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Nurse Too Scared To Speak Up
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
Data shows more than four out of five nurses have concerns about incompetence demonstrated by their colleagues, but many keep quiet. What's the point in training staff to use a checklist or follow certain steps if nurses are too scared to speak up and say something when an error is revealed? [Read More]
March 29, 2011
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Nursing Staff Increase Can Improve Outcomes, Study Shows
At non-safety net hospitals, higher nurse staffing rates were associated with fewer deaths, life-threatening situations, and rates of infection, says a study published in the current issue of Medical Care.[Read More]
For Top ACO or Team Care, Check Physician Egos at the Door
Accountable care organizations may be the next big thing in healthcare. But multidiscipline team approaches to care, their distant cousin, probably have more staying power. For either to work well, physicians must leave their egos behind.[Read More]
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NurseLeaders Forum

Speeding Patient Discharges Safely at Yale New Haven Hospital
Richard D'Aquila, Peter Follows, Michael Zacagnino, and Anthony R. Kovner, PhD, write about how hospitals can increase efficiency by ensuring greater throughput to avoid building more beds. And how it's possible to do so while improving safety, quality, and patient and staff satisfaction and finances. [Read More]
Nursing Headlines

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Management Gets the Union it Deserves
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Nursing a conundrum
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1 in 3 Female Vets Dissatisfied with VA Healthcare
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Drug-resistant CRKP hits LA healthcare facilities
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