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Hospitals With Outstanding Nursing Quality Share 4 Key Traits
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
Hospitals that have demonstrated excellent outcomes in nursing-sensitive quality measures have identified systematic processes for quality improvement that involve staff. Last month, nurses and quality improvement professionals met in Miami to discuss these best practices.[Read More]
 
February 1, 2011
 
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MRSA Screenings of ICU Patients Can Reduce Hospital Costs
My colleague, Cheryl Clark, writes that screening patients for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) upon admission to the intensive care unit can reduce patient stays and costs for hospitals, study shows. [Read More]
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Total compensation costs—wages, salaries, and benefits—for hospital employees rose 2.1% in 2010, just above the 2% rise in total compensation costs for all workers in the larger economy, the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employment Cost Index shows.[Read More]
Evidence-Based Care Gaps Pervasive, Researchers Say
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Medical specialties are tied back to hospitals and health systems like never before; nowhere are the resulting alignment challenges more acute than in the cardiac service line, where independent practices find themselves seeking the financial shelter of integration. Join us on February 15 live from Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital and share in the lessons from executives at leading national cardiac service lines and medical groups on shared governance, clinical integration, and physician alignment. [Read More]

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NurseLeaders Forum

Tips to Engage Nurses in Mandatory Training
From video gaming approaches to learning management systems, unique training strategies can engage nurses and boost participation, says Jo-Ann Byrne, RN, director of education and organizational development at St. Vincent's Healthcare. [Read More]

Nursing Headlines

Making an ED appointment a growing trend
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Obesity epidemic results in bigger babies
The Dallas Morning News, January 31, 2011

Early Elective Birth Rates 'Disturbing,' Says Watchdog Group
HealthLeaders Media, January 28, 2011

AMA spent $22M on lobbying in 2010
Kaiser Health News, January 28, 2011


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