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'Onboard' New Nurses to Prevent Them from Jumping Ship
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
More than simply orientation, onboarding is the process of embedding new employees into the culture and ensuring they become emotionally invested in the organization. Onboarding is crucial for new graduate nurses who face enormous changes as they transition from student nurses to independent RNs.[Read More]
September 7, 2010
Editor's Picks

CMS Hears Provider Concerns Over 'Observation' Status
Hospital and nursing home providers are pleading with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to dump its 48-hour limit "observation" status—a Medicare billing category for patients not sick enough to qualify for acute admission but too sick to be sent home. The policy is creating intolerable problems for hospitals which see the policy as interfering with the trust patients place for their care. That's what dozens of providers lined up to tell officials for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services who held a special "listening session" on the controversy in Baltimore recently. [Read More]
10 Tips for Prescribing Controlled Substances
The DEA recently instituted changes in long-standing prescribing practices that have resulted in delayed drug delivery to patients. These 10 tips help assure that the right drug in the right dose gets to the right patient—and avoid problems with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration—suggests a coalition of physician groups, medical directors, and others practicing in skilled nursing and other long-term care settings.[Read More]
Revealed: Why Health Providers Avoid Vaccines
One in three healthcare providers in the U.S. did not bother to get last year's seasonal influenza vaccine, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. The reasons why are even more discouraging, writes Cheryl Clark.[Read More]
A 'Blue Button' for Health Data
To promote cost-effective, quality care, healthcare movers and shakers are pointing to health information technology to help lead the way. Patients and their families will need to be included in this process as well—to help them get the information they need to make informed decisions about their health. So to make it easier, how about clicking a blue button on their computer screens—just when they need their data?[Read More]
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Hospital Staffing Incentives: A Critical Tool
Contributor Bonnie L. Barndt-Maglio, PhD, RN, makes the case that a well-defined incentive program can be a powerful tool to increase workforce capacity when patient volume or intensity increases. [Read More]

Business Rx

Specialist Nurses Trained to Obtain Informed Consent
If a procedure has been shifted from the physician to the nurse, can informed consent then be obtained by the nurse, or does that responsibility remain with the ordering physician? One facility, by using nurses for the insertion of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC lines), challenged the previous way of thinking in order to enable their specialized nurses to obtain informed consent.[Read More]

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Nursing Headlines

Hospital Job Growth Up in August
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Executives Gone Wild: Paying the Price for Personal Conduct
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More Philadelphia-area health systems requiring employees to get flu shots
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Prototype Crash Cart Moves to Smithsonian
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Health Care Wastefulness Is Detailed in Studies
The New York Times ? September 7, 2010

ECRMC lab implements Positive Patient ID System
Tribune Weekly Chronicle ? September 1, 2010

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