Calling the Shots: Nursing News and Notes

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02/26/2015
Long shifts, arduous work, heavy patient loads, new technology, continuing education and work-life balance can conspire to make nursing one of the hardest jobs a person can do, so it’s no wonder that nursing fatigue is a growing problem. 
Costly, Deadly and Often Preventable. How Hospitals are Tackling Inpatient
02/24/2015
Fall prevention is a chief concern at hospitals across the country.
02/19/2015
The industry's largest health IT conference kicks off April 12
Nursing in Cold Weather: 5 Top Health Hazards
02/17/2015
While winter weather doesn’t actually make patients sick, it still impacts people’s health. Nurses can help patients avoid some common cold weather health hazards as well as dispel misconceptions about how freezing temperatures can affect our health. Here are the top 5 health hazards that cold weather can bring.
Three Evasive Maneuvers to Thwart the Looming Nursing Shortage
02/12/2015
Aging patient—and nurse—populations are setting the stage for a nursing shortage. To prevent one, the time to act is now.  
02/10/2015
How healthcare can use ‘big data’ insights to change patient management, best practices and more.  
02/05/2015
As initiatives under the Affordable Care Act increasingly tie quality to reimbursement, hospitals are using databases like NDNQI to improve their nursing performance.  
Value-based purchasing is leading Medicare’s effort to reimburse hospitals based on quality—not just quantity—of inpatient services.
02/03/2015
Value-based purchasing is leading Medicare’s effort to reimburse hospitals based on quality—not just quantity—of inpatient services.

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