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An Unexpected Discovery In A Central Line

About a year and a half ago, a 6-year-old boy arrived at Children's Emergency Department after accidentally removing his own gastrointestinal feeding tube. He...
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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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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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Nurse Staffing Levels Linked To Patient Satisfaction

Patients' unfavourable views of hospital care are strongly linked to insufficient numbers of nurses on duty, rather than uncaring staff, indicates observational research published...
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Missed Nursing Care Due To Low Nurse Staffing Increases Patient Mortality

Failure to deliver complete nursing care explains why hospitals with lower registered nursing (RN) staff levels have a higher risk of patient death, a...


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