Health Care Executive Develops Evidence-Based Staffing Tool To Enhance Current Nurse Staffing System
Nurses represent the largest proportion of direct health care providers and an under- or over-staffed unit could have major implications for quality of patient care, costs, patient satisfaction and nurse job retention - that is, until one health care executive identified a solution for a gap she detected in the IT industry's collective offering of nursing scheduling solutions.
Nurse Leader Resistance Perceived As A Barrier To High-Quality, Evidence-Based Patient Care
A new national survey of more than 1,000 registered nurses suggests that serious barriers - including resistance from nursing leaders - prevent nurses from implementing evidence-based practices that improve patient outcomes.
Registered Nurses Provide Immunizations At Walmart Stores Nationwide
Walmart announced today the launch of expanded immunizations in more than 2,700 Walmart stores. In collaboration with Mollen Immunization Clinics, ten of the CDC-recommendedimmunizations will be offered, including vaccinations for shingles and whooping cough, at events taking place from Aug. 27 through Nov. 15
Americans Strongly Support Receiving Care From Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
Nine in ten Americans believe it's crucial that Medicare protect patient access to pain management delivered by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), according to new survey results released today by the Mellman Group
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Announces Enhancements To Lippincott's Nursing Advisor Online Point-Of-Care Reference
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that it has incorporated several evidence-based content enhancements to Lippincott's Nursing Advisor, an online clinical decision-support solution used by nurses in hospitals and other healthcare institutions
OnSomble Emerges As Leading Nurse Community And Professional Role-Based Development Company
The Nurse Company, Inc. (TNC), a Nashville, TN based company that built the world’s largest online community for nurse professionals recently acquiredRole-Based Practice Solutions (RBPS), a San Francisco based company focused on improving patient and financial outcomes for hospitals by advancing the professional role development of nurses
Texas Children's Hospital Recognized For Nursing Excellence With Magnet® Designation
Texas Children's Hospital for the third consecutive time has been granted Magnet® status, a national designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice
National University To Offer Doctor Of Nursing Practice Degree Program
National University, the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California and the 12th-largest in the United States, will be launching an online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program in early 2013, the University announced today
Effective Nurse Communication Key To Patient Satisfaction In Health Care System
The impact of nursing care on patient satisfaction and patient outcomes has long been established but hadn't been linked to financial incentives - until now, with the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems initiative. (Abbreviated as HCAHPS and often pronounced as "H-caps.") According to one nursing educator, HCAHPS is poised to have a profound impact on health care and offers a positive and unexpected opportunity to advance the entire nursing profession.
Nurse Advocate Offers A Higher Level Of Service And Protection For Nurses Everywhere!
In the medical field, nurses of all types are under constant threat of disciplinary and legal action that could harm or potentially ruin their career. Until now, there have been too few resources available to nurses facing these predicaments, with information being sparse and conflicting and processes being difficult, costly, and inconvenient