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Multiple Jobs Add to Nurse Fatigue

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

Nurses seeking higher incomes are working multiple jobs, which leads to fatigue and puts patient safety at risk. Should state nursing boards step in? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

ED Physician Executive Slams EHRs

Electronic health records "are not effective communications tools—not effective at all," says a self-avowed technology optimist who holds a dim view of current EHR capabilities, but has hopes for better systems to come. >>>

AHA Eyes 'Extremely Challenging' 2014

Facing significant reductions in payments, mounting regulatory actions, and a "broken" RAC appeals process, hospitals are facing a variety of pressures in the new year, the American Hospital Association says. >>>

Little Threat to Specialists' Revenue in Choosing Wisely Recommendations

Treatment guidance from medical specialty groups varies widely in terms of its potential financial impact on providers, acknowledges the head of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, which backs the Choosing Wisely initiative to promote evidence-based care. >>>

Telemedicine Emerging as Rural ICU Solution

While the high startup costs associated with telemedicine programs have presented a barrier to many rural hospitals, data suggests they contribute to lower costs and lower mortality rates >>>

Pledges Reduce Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing Rates

In a study, antibiotic prescription rates for antibiotic-inappropriate diagnoses dropped after clinicians posted photos of themselves alongside signed pledges to "avoid prescribing antibiotics when they are likely to do more harm than good." >>>

NQF Distances Itself From Safe Practices Co-Chair

While an influential advocate for patient safety and former committee chair of the National Quality Forum denies allegations that he took kickbacks from a product manufacturer, the DOJ has named him in a settlement agreement. The NQF cut ties with him years ago and updated its conflict of interest policies. >>>

HL20: Kristine Aznavoorian, RN, MS—Working to Heal Sexually Abused Children

Kristine Aznavoorian, RN, MS, had been a practicing pediatric nurse in Boston for five years when she encountered subspecialists known as Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. Now she works with young victims of heinous crimes. >>>



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News Headlines

Intravenous nurses make points

Boston Herald, January 28, 2014

Brooklyn hospitals to close without federal money, Mayor and Governor say

DNAinfo New York, January 28, 2014

Jackson Health Trust votes to phase out unpopular healthcare contribution

The Miami Herald, January 28, 2014

Hospitals struggle with intravenous saline shortage

Great Falls Tribune / USA Today, January 28, 2014

Doctor breaks neck, sees reality of healthcare

USA Today / Newser, January 27, 2014

SF General Hospital adopts changes after missing patient's death

CBS SF Bay Area, January 27, 2014

Hospital employment in Northeast PA falls 10 percent

The Scranton Times-Tribune, January 27, 2014

Dirty instruments lead to investigation of Seattle Hospital

ABC News, January 24, 2014

MN hospitals report fewer preventable mistakes

Star Tribune, January 24, 2014

Boston Medical Center is ahead of the curve on alarm fatigue

Boston Magazine, January 23, 2014



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2013

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make a difference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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