Nursing News

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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Hospitals Nearing Deadline on Alarm Fatigue Action Plan
June 8, 2015 - The alarms are buzzing and beeping, but the clock is also ticking on patient safety goals relating to alarm management.

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The New Report Cards on Patient Safety: Has Your Hospital Improved?
April 30, 2015 - The spring 2015 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score indicates hospitals have made statistically significant improvements in patient safety since fall 2014, but room for improvement exists on a number of issues.

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