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Two Nursing Worlds that SHOULD Collide
August 19, 2014 9:54 AM by Guest Blogger
By Casey Hill, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, who is a nurse educator in Connecticut. Recently I attended a nursing orientation at a hospital, composed of both new graduates and experienced nurses. As a nurse educator, I enjoy being in this type of setting, seeing Read More...
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Identity Theft: Who’s Got Your Number?
January 21, 2014 4:08 PM by Chuck Holt
In the wake of the massive data breach at retail giant Target, nurses likely will find patients expressing concerns about identity theft and the safety of their healthcare information. The threat is real. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Read More...
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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...
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Under the Radar
November 7, 2011 6:30 PM by Robin Hocevar
Those of you who’ve had long careers in acute care were probably the only members of the reading public who weren’t surprised by the Chicago Tribune’s report that 85 percent of hospital complaints were ignored by the state of Illinois last year. Grievances Read More...
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Minimizing MRSA?
September 6, 2011 11:50 AM by Joe Darrah
On my morning drive into work today I heard a radio report that, rather nonchalantly, described the increasing incidence of community-associated MRSA - explaining that the condition is more treatable than the hospital-acquired variety, which was said Read More...
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Pay to Play
February 18, 2011 7:40 PM by Candy Goulette
Quality is the name of the game in healthcare, and nurses are consistently seen as playing a major role in improving hospital quality. As the demand and requirement from payers (both governmental and private) for high quality healthcare delivery grows, Read More...
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Responding to Blizzard Emergencies
December 29, 2010 3:49 PM by Pam Tarapchak
"A woman with stroke symptoms in Midwood, Brooklyn, waited for an ambulance for six hours, finally arriving at the hospital with telltale signs of advanced brain damage. In Forest Hills, Queens, bystanders waited for three hours next to a man lying unconscious Read More...
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Nurses’ Jobs Aren’t Physically Demanding? Really?
December 10, 2010 1:21 PM by Stacey Miller
The City of New York has classified more than 300 jobs under the category "physically taxing." Professions on this list include assistant locksmiths and gardeners, but not nurses or midwives, according to the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA). Read More...
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Sight, Sound & Smell
June 16, 2010 11:09 AM by Gail Guterl
My husband says we can't remember everything about a book or a movie or a vacation, so our minds fixate on the most vivid impression and that's what we remember. I just finished reading Nursing in the Storm: Voices from Hurricane Katrina by Denise Danna, Read More...
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Surviving the Tragedy
April 15, 2010 10:24 AM by Gail Guterl
I'm anxious to see what nurses think of the May/June ADVANCE Online Book Club selection Josie's Story: A Mother's Inspiring Crusade to Make Medical Care Safe by Sorrel King. While the book is about the strength of human resolve - detailing how one family Read More...
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Striking Nurses: Do Ends Justify the Means?
April 7, 2010 1:28 PM by Valerie Newitt
When nurses go on strike, it can be a thankless undertaking. They may be fighting for an ideal of better patient care, while at the same time walking away from the patients for whom they are caring. It's a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation. Read More...
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Haiti: Call for Help Deepens in the Face of Lost Hope
January 14, 2010 4:30 PM by Valerie Newitt
The tragedy that was Haiti a week ago has worsened this week. It has deepened to unfathomable proportions, unimaginable suffering. Innocent people beset by abject poverty, scant healthcare, few medical supplies, unsafe drinking water, raucous streets Read More...
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HIPAA be damned? Celebrity death fuels debate about privacy rules in healthcare
July 13, 2009 5:49 PM by Lyn A.E. McCafferty
If you think the fictional Nurse Jackie and HawthoRNe are bad for nursing’s image, just wait until you hear about one real-life nurse in California. Like many, I could not escape the media frenzy following Michael Jackson’s death. Internet, TV, newspapers, Read More...
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Primetime Portrayals
June 24, 2009 5:45 PM by Luke Cowles
Most of us probably know by now that no less than three primetime shows are featuring nurses in primary roles. After decades of St. Elsewhere, Quincy, House Calls and most recently ER and Grey's Anatomy ; it's about time a healthcare drama was put forward Read More...
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The Economy’s Impact on Infection Control
June 11, 2009 1:13 PM by Lisa Brzezicki
According to results of an online poll of nearly 2,000 infection preventionists, the economic recession is forcing many U.S. hospitals to reduce infection prevention staff and resources. Members of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control Read More...
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