A new law in New York State does not expand nurse practitioners' scope of practice, but it does eliminate the need for a written collaborative agreement between a physician and an NP, which in reality is little more than a financial agreement.
Nurses who advocate for patient safety often cite nurse staffing ratios as a top concern. Evidence suggests more education for nurses, not a mandated, one-size-fits-all approach to staffing, is a better way forward....
Nurses at a Florida hospital are wearing electronic tags to track their daily steps. The data has been revealing and led to changes in workflow. The CNO says nurses like it and "know that it can help them."
A program to get mechanically ventilated and post-operative ICU patients up and moving quickly represented a huge culture change for nurses, but it reduced length of stay and eliminated pressure ulcers and ventilator-associated pneumonia.
Part II of an in-depth conversation about care coordination with two nurse leaders delves into the reasons why hospitals are looking at care coordination and transitional care so intensively—quality, cost, and outcomes.