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NurseZone Newsletter - 11/20/2012


November 20, 2012
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Nurse Leaders React to Election, Moving Forward with Reforms
Nurse Leaders React to Election, Moving Forward with Reforms
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

After listening to months of rancor, United States voters have spoken, re-electing Pres. Barack Obama, a clear win for health care reform and the opportunities the Affordable Care Act offers nurses.

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Temporary Nurses Are Similar to Permanent Ones, But More Diverse
Temporary Nurses Are Similar to Permanent Ones, But More Diverse
By Jennifer Larson, contributor

Supplemental, or temporary, nurses aren't really so different from permanent nurses, according to a new study conducted under the auspices of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Nurse Faculty Scholars program. The supplemental nursing workforce, however, tends to be more diverse.

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Spotlight on Nursing
Long Hours Increase Nurse Burnout and Decrease Patient Satisfaction
Long Hours Increase Nurse Burnout and Decrease Patient Satisfaction By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

Like them or not, your 12-hour shifts may not be the best thing for your psyche and your patients' ultimate satisfaction. A new study shows that even though nurses overwhelmingly expressed satisfaction with their schedules, working long hours was associated with more nurse burnout, a greater intention to leave their positions and decreased patient satisfaction.

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Devices & Technology
Technology Aids in Care of Alzheimer's Patients and Families
Technology Aids in Care of Alzheimer's Patients and Families By Christina Orlovsky Page, contributor

People living with Alzheimer's disease and its related dementia--and the loved ones who care for them--often find daily life challenging and, at times, even frightening. To help ease some of the challenges that arise from Alzheimer's-associated behavioral changes, a variety of technologies are being tested and put in place in patients' homes, health care facilities and research institutions.

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Special Feature
Health Care Employment Opportunities for Veterans
Health Care Employment Opportunities for Veterans By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

Health care continues to add jobs, so this growing market sector presents opportunities for returning military veterans to find a rewarding civilian career. And veterans bring discipline, a sense of teamwork and other valuable skills to the job.

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