Nursing News

The Dangers of Summer: Nurses Dive in to Keep Kids Safe
July 14, 2015 - School’s out for summer, which means joy for kids…and some trepidation for their parents. Most parents can compose an impressive list of summer safety hazards without even stopping to take a breath.

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Many Physicians and Advanced Practice Clinicians Admit Working While Sick

Many physicians and advanced practice clinicians, including registered nurse practitioners, midwives and physician assistants, reported to work while being sick despite recognizing this could put patients at risk, according to the results of a small survey published online by JAMA Pediatrics.

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Patient Discharge ‘Time Out’ Reduces Medication Errors

June 27, 2015 - When a patient is ready to be discharged, a nurse reviews the medications that the patient is currently taking and will need to take after he or she leaves. Ideally, this medication reconciliation process will go smoothly--and there will be no discrepancies. Of course, in the real world, discrepancies are often detected during this process, and some aren’t picked up at all.

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Magnet Process Proven Valuable
June 9, 2015 - Many studies have demonstrated an association between Magnet designation for hospitals and better outcomes for patients and nurses. Now a study from the University of Pennsylvania Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research has found the rigors of completing the Magnet process have value.

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Women’s Contribution to Health Care Nearly 5% of Global GDP, Yet Often Unrecognized
June 8, 2015 - A major new commission on women and health has found that women are contributing around $3 trillion to global health care, but nearly half of this (2.35 % of global GDP) is unpaid and unrecognized.

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CMS Demonstration Project Producing More APRNs

June 8, 2015 - Could the future of graduate nurse education resemble the models developed by the five participants in a demonstration project funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)? Perhaps.

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