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ENA Aims to Prevent Violence Against Nurses
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
The Emergency Nurses Association is engaged in a multi-year study to examine workplace violence against emergency department nurses and offers tools to help hospitals create systems to combat violence. [Read More]
 
May 24, 2011
 
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Patient Classification Systems Address Nurse Staffing Balance
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