Monthly Archives: December 2009

Success in the Windy City: Hospitals Tackle New-Nurse Turnover

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct Search Image by Getty Images via Daylife Since I began serving on the nurse retention committee at my hospital, I have become more aware of costs and of turnover rates.  As this article points out, it … Continue reading

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The Virtual Visit May Expand Access to Doctors

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct SearchLast time I posted something about technology that helps (?) nurses so this time I posted something about technology that makes access to physicians easier for the general public.  I think I like this, but I … Continue reading

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I can C U Remote monitoring program at UMC reduces mortality, shortens hospital stay

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct Search Image via Wikipedia As a nurse working the floor, I find this article very interesting.  I don’t think I fully comprehend how this eICU is designed to function.  Does this mean that, in addition to … Continue reading

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Men in Nursing

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct SearchHere is a blog post that talks about the issues men have in the nursing profession.  After reading this, I can say that I agree with some of the points but not all.  It has been … Continue reading

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Job-hunting is a headache even in health care

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct SearchBelow is an interesting article that I have seen repeated numerous times.  New graduate nurses who are not having any luck finding a job due to lack of experience or just the sheer number of applicants … Continue reading

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Health Promotion in Nurses: Is There a Healthy Nurse in the House?

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct SearchThis article is a survey summary from Medscape Psychiatry and Mental Health.  I found this interesting and thought you might enjoy it also.  Caregivers, as a rule, do not ever take care of themselves; they are … Continue reading

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Changing diets on nine-inch plates

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct SearchThe article below I included because it shows a nurse who “thinks outside of the box” and who was able to take her idea and make it profitable and productive.  I have always felt that nurses … Continue reading

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Patient Photos Help Reduce Hospital’s Medication Errors

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct SearchOkay, now this article bothers me.  As a psychiatric nurse of 20 years, I can tell you that I have never worked anywhere in psych without  a picture of my patients.  I don’t understand this article.   … Continue reading

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Critical nursing scarcity looming

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct Search Image via Wikipedia This is an exceptional article about the coming nursing scarcity.  We all know that we have a major nursing shortage right now, even though we turn out new nurses rapidly and the … Continue reading

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ANA Smartbrief: Editor’s Viewpoint

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct Search Image by Getty Images via Daylife Here is a recap of the advances and challenges nursing has faced during the year 2009.  Also is a list of links to some of the most viewed stories … Continue reading

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