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Licensed Practical Nurses: A Dying Breed?
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
As healthcare delivery changes, so does the role of the licensed practical nurse. A growing number of organizations are looking to streamline acute care delivery by phasing out LPNs or encouraging them to pursue education to become registered nurses. [Read More]
 
April 12, 2011
 
Editor's Picks

1 in 3 Hospitalized Patients Suffers an Adverse Event
Researchers spotlight weaknesses in medical error-detection methods, and perhaps more strikingly, find that healthcare providers are largely unaware of the numerous harmful errors they continue to make. [Read More]
Adverse Events in Hospitals Largely Undetected
Adverse events serious enough to harm patients are occurring in U.S. hospitals at least 10 times more often than previously measured, according to a study conducted at three large U.S. hospitals.[Read More]
Infection Prevention Pilot Slashes CLABSI by 35%
Hospitals participating in a project to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections are demonstrating that training can improve patient safety, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.[Read More]
13 Hot ACO Buzzwords All Providers Should Know
Just in time to accompany the proposed accountable care organization guidelines from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, comes a handy glossary of federal healthcare policy lingo.[Read More]
Rounds: Patient-Centered Accountable Care
Patient-centered healthcare IS accountable care—accountable for quality, for value, and 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

7 Hospital Tips to Reduce Cost, Optimize Care
Hospitals are under intense pressure to reduce their cost of operations as they prepare for a future healthcare environment requiring higher quality care at lower price tag. Easier said than done—here are some tips for the process.[Read More]

Nursing Headlines

Roundup: ACO Proposed Rules Fuel Uncertainty
HealthLeaders Media, April 8, 2011

AL sterilization problem led to IV infections
The Birmingham News, April 1, 2011

A new push to let HIV patients accept infected organs
The New York Times, April 11, 2011

Hazards: For children in ER, a big increase in CT scans
The New York Times, April 8, 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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