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3 Ways Nurses Can Help Families Cope With Grief

Medical workers are no strangers to grief. Recent data shows that 63% of Americans die in hospitals, and nurses can sometimes struggle to support...
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Hospice Offers Comfort For Older Adults At End Of Life. Should We Consider It...

A team of researchers from Yale University has studied how soon older adults who were experiencing distressing symptoms and disability were admitted to hospice...
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What Are The Most Effective Operating Room Infection Control Practices?

While hospitals grapple with what OR infection control procedures work best, a new study of Texas hospitals has determined two areas that stand out:...
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Is Technology At The Bedside An Asset Or A Hindrance?

The influx and popularity of technology within the world of healthcare can sometimes overshadow its developing dominance at the bedside. Everything from the electronic...
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Do You Disinfect Your Steth After Each Use?

Do you disinfect your stethoscope after each use? A recent study revealed that the contamination level of a stethoscope diaphragm after a single use is...
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How Do I Deal With Over-Involved Families?

How many times have you wished for responsive family members? You know, the kind who will stay with the patient when you can’t, help...
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Disaster Codes – Are You Prepared?

In this day and age, terrorism, bioterrorism, hazardous material and disasters have become common nomenclature to all of us. As nurses and health care...
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May I Have Your Attention, Please? The Hospital Will Be Closing Shortly.

Ahhh. Doors shut. Lights off. Hospital closed for the night. If only this were true. (Insert dream sequence…) We all know the hospital doesn’t function like...
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The Dark Side Of The Shift

I’ve always envied those who can flip flop back and forth between day shift and night shift. How do they do it? I think I’ve...
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5 Surprising Facts About Hand Washing

If you’re a nurse, you probably spend quite a bit of time every day washing your hands. Hand washing is the single best way...

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