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Did you read it? Hospitals Sicken Many By Withholding Food and Sleep

A Johns Hopkins surgeon and prominent patient safety researcher is calling on hospitals to reform emergency room, surgical and other medical protocols that sicken up...
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The 5 Nurse Bully Types Every Hospital is Hiding

Sometimes, the hospital feels like a giant playground filled with lots of expensive equipment. That’s because earning a set of scrubs doesn’t necessarily eliminate one’s bad...
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5 Things Hospitals Can Do to Improve Outcomes of Weekend Surgeries

Studies have shown that patients who undergo surgeries on weekends tend to experience longer hospital stays and higher mortality rates and readmissions. For the first...
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What Should I Do When I Have an Allergic Reaction on My Shift?

Whether you have seasonal allergies or just get sensitive around certain irritants at work, having an allergic reaction during your shift can pose a...
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8 Frustrating Things About Being a Charge Nurse

No doubt about it: being in charge is a tough job (we know charge nurses all around the country are currently nodding their heads...
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Telehealth Bridges Distance Between Patient and Providers

More than 50 million Americans live in rural areas, and many have limited access to health care. For someone living far from an urban...
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All Nurses: Remember and Know This!

From one nurse to another, please remember and know that we make the difference.  > We are not handmaidens and glorified waitresses.   > We are...
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They Can Take Your Sanity, But They Can’t Take Your Humor…Or Can They?

Hospital humor—it’s one of the most “insider” elements of the medical world, and little understood (or appreciated) among visitors. And it’s been called a...
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Experienced Nurses : Great For Patients, Great For Hospitals

Patients cared for by more experienced nurses not only receive better care, but also have shorter hospital stays. This finding comes from an extensive study...
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Part Nurse, Part Detective, Part Crimefighter—and the List Goes On

Nurses wear a lot of hats, even though they hardly get enough recognition for one. Indeed, few people recognize how often nurses expand their...

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