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May 2013 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

Boston-Area Nurses: Valor Amid Horror
May 29, 2013 3:06 PM by Rich Krisher
ADVANCE recently got an inside look at how nurses and other healthcare professionals at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston are helping individuals critically injured in April's Boston Marathon bombings recover and move on with their lives. The Read More...
Not on My Watch
May 23, 2013 6:02 PM by Guest Blogger
By Diane M. Goodman, APRN, BC, MSN-C, CCRN, CNRN A group of nurses had gathered to inhale a quick lunch. The topic for the day was medication safety. We reviewed a recent article (posted online) that discussed the importance of minimizing interruptions Read More...
3 Ways Technology Can Help Nurses Spend More Time at Patients’ Bedside
May 22, 2013 8:37 AM by Guest Blogger
Michael Wong is founder and executive director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety The current hospital-patient care environment does not allow nurses to spend their time where they are needed most, at the patients' bedside. A time and Read More...
Tornado Drives Home Meaning Behind National EMS Week
May 21, 2013 10:55 AM by Chuck Holt
I grew up in Kansas City, on both the Kansas and Missouri sides of the state line and smack dab in the middle of Tornado Alley. One of my earliest memories is of my dad, my three older brothers and me scrambling to get out of our station wagon and getting Read More...
Guidelines on Care at End of Life Updated
May 21, 2013 8:44 AM by Linda Jones
A new set of consensus guidelines produced by The Hastings Center can help healthcare professionals improve care near the end of life. The guidelines clarify what is ethically and legally permissible in the U.S. regarding the use life-sustaining technologies, Read More...
Not Your Father’s Marijuana
May 9, 2013 5:44 PM by Rich Krisher
After decades of lingering in the shadows of legal society, cannabis is experiencing an eruption in public support. A Pew Research Center poll released in April shows a 52% majority of Americans now favor legalization of marijuana, with 45% opposed. Support Read More...
Saluting Our Unlicensed Assistive Personnel
May 6, 2013 9:16 AM by Guest Blogger
By Diane M. Goodman, APRN, BC, MSN-C, CCRN, CNRN In a world where Nurses' Week has become a big deal, with contests, gifts, and a celebration of all things "nursing," I would like to send a great big shout out to one of the hardest working and most valuable Read More...


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