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October 2014 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

Prioritizing Communications to Improve Care Coordination
October 27, 2014 10:38 AM by Guest Blogger
By Terry Edwards is the CEO of PerfectServe. Clinicians constantly receive texts, calls, voicemails, emails, tweets, etc., all flowing right to their fingertips. Everything can seem urgent, and it can be difficult to determine what actually requires immediate Read More...
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The Ebola Outbreak
October 27, 2014 8:28 AM by Pam Tarapchak
I knew I wanted to address Ebola in this editorial. How could I not? If you ask my colleagues, they'll tell you I have strong opinions about all of this. But when I think about writing a strong, clear message about the topic, it seems impossible. There Read More...
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Hand Washing: Painful or Protective
October 13, 2014 9:11 AM by Pam Tarapchak
By Martie Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ, chief nursing officer, Medline Industries Inc. Who would have thought that the tools you count on every day to do so much for you would become the center of incredible tension within the care delivery system? In many ways, Read More...
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More Important Than Reimbursement
October 3, 2014 9:56 AM by Chuck Holt
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and 33 other members of the House of Representatives recently sent a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner asking her "to adopt recommendations that would adequately Read More...
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Breast Cancer Up Close
October 2, 2014 3:25 PM by Pam Tarapchak
My friend and I were supposed to meet for a walk one night. But a text popped up on my phone that she had an extended doctor's appointment that included an emergency ultrasound after an annual mammogram. The word "emergency" always makes me feel uncomfortable, Read More...
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