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Prevent Readmissions With Discharge Planning
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
As hospitals battle readmission rates, more attention is being paid to discharge planning. Nurses and healthcare providers must deal with many complex issues when discharging older adults from the hospital, including difficulty with transitions and communicating with patients, families, and providers. [Read More]
 
April 5, 2011
 
Editor's Picks

HHS Unveils ACO Rules Proposal
The Department of Health and Human Services has released for public comment the long-awaited proposed rules governing accountable care organizations. [Read More]
Early Removal of Pediatric Catheters Key to Infection Prevention
The incidence of bloodstream infections in children with peripherally inserted central venous catheters can be reduced by removing the devices as early as possible, a Johns Hopkins Children's Center study shows.[Read More]
Elected Boards No Way to Run a Hospital
The outrageous and disruptive antics of the Tri-City Healthcare District's elected board in Oceanside, CA tell a cautionary tale about why it's a bad idea to let voters choose who governs a hospital.[Read More]
Hospital Drug Shortages Reach 10-Year High, Cost Hospitals $200M Annually
A dearth of chemotherapy, sedation, and pain relief medications is endangering patient safety and adding millions of dollars in costs for higher priced substitutes annually, report finds.[Read More]
Rounds: Patient-Centered Accountable Care
Patient-centered healthcare IS accountable care—accountable for quality, for value, for patient satisfaction. Join us on April 27 live from Griffin Hospital and Planetree, recognized pioneers in patient-centered care, with more actionable strategies from invited thought leaders at Sharp Memorial and the Maine Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilot. [Read More]
Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations
Neurological service line success is all about managing the collision of technology, research, and care coordination. Get strategies for managing the collision on May 18, live from Barrow Neurological Institute with invited thought leaders from St. John Providence Health System and St. Luke Hospital. [Read More]
Healthcare Leaders Reveal Uncertainties About Industry Direction
Dedication to mission is strong and getting stronger, but just how to accomplish that mission is less certain, according to the just-released results of the 2011 HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey. [Read More]

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NurseLeaders Forum

3 Ways 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

Nanoparticles may 'kick backside' of deadly MRSA
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Part 2: How a CEO Empowered Staff to Save $3M and Their Jobs
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Hands-free faucets harbor germs, Johns Hopkins study says
Los Angeles Times, April 1, 2011

Medicare Could Save $7.6B by Raising Eligibility Age to 67
HealthLeaders Media, March 29, 2011
Webcasts/Rounds

April 27: Rounds: Patient-Centered Accountable Care

May 5: Enhance Patient Experience and Satisfaction Through Relationship-Based Care

May 18: Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations

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