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Markers, Erasers, And Germs, Oh My!

A thorough, terminal cleaning of hospital rooms between patients is essential for eliminating environmental contamination, and a checklist is a standard tool to guide...
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Nursing Hacks You Can’t Live Without

As seasoned nursing professionals, we all have them. Tried and true nursing hacks that we have developed throughout our career or learned from a...
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Algorithm Shows Differences Between Nurse, Doctor Care

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago has published the first quantitative study on the divergent scopes of practice...
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Words Matter

A new John Hopkins study found stigmatizing language in medical records may affect the care a patient receives. When doctors and nurses read notes and...
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Sitting Is Bad For Your Brain — Not Just Your Metabolism Or Heart

Studies show that too much sitting, like smoking, increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes and premature death. Researchers at UCLA wanted to see...
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Advice To Management On The Occasion Of Nurses Week

Happy National Nurses Week, ModernNurse readers! We know your jobs are hard ones. You get all of the kicks and none of the kisses, and you’re...
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How Are You Getting Through This Brutal Cold And Flu Season?

Be honest. How are you getting through this brutal cold and flu season? We nurses need to stick together so if you have any...
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What Do You Think? –Mandatory Flu Vaccines For Health Care Workers

A recent study about mandatory flu vaccines for health care workers caught our attention. The multi-institutional study found that mandatory flu vaccines improved participation...
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Patient Prejudice: New Survey Finds Bias Toward Doctors, Nurses

A majority of doctors (59%) say they confront bias from patients, including offensive remarks about gender, age, race and ethnicity, according to a new...
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To Curb Medical Errors, Physicians Must Be Better Trained To Admit Mistakes

Medical errors are a leading cause of death in the United States, with some research suggesting that errors can cause as many 250,000 fatalities...

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