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  • Pay to Play

    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, so will the pushback on nurses to find more and creative ways to up their game while cutting ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on February 18, 2011
  • Striking Nurses: Do Ends Justify the Means?

    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. At Philadelphia's Temple University Hospital (TUH), that scenario is playing out as some ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on April 7, 2010
  • H1N1: Is It a Crisis or Is Staffing the Real Crisis?

    I recently returned from the APIC conference, where topics on the agenda ranged from H1NI, to Model Infection Prevention System of the Future. Most infection preventionists at the meeting felt they knew how to address the challenges of this new pandemic or knew where to look for resources on how to manage as there's a plethora of information ...
    Posted to Infection Control & Patient Safety (Weblog) on July 22, 2009