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IV Catheter Risks to Nurses Frequent, Unreported

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

A study finds that half of nurses experience blood exposure on their skin, eyes, nose, or mouth at least monthly when inserting peripheral IV catheters. And most go unreported. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Resolving the Disrespect Disconnect

Smooth working relationships among nurses and physicians are seen as vital to increasing value in healthcare delivery, but there remains a vast divide in the perception of how doctors treat nurses. Improvements in care coordination may help. >>>

Most C. Diff Infections Start in Healthcare Facilities

Half of hospitalized patients treated for Clostridium difficileillness present already infected, and most cases are seen in patients with recent exposure to medical facilities such as outpatient surgery clinics and doctors' offices, a federal study shows. >>>

Readmission More Likely for Non-surgical Patients

Patients undergoing non-surgical care for chronic or acute conditions are re-hospitalized significantly more often than surgical patients, a 30-day readmission rates study finds. >>>

Healthcare Job Growth Accelerating

Job growth in the healthcare sector has been strong in the first two months of 2012, accounting for one in five new jobs in the overall economy, and surpassing the robust pace of job growth throughout most of 2011, federal data shows. >>>



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News Headlines

Healthcare union endorses St. Rose proposal

San Jose Mercury News, March 13, 2012

Hospitals more proactive to prevent elderly from becoming frail

The Salt Lake Tribune, March 13, 2012

If Obama's health law survives, it will take nearly a decade to put into effect

Chicago Tribune / Associated Press, March 13, 2012

TennCare hospital reimbursements vary widely

The Tennessean, March 12, 2012

FDA might put more drugs over-the-counter, curtail antibiotic use

The Boston Globe, March 12, 2012

Preventive-care rules snare insured patients

Billings Gazette, March 12, 2012

ME hospitals battling deadly gut infection

Bangor Daily News, March 9, 2012

Commission to hold hearing on layoffs at Jackson Health System

Miami Herald, March 8, 2012

FL hospital ordered to pay former child patient $15M

Herald-Tribune, March 8, 2012

Book excerpt: The Best Care Possible

The Atlantic, March 8, 2012



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Putting Data in Nurses' Hands

Nursing informatics is an emerging field, and organizations that have been aggressive about getting data into nurses' hands (and smartphones) have reaped the rewards. >>>

 

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