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What is the Price of Safety?
March 3, 2016 8:14 AM by Guest Blogger
In today's healthcare environment, workers are being asked to do more with less. See more patients in less time with fewer resources is a common refrain. As reimbursements grow harder to come by, hospitals are tightening their purse strings and looking Read More...
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Latex Allergies & Nurses
April 1, 2015 7:58 AM by Guest Blogger
By Violet Edwards, Nursing Student BSN, Medgar Evers College I wish to convey my concern for the safety of nurses. We are faced with challenges and risks each day on the job and are expected to provide safe quality care, yet our safety is constantly compromised. Read More...
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Men in Nursing: A Diversity Solution
November 10, 2014 10:04 AM by Guest Blogger
By Sam Osei, RN In my opinion, I do not think the body of nursing has done enough to acknowledge the presence of males in the nursing profession in this 21st century. Low interest in nursing for men contributes to the lack of gender diversity in the profession. Read More...
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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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Hourly Rounding Improves Patient Care
April 15, 2014 7:46 AM by Guest Blogger
By Lauren Petrillo, MSN, RN-BC As nurses, we are charged with the responsibility of ensuring patient safety and improving patient satisfaction. Although at first it may seem like another task to add to the list, hourly rounding can help us achieve these Read More...
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Do Cell Phones Belong in the OR?
April 3, 2014 2:15 PM by Robin Hocevar
If there’s any question about our collective dependence on cell phone, Peter J. Papadakos, MD, FCCM, FAARC, anesthesiologist and director of critical care medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, created a symptom checklist. You 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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Using Fish Skin to Heal Human Wounds
November 7, 2013 4:23 PM by Chuck Holt
I live in South Florida very near to the Gulf of Mexico, but I’m not exactly an avid fisherman -- although most everyone I know has a good fish story to tell. And while what I’m about to say may sound like another one of those, it is not: There’s a new Read More...
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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...
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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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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...
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Benefits of Low Nurse-to-Patient Ratios
December 12, 2012 1:25 PM by Guest Blogger
(Editor's note: This guest blog was written by Suzanne LeBeau, BSN, RN, CLNC.) We all know the scenario. You're getting report on your sixth patient and the nurse who is giving report is spent, burnt out and just wants to go home to her cozy bed. As you Read More...
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Nurses Can't Seem to Escape Being Honest & Trustworthy
October 9, 2012 2:19 PM by Chuck Holt
As most everyone knows by now, nurses have for several years been ranked the "Most Trusted Profession" in an annual Gallup survey of Americans. But now a new study reveals nurses are also very good at assessing the quality of care delivered in the hospital Read More...
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Twin Tragedies
July 24, 2012 2:52 PM by Robin Hocevar
The nightly news has moved on from the story of Kimberly Hiatt, the Colorado nurse who committed suicide after accidentally overdosing and killing a baby. But for nurses, the potential for living this nightmare lives on. After making the first mistake Read More...
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Most Nurses Exposed to Blood during IV Catheter Care, Most Don't Report Incidents
March 14, 2012 11:20 AM by Stacey Miller
Since 2000, when U.S. Congress signed into law the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act nurses have been working in a safer environment. Protection against injuries that exposed nurses and other healthcare workers to potentially deadly diseases has improved Read More...
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