Nursing News

The Good News and Bad News About Infection Control
Do you want to hear the good news or the bad news first? When looking at the current state of infection control in the United States--including rates of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and progress on goals--reports show that we have a little bit of both. Although important strides have been made in infection prevention in the last few years, experts say there is still a significant amount of work that needs to be done.

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Top 10 Things Nurses Can Expect in 2015
January 12, 2015 - With toasts made, decorations put away and New Year celebrations but a memory, it’s time to take a look at the nursing predictions for 2015.

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The Latest Nurse Salary Trends Show No Gain

December 23, 2014 - Everyone wants to know how they measure up, and nurses are no exception. But when it comes to nurse salary discussions, few people will open up about what they earn. RN salary surveys offer insight, a method to benchmark and ammunition to discuss needed change with decision makers.

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Fighting Nurse Fatigue: How Much is Your Responsibility?
December 5, 2014 - As evidence builds that nurses working while fatigued negatively affects their ability to deliver optimal patient care and increases the risk of errors and injuries, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has issued a revised position statement, calling for nurses and employers to work together to create a culture of safety.

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Can a Nurse Be Forced to Force-feed a Patient? The Guantanamo Bay Case
December 1, 2014 - Nurses want to do the right thing for their patients and often struggle with ethical dilemmas when asked to perform a procedure or administer a treatment they believe is not in the patient’s interest. The case of one Navy nurse who refused to force-feed detainees at Guantanamo Bay has once again brought this issue of nursing ethics to the forefront.

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Nurses Creating Solutions for ER Wait Times
November 11, 2014 - More and more people are seeking care in emergency departments, leading to crowding and extended wait times that can adversely affect patient satisfaction and outcomes. Many nurses, including ER nurses, have come up with ideas to improve throughput and enhance care.

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