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Painkiller Users Unaware Prescription Drugs Are As Addictive As Heroin

National Safety Council survey shows 45 percent of painkiller users do not know they are taking opioids Forty-five percent of Americans who use opioid prescription...
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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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Music Is Medicine

Music is a true lifesaver. Once, after a really bad breakup, a friend convinced me to get up out of my misery and get on the...
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30 Day Readmission Rates to U.S. Hospitals

Hospital readmissions can sometimes feel like a revolving door.  Now a new study from AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) is shedding light...
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A Closer Look at Care Coordination

As the search for a more efficient healthcare system barrels on, care coordination has emerged as a frontrunner among tools that shape the future—the goal being to...
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Nurse Eye Roll: Nurses – Protect Your Back!

After you land your first nursey job, you’ll sit through a long orientation.  You’ll have just come back from lunch in a food coma,...
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Why I Hope My Patients Hate Me

That got your attention, didn’t it!? Now, before you fly off the handle, let me explain. As nurses, our job is to improve the patient’s...
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Seven Steps to Reducing Pressure Ulcers

Institution-acquired pressure ulcers are a leading threat to modern quality healthcare. Research by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare...
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A Nation In Pain

Most American adults have experienced some level of pain, from brief to more lasting pain, and from relatively minor to more severe pain, according...
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Million Hearts Launches Annual Blood Pressure Control Challenge

Does your hospital, clinic or private practice achieve sustained hypertension control rates of 70 percent or above?  The U.S. Department of Health and Human...

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