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Revamp Nurse Staffing Policies and Cut Costs

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

The more disordered a nursing unit is with its staffing, the more turnover and costs will go up. A thorough assessment and overhaul of scheduling, tracking, and staffing policies can put an end to the chaos. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Infection Expert: Don't Rush to Change MRSA Protocols

Hospitals should continue to conduct routine risk assessments to determine how well their infection control strategies are working before rushing to adopt a highly touted and possibly costly new protocol, says a member of the board of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. >>>

This Hospital Infection Don't Get No Respect

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections are the Rodney Dangerfield of nosocomial infections. Too many nurses and doctors are inserting Foley catheters without sufficient regard for what is a potentially dangerous invasive device. >>>

Hospitals Thinking Beyond 30-Day Readmissions

Operating under the assumption that the government is moving toward enacting reimbursement penalties for all-cause readmissions, some hospitals and readmission prevention experts are already developing corresponding strategies. >>>

Wellness Initiatives Are Going Down the Drain

In the news this week: Workplace wellness initiatives aren't paying off, Sebelius finds her zen, and hospital staff still aren't washing their hands. >>>

How to Get a Handle on ED Overcrowding

A projected increase in emergency department volume within the next three years means hospitals need to get to work now to implement better patient flow schemes. The need is urgent because how patients move through the ED has significant financial implications throughout the rest of the hospital. >>>

What the "E" in E-Patient Really Means

Patients today are empowered, engaged, equipped, and enabled. Healthcare providers should respond, and should help patients with another important "e": expectations. >>>



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News Headlines

Pressure grows to create drugs for 'Superbugs'

The New York Times, June 4, 2013

The $2.7 trillion medical bill

The New York Times, June 3, 2013

Midlevel healthcare providers seen as part of the solution

Knoxville News-Sentinel, June 3, 2013

Home healthcare firms foresee boom, challenges

The Times Leader, June 3, 2013

Trapped in the hospital bed

The New York Times, June 3, 2013

Race, economic differences impact support of Medicaid expansion, healthcare reform

Philadelphia Sun / MedCity News, June 3, 2013

Some justices question requiring nurses to give shots in schools

Los Angeles Times, May 31, 2013

FDA takes action to ease neonatal drug shortage

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, May 30, 2013

ER fails to save digit; patient gives thumbs-down to hospital bill

Las Vegas Sun, May 29, 2013

Boxes of medical records missing from Jackson Health System

The Miami Herald, May 29, 2013



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