Calling the Shots: Nursing News and Notes

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How can nurses help patients - and themselves - light their way through a dark season
12/02/2014
How can nurses help patients - and themselves - light their way through a dark season
MRSA remains a health threat for both patients and clinicians, but nurses can aid in prevention.
11/25/2014
MRSA remains a health threat for both patients and clinicians, but nurses can aid in prevention. 
11/18/2014
Learn about two Affordable Care Act measures that involve nurses in primary care. 
Preventing Hospital-Acquired Conditions
11/13/2014
Don't let HACs diminish your reimbursement. Facing tightened reimbursement requirements from the government, hospitals must do everything in their power to make sure they are providing the best, most cost-efficient care.
11/11/2014
How hospitals foster a winning organizational culture, and ways a positive employee culture benefits patient care 
As more healthcare workers are required to get a flu vaccine, nurses debate whether the mandates make sense.
11/04/2014
As more healthcare workers are required to get a flu vaccine, nurses debate whether the mandates make sense. 
10/30/2014
Separate fact from fiction on the origins, transmission, symptoms, and treatments for Ebola.
Bumping Up HCAHPS Scores
10/28/2014
Nurses play a huge role in Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Care Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores. Last year, a study released by Press Ganey Associates highlighted nurse communication as a “rising tide measure” that, if enhanced, would likely raise HCAHPS scores in other areas, too, including: hospital staff responsiveness, pain management, communication about medication, and overall patient experience.
Learn how nurse informaticists collaborate with the health IT team and support Meaningful Use.
10/21/2014
Learn how nurse informaticists collaborate with the health IT team and support Meaningful Use.
10/16/2014
Journal clubs can help nurses stay up to date on the latest evidence-based practice findings. 

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