NursingNurse Stressors: It's Not Just Patient Volume and Acuity
A study examines 'subjective workload' among NICU nurses, and finds a number of perceived stressors that take time away from...
NursingMassachusetts Voters Say 'No' to Mandatory Nurse-Patient Ratios
Bay State residents reject a law requiring mandatory staffing ratios, but proponents and opponents of the measure vow to continue...
Clinical Care'I Had Not Kept Up': A Physician Re-Education Story
A patient's overdose made Jeoffry Gordon, MD, recognize he didn't know everything.
Clinical CareFlip Your Discharge Model to Decrease Length of Stay
If you are going to change your discharge model for at-risk geriatric patients, there are four elements you are going...
Clinical CareTapping Patient Engagement to Reduce Diagnostic Errors
Collection of patient-generated data and embracing patient-centered communication are called crucial factors in avoiding harm from diagnostic errors.
FinanceFederal Inspectors Cite St. Luke's in Houston for Problems in a Heart Transplant
Defibrillator paddles did not work during a patient's heart transplant in January, and a backup set was not nearby. The...
NursingNurses Report Gaps in Quality and Safety Competencies Based on Education
New RNs with bachelor?s degrees feel better prepared in safety and quality measures than those with ADNs.
Clinical CareInfluential Leapfrog Group Jumps In To Rate 5,600 Surgery Centers
The grades will also cover surgery centers' closest competitor, hospital outpatient departments.
Clinical Care'Waterfall' Shifts in ER Improve Flow of Patients
Overlapping shifts for attending physicians in a busy pediatric emergency department have decreased patient handoffs and reduced opportunities for patient...
NursingFamily Members' Silence Has Devastating Effects for Patients
Nurses must create a culture that encourages family caregivers to speak up about patient safety issues.
Clinical CareUsing Clinical Pharmacists to Improve Your Emergency Department
Emergency medicine pharmacists can do a lot more than just dispense medications.
Clinical CareDoes Flu Shot in Pregnancy Prevent Flu-Linked Hospitalizations?
A study found the shot offers 'moderate' protection. Only about half of pregnant women got their flu shot last year.