30, 2013 2:12 PM by Guest Blogger
By Diane Goodman, APRN, BC, MSN-C, CCRN, CNRN Recently, I was discussing "retirement" with a friend. Unfortunately, with global economic changes, many of us in healthcare may work years longer than originally intended. During the retirement discussion, Read More...
Two Views of the Nursing Shortage
January 28, 2013 9:02 AM by Linda Jones
David Williams writes a healthcare blog and has tackled the "nursing shortage" on more than one occasion. In a recent post he once again questioned the reality of a pending shortage. He questions the logic of the numbers being used to make predictions. Read More...
IV Clinics: A Do or A Don’t?
January 22, 2013 1:53 PM by Catlin Nalley
Whether you have a cold, the flu, or a hangover there is now a new treatment option available. "Hydration clinics," which provide intravenous (IV) fluids to individuals dealing with mild to moderate dehydration, are appearing across the country, according Read More...
Flu Season Stirs Vaccination Controversy
January 14, 2013 1:11 PM by Rich Krisher
Flu season has arrived early, and in ferocious fashion. Many hospitals are experiencing overcrowded emergency departments, with some in the Chicago area going on diversion and at least one in Pennsylvania erecting a mobile ED to accommodate the flood Read More...
In Print or Online? It's Up to You.
January 14, 2013 9:07 AM by Chuck Holt
Editor's note: This blog was written by Elizabeth Rosto Sitko, managing editor of ADVANCE for Long-Term Care Management. Last week, Newsweek published its final print issue . As a magazine enthusiast (I subscribe to many, I've studied them, and I work Read More...
What Price for Independence?
January 9, 2013 11:23 AM by Guest Blogger
By Diane Goodman, APRN, BC, MSN-C, CCRN, CNRN It was a day nearly identical to any other, meaning my colleagues and I were rushing as quickly as we could to another meeting. They were making polite allowances for my slower pace, as they have since known Read More...
How Nurses Can Empower Patients Through Shared Notes
January 2, 2013 5:38 PM by Guest Blogger
By Jan Walker, RN, MBA, and Suzanne Leveille, RN, PhD, of OpenNotes As nurses, we've always been focused on the patient. Teaching patients about their health and advocating for patients are both incredibly important parts of the job. That's why we got Read More...


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