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Top 5 Challenges Facing Nursing in 2012

Rebecca Hendren

The year 2010 may have been when enormous healthcare changes began, but 2011 was the year these changes hit nursing. And in 2012 every nurse leader and manager must be prepared for the full impact. >>>


Editor's Picks

ED Nurses Still Wear a Bullseye for Workplace Abuse

There isn't much good news in the latest nationwide survey of workplace violence against emergency department nurses. They rank with cops and prison guards when it comes to on-the-job verbal and physical abuse, and the needle hasn't moved in the last two years. >>>

ECRI Unveils Top 10 Health Technology Hazards

In addition to alarm fatigue, exposure hazards from radiation therapy and medication administration errors are among the most serious health technology safety issues, says a report from the non-profit ECRI Institute. >>>

IOM Issues 10 HIT Recommendations for Patient Safety

Even as providers rush to implement health information technology systems, there is an underappreciated chance that the use of computers might cause harm to patients, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine. >>>

Stop Letting Poor Scheduling Bleed Hospital Payrolls

A poorly designed labor scheduling system will end up costing healthcare providers by way of higher absenteeism and turnover, says one human resources expert. She offers tips on effective scheduling, including aligning business needs with workforce needs. >>>

HHS Earmarks $1B for Healthcare Jobs, Innovation

The Department of Health and Human Services has announced a competition to spark "innovative healthcare delivery models." Preference will be given "to projects that rapidly hire, train and deploy healthcare workers." >>>

News Headlines

Cancer doctors score low on pain management: study

Chicago Tribune/Reuters, November 15, 2011

Surgeons to try deep-chilling trauma patients to save them

The Seattle Times/Associated Press, November 15, 2011

Medicaid Red Tape Stymies Innovation, States Say

HealthLeaders Media, November 14, 2011

ERs tend to be gunfire-free zones

The New York Times, November 14, 2011

MD state health program promotes care for whole patient

The Washington Post, November 14, 2011

Gunman wounds nurse, guard at Bronx Hospital

The New York Times, November 11, 2011

'Observation' Status Prompts Federal Class Action Suit

HealthLeaders Media, November 9, 2011

EHR vendors endorse medical error reporting system

InformationWeek, November 9, 2011

Tying hospital payments to patient satisfaction

The Wall Street Journal, November 9, 2011

Rise in MRI Calamities Highlighted at FDA Safety Session

HealthLeaders Media, November 10, 2011

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Webcast: Winning With Value-Based Purchasing

Date: November 17, 2011
About: Value-based purchasing brings real financial implications in the amount of CMS payment at risk, quality penalties, and the investments required to avoid those penalties. The stability of your future finances depends on your ability to successfully implement VBP. Join us for a 60-minute audio conference with VBP experts from Aurora Health Care and Premier. >>>

Rounds: A Programmatic Approach to Cancer Care

Date: December 16, 2011
About: Attend on-site or via live simulcast. Live at host Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center with invited guest UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, learn from one of the world's most respected cancer brands as it takes its proven success models to a community health system.  >>>

AUDIO WEBCAST: Learn From Errors and Near Misses with a Just Culture

When: December 14, 2011
About: Be prepared for errors and develop a culture where near misses are reported—and learned from—with the best practices presented in this 90-minute audio conference. Experts Cole Edmonson, DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, and Lucy Bird, RN, ONC, live the Just Culture experience every day and will demonstrate what to do when the worst happens to support clinicians, learn from mistakes, and build a culture of accountability and high reliability. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine

Patient Engagement Takes Physician Leadership

As providers become increasingly accountable for healthcare outcomes, patient engagement grows in significance. Individuals should take responsibility for their health, but what role do the providers play in turning consumers of care into partners in care? >>>


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