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Four Skills Key In Establishing Nurse-Led Cross-Sector Collaborations

About 70 percent of all variations in health care outcomes are explained by individuals' social conditions including housing, neighborhood conditions, and income, data show....
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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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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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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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