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Listening To Music During Surgery Reduces Pain And Anxiety

A new study confirms listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces people’s pain, anxiety and need for painkillers. Led by Queen Mary...
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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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10 Alcohol Pad Hacks For The Resourceful Nurse

It’s time to talk about the unsung hero of our profession: alcohol pads. Although they aren’t soaked in unicorn tears, as previously believed, these tiny...
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How to Keep Calm and Nurse On When Things Go Nuts

Many times in your nursey career, your seemingly awesome shift will turn crazy in a moment.  The mark of a good nurse is...
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How To Improve Safety For Patients With Limited English Proficiency

Our Nation is becoming increasingly diverse and the role of language barriers and their impact on adverse events is now receiving greater attention. Approximately 25 million,...
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The Art of Ethics in Compliance & Clinical Activities

Home care and hospice organizations working to maximize their quality of care and financial performance are placing increasing emphasis on the development of ethics...
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Do Animal-Assisted Therapies Work?

Several research teams are examining the potential benefits of bringing specially trained animals into clinical settings. These animal-assisted therapies are increasingly offered in hospitals...
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New Pediatric Quality Survey Captures Inpatient Care Experience

Surveying hospital inpatients and their families about their hospital experience is an increasingly important measure of care quality. However, researchers have lacked a standardized...
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8 Secrets To Get Ahead In Nursing

These days, moving up is less like climbing a ladder and more like picking your way through a maze.  How to navigate that maze?...
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Stop the Spread Of Superbugs

Each year drug-resistant bacteria infect more than 2 million people nationwide and kill at least 23,000, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

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