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The Impact of Value-Based Purchasing on Home Health Nurses
September 8, 2016 8:43 AM by Guest Blogger
By Jennifer Gibson, RN, HCS-D, COS-C Value : a fair return or equivalent in goods, services or money for something exchanged; relative worth Medicare's Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model is new to the home health nursing space this year, but value-driven Read More...
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What’s In a Name? Nurses as Doctors
October 7, 2011 8:15 PM by Rich Krisher
"Hi. I'm Dr. Patti McCarver, and I'm your nurse." That's how an Oct. 1 New York Times article describes a nurse-patient interaction in a primary care setting. McCarver is a nurse practitioner who recently earned a doctorate. The trend of nurses earning Read More...
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Practice Makes Perfect
October 7, 2011 2:31 PM by Candy Goulette
Whether you’re a musician, a language student or a healthcare provider, there’s no such thing as too much practice. Repetition helps make actions second nature, but it’s especially important when you’re tackling something new for the first time. This Read More...
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What's Your Story?
July 25, 2011 11:15 AM by Chuck Holt
Great ideas come in many forms. And sometimes great ideas are forms. Take for example, the idea for a "Stages of Surgery" form brought to our attention by its creator, Kevin Visitacion, BSN, RN, an OR nurse in Chicago. The aim of the form is to keep patients Read More...
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March is National Women's History Month
March 10, 2011 12:21 PM by Chuck Holt
Did you know March is National Women’s History Month ? Designated by joint resolutions of the House and Senate and proclamations by five American presidents, it is an opportunity to honor and celebrate women's achievements throughout history. Nursing Read More...
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Penicillin: Before & After the Fire
November 5, 2010 12:30 PM by Gail Guterl
We all know Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin; most of us don't know it was 1928. I had to look that up. Also, few of us know when penicillin became a common treatment. There's an interesting and tragic story behind how this miracle drug made its Read More...
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Homage to an Unsung Hero
August 27, 2010 1:35 PM by Gail Guterl
It's back to school time again. You can bet of all the back-to-school reports in newspapers, local TV or radio, you won't hear one on school nurses. And I want to know why? With nurse-to-patient/student ratios of 1-to-1,000 in some communities, why isn't Read More...
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Assisted Suicide: What If It Were Me?
June 23, 2010 12:26 PM by Chuck Holt
I recently edited a compelling article on physician-assisted suicide (PAS) written by Lisa Siminski, BSN, RN, CHPN, staff nurse, St. Luke's Hospice House, Bethlehem, PA. In her report on PAS , Siminski points out straight away that the American Nurses Read More...
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Sara Dale, RN: Caring Nurse or Predator? What's Your Call?
May 12, 2010 3:19 PM by Valerie Newitt
You probably don't know the name Sara Dale, RN - then again, perhaps you do. The British nurse has been the target of investigations, allegations of scandal, and loss of livelihood since it came to light that she had romantic relationships with the spouses Read More...
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Faith & Community: A Nursing Natural
January 13, 2010 11:49 AM by Chuck Holt
Nursing’s ranking as the most trusted profession in America the past 8 years in Gallup’s annual Honesty & Ethics poll is testament to the reverence with which the public holds the caring profession. It’s a sentiment nurses return each day when they Read More...
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Is Breast Still Best?
April 6, 2009 5:31 PM by Robin Hocevar
When my daughter officially turns 6 months old in a few weeks, I'm planning on switching her to formula after a short lifetime of breastfeeding. We've been cutting back on nursing bit-by-bit for awhile now since taking time out of every day to pump breastmilk Read More...
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