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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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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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A Milestone in Protection from Influenza
June 17, 2014 1:43 PM by Guest Blogger
The following is a statement released June 17 by Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority Director and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Robin Robinson, PhD. This week, our nation reached a milestone in battling influenza, Read More...
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Reflection on Father’s Day: One Dad’s Nursing Journey
June 13, 2014 10:01 AM by Guest Blogger
By Lee Helstein As I reflect upon the significance of Father’s Day, I am reminded of why I decided to pursue nursing in the first place. The birth of my daughter reaffirms my commitment to the path I have chosen every day. What I have come to realize Read More...
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ANA Lauds Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Bill Introduced In Senate
May 19, 2014 10:36 AM by Guest Blogger
The American Nurses Association (ANA) collectively applauds the introduction of federal legislation in the U.S. Senate that empowers registered nurses (RNs) to drive staffing decisions in hospitals, protect patients and improve the quality of care. The 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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Take Your Coat Off, Doc, Sit a Spell
October 9, 2013 11:39 AM by Chuck Holt
I have a confession to make: I suffer from White Coat Syndrome. My brow sweats, my heart pounds and my blood pressure spikes with each doctor’s office visit. Some call it White Coat Hypertension . Fortunately, I finally have a doctor who understands this, Read More...
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Get Your Pink Glove Groove On!
August 7, 2013 11:55 AM by Chuck Holt
From funny skits breaking into sillier dance routines to hundreds of very carefully and cleverly choreographed productions, nurses from all corners of the U.S., Canada — and this year Panama as well — are submitting their videos for Medline's third annual Read More...
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Pulling for Sarah: A Unique Perspective on Lung Transplant Case
June 12, 2013 4:32 PM by Chuck Holt
My brother has a lung disorder related to rheumatoid arthritis which may eventually cause him to need a lung transplant. It’s as troubling to write about as it was to hear about a few months ago. Were my brother at the top of the lung transplant list 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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The Flu Shot: 101
October 15, 2012 8:23 AM by Rebecca Hepp
If you haven’t been vaccinated for the flu yet, it should be on your weekend to-do list. October is the unofficial start of flu season, and you don’t want to come down with the nasty virus — or have your kids miss school because of it. Only 46% of Americans 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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Researchers Link Nurse Burnout to Increased Rates of HAI
August 3, 2012 1:04 PM by Chuck Holt
Are you feeling a little rundown, like you could use a vacation or maybe a whole new career? Do you find yourself being easily distracted on the job you’re growing so tired of? Is your nursing flame flickering? You’re certainly not alone, as many studies Read More...
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Don't Miss a Step: What Every Nurse Can Do to Help Stop C.diff
June 4, 2012 10:26 AM by Chuck Holt
It all started with a missed step. The bottom step of a stairway at my brother's house that is, which my mom completely missed one morning about 18 months ago causing her to land funny and break her left ankle. At 75, and having fought a 30-year battle Read More...
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Appealing to the Masses through Social Media
March 12, 2012 11:13 AM by Barbara Mercer
For the second time in the past few months, social media and the Internet are lighting up as a consumer fights a denial for healthcare services by enlisting the public’s help. In a current case, a Washington, DC-based college student started a petition Read More...
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