10 Steps to Master Care Transitions
June 8, 2015 - Care coordination and transition management have
become the new buzzwords in nursing as hospitals become more concerned
with preventing unnecessary hospitalizations. The topic goes beyond
discharge planning to incorporate a more holistic, long-term view of
10 Things Nurses Would Like to Tell Hospital Visitors
May 4, 2015 - “Mannerly visitors are respectful of others when
interacting with patients, other visitors and staff members they may
meet at a hospital,” said Diane Bartos, MS, RN, NEA-BC, director of
intensive care services at the 207-bed Saratoga Hospital and Nursing
Home located in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., a Magnet hospital¹ since 2004.
Going Above and Beyond: Seven Exemplary Nurses Who Are Making a Difference
May 3, 2015 - Nurses are a talented and dedicated group, often
going above and beyond the call of duty to care for their patients and
meet the needs of those around them. In fact, you don’t have to look
very far to find great nurses who make a habit of getting involved and
giving more of themselves than they are asked.
Everyday Ethics for Nurses: Addressing Ethical Challenges
May 3, 2015 - Call bells, procedures, treatments, med passes, IV
adjustments--such tasks fill nurses days, but quality care and
satisfying practice involve more than the safe completion of a to-do
list. The American Nurses Association (ANA) selected “Ethical Practice,
Quality Care” as this year’s Nurses Week theme. But just how does that
play out in daily practice?
10 Ways to Keep Your Nursing Job from Ruining Your Health
April 14, 2015 - Nursing is not a profession for the faint of heart--or body. Yet many nurses neglect self-care in their quest to help others.
How Nurses Can Improve Public Health Outcomes
April 13, 2015 - During the past century, the United States has
made tremendous strides in public health, but the country still lags far
behind other industrial nations when it comes to health outcomes. The
opportunities to improve are enormous, and nurses have a role to
play--including health promotion and participating in interventions to
improve population health.