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Transforming Health Care One Unit at a Time?

Daily huddles to discuss patient's needs for safe transition out of the hospital. Hospitalist and specialist co-management agreements. Monthly review of unit-level data including...
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Color-Coded Care?

This isn’t a relatively new topic, but it’s a hot topic still up for debate. What do you think about mandating nurses to wear...
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A Major Trash-Talking “FAIL”

So you have a gastroenterologist, an anesthesiologist and a medical assistant…. Sounds like the beginning of a tawdry joke for the medically inclined, doesn’t it?...
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Because of Nursing Research: Supporting Technologies for Healthy Independent Living

For many older adults, there’s no place like home. However, 80% of older adults live with at least one chronic condition, and 50% live...
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The Beauty of Resilience

I recently read the psychological definition of the term “resilience.” Somehow it struck me — not only as a nurse, but as a wife,...
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How Snoozing Strengthens Memories

When you learn something new, the best way to remember it is to sleep on it. That’s because sleeping helps strengthen memories you’ve formed...
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What’s the Hardest Nursing Specialty?

No one ever said nursing was easy (at least, no nurse has ever said such a foolish thing). Some shifts can feel like going...
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Snow Day For Nursing?

I live in southern California, land of sunny summers almost all year long. Right?  WRONG! I was driving home today when the rain hitting...
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Mildly Scented (And Minimally Priced) Fragrances For Nurses

Nurses spend a lot of time getting up close and personal with their patients, which is why a pleasant scent can be a welcome...
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Nurse Eye Roll: Post Operative Nursing Care Basics

You are rocking through your shift, feeling awesome because you kind of know what you’re doing now, and your charge nurse comes up to...

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