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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 get the flu shot every year, according to CDC statistics, but there are so many reasons why ...
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 units in which they work.
In short, it turns out nurses are not only trustworthy ...
Even in this tough economy, the healthcare sector has managed to create 169,800 jobs in the first quarter of 2012 alone, which accounts for one out of every five jobs created, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But a recent report released by the American Hospital Association (AHA), the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American ...
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 attest.
But have you considered they way you’re feeling might cause you to be a ...
ADVANCE for Nurses is excited to present CE Live,
a brand new educational series. In these webinars, experts will share
their knowledge in topics across the continuum of healthcare.
These nursing continuing education online courses are a convenient way
to earn those valuable credits. Viewers can watch the talk live or in ...
It's official. Nursing, the Internet and wireless technology are now inextricably intertwined - even when it comes to de-stressing, as evidenced by the new mobile app from the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future called the ''Happy Nurse'' Game.
Nurses, nursing students or anyone interested in the profession can play the game ...
''Smokers Need Not Apply.'' That sign was theoretically hoisted by the human resources department at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley one year ago.
The network consists of five hospitals and some 7,000 employees serving 46,000 patients annually. St. Luke's is the second largest employer in that region, so ...
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 is certainly filled with its share of historical female figures, beginning perhaps most ...
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 Association Code of Ethics for Nurses ''clearly specifies that nurses ...
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, DNS, RN, and Sandra E. Cordray, MA, MJ.
I set the book down with strong impressions of ...