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The Right And Wrong Way To Introduce Yourself To Patients

When you meet a new patient, you’ll need to introduce yourself. But for many nurses, this is easier said than done. If you’re not...
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How To Keep Your Cool Around Non-Compliant Patients

There is usually more to working with patients than finding out what is wrong with them medically. You might encounter reluctance toward following the...
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Nurses And Their Sixth Sense

Nurses do indeed have a sixth sense. No, I didn’t misspell “sick” sense. I mean, we have an instinct that civilians don’t have. The nursing...
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Longer Nurse Tenure on Hospital Units Leads to Higher Quality Care

When it comes to the cost and quality of hospital care, nurse tenure and teamwork matters. Patients get the best care when they are...
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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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Ouchies & Boo–Boos : Easing The Pain Of Your Littlest Patients

It could be argued that a pediatric nurse has double the work of any other. The patients may be smaller, but the work involved...
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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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New Study Sheds Light on Racial Differences In Trust of Physicians

A new Emory University study could help provide a clearer understanding of why black and Latino patients are less likely to trust their physicians than...
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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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