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Scripting Provides Firm Bedrock for New Nurses
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
New nurses dealing with the transition from nursing school to practice can feel like the ground is moving under them as they struggle to keep their footing. Those who have tried scripting know that it enhances communication, ensures consistency in practice, and arms nurses with tools to handle difficult conversations with patients, peers, and physicians.[Read More]
July 13, 2010
Editor's Picks

Protocols Needed For Palliative Care at End of Life
My HealthLeaders colleague Cheryl Clark calls for protocols to help healthcare workers discuss patients? end of life decisions at appropriate times. Hospitals lack standard process tools that trigger end of life care discussions in a timely way, researchers who examined medical records of nearly 500 terminally ill patients say. [Read More]
Malpractice Data Analysis Offers Window into Surgical Error
PThe term "malpractice" often invokes images of courtrooms and spiraling insurance rates, but malpractice data can often be used for the purpose of fostering patient safety. In the surgical world, that information is increasingly more important as the amount and types of surgeries performed climb each year. [Read More]
Physician-Patient E-mail Improves Quality, Study Finds
Some doctors have been reluctant to communicate with patients via e?mail, in part because of reimbursement and medical liability concerns. But a new study in Health Affairs provides a compelling case for opening up the inbox to patients: It may improve the quality of care. [Read More]
Reactions to Berwick's CMS Appointment
President Obama used a recess appointment to install Institute for Healthcare Improvement President and CEO Donald Berwick, MD, as head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. While recess appointments by presidents are not uncommon, they can be controversial?especially after healthcare reform has been debated publicly for the past year. [Read More]
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Take a Vacation: Why Nurse Leaders Need Time Off
Being a nurse leader is not easy and comes with a lot of responsibility, but even you can beat the heat of job stress with the following vacation strategies. [Read More]
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Single-Use Device Reprocessing: Balancing Cost Savings, Patient Safety
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Nursing Headlines

Hospital infection deaths caused by ignorance and neglect, survey finds
The Washington Post ? July 13, 2010

Healthcare overhaul includes pilot program of house calls for elderly patients
The Washington Post ? July 13, 2010

North Shore-LIJ Requires New Nurses to Have BSN
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media ? July 12, 2010

New RNs find tight job market
USA Today ? July 9, 2010
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