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Nurses Too Scared to Speak Up
Data shows more than four out of five nurses have concerns about incompetence demonstrated by their colleagues, but...
ERs turn more violent as government help shrinks for volatile mentally ill, addicted patients
Violence against nurses and other medical professionals appears to be increasing around the country as the number of...
Colorado Hospital Evaluates Missed Opportunities in Rapid Response Teams
Over the past five years, rapid response teams have been brought to the forefront of American hospitals. Initiatives...
Nursing Initiative Looks to Better Understand Patients' Cultures
The American Nurses Association plans to launch a diversity awareness resource center this year to better serve the...
Holding doctors accountable for medical errors
Ten years ago, a national panel of health care experts released a landmark report on medical errors in the American...
Voice Recording Technology Improves Patient Handoff Process
Kathleen Mikos, RN, MSN, vice president of patient care, chief nursing officer, at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey...
Five Easy Ways to Protect Staff from Violent Patients
When a professional fighter allegedly went haywire in a Nevada hospital and attacked nurses, it briefly brought some...
Growth in Cross-Cultural Competency Improves Patient Care
Overcoming the cultural boundaries that can divide or prevent a patient-doctor relationship from forming can be a...
Make the most of nonphysician practitioners
Even though many practices employ nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other nonphysician practitioners to...
Geriatric care in 'crisis mode'
American medicine is already in a crisis mode when it comes to geriatric care, and the problem will only become worse...