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Words Matter

A new John Hopkins study found stigmatizing language in medical records may affect the care a patient receives. When doctors and nurses read notes and...
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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...

Oregon company finds success in drug-free pain treatment

The message over the past year to doctors and the entire healthcare community from the government and the latest science has been clear:  Opiods...
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Patient Satisfaction With Pain Management Linked To Nurse Staffing

Hospital patients' satisfaction with pain management is linked to nurse staffing, according to an article authored by nurse researchers from the Connell School of...
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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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No ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ for Boosting Patient Satisfaction

The factors that determine the level of patient satisfaction with pediatric care vary significantly depending on which departmental setting patients receive treatment within a...
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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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How Do I Deal With A Difficult Patient?

We all have them from time to time, that one difficult patient that no matter what you do for them, it is never right. ...
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Did You Read It? — Nurses Grant Dying Man His Final Wish, Ignore Hospital...

This story caught our eye as an example of nurses going above and beyond, and in this case around hospital rules, in order to...

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