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Nursing Workforce Stats Take a Surprising Turn

Rebecca Hendren

A nursing study brings hospitals some welcome good news: The number of people age 23-26 entering nursing is on the rise. The nursing shortage may not be as bad we feared it would be. >>>


Editor's Picks

How Healthcare Leaders Can Improve Sharps Safety

Ten years after passage of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, it is time to take stock. How is your institution doing to maintain "continuous quality improvement" when it comes to sharps safety? >>>

Hospital Cafeteria Food Undermines Wellness Movement

While many hospitals talk the talk on improving nutrition, staff, patients, and visitors at hospital cafeterias still chew the fat, illustrating a persistent disconnect for the wellness movement in the healthcare workplace. >>>

Care Coordination, the Army Way

U.S. Army Major Chris Warner, MD, touts the benefits of his challenging work in coordinating mental health with primary care—not only for the patient—but for the Army itself. >>>

Drug Shortages: A Headache for Physicians

Physicians are trying to cope with some of the worst prescription drug shortages in years, particularly with cancer-fighting medications. Patients have died and the government is taking action, but the situation is likely to get worse. >>>

News Headlines

Methodist Dallas Resolves Deficiencies

HealthLeaders Media, December 6, 2011

Healthcare Job Growth Up in November

HealthLeaders Media, December 6, 2011

Too few doctors may be telling parents their kids are overweight

Los Angeles Times, December 6, 2011

Healthcare law changing behavior

USA Today, December 6, 2011

Berwick takes parting shot at 'waste'

The New York Times, December 5, 2011

Do med students know when to wash their hands?

The Wall Street Journal, December 5, 2011

Healthcare workers at serious risk of injury on the job

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 5, 2011

Employers offer carrots, wave sticks to get workers healthier

Miami Herald, December 5, 2011

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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. >>>

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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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