Monthly Archives: June 2010

Smartphones to the Rescue

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct SearchHere’s an article from Advanceweb.com about technology and its impact on patient care at the bedside.  After reading this article, I have a new and better appreciation of the newer smartphones and the capabilities they open … Continue reading

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Nurse to Patient Ratios: The Lucky Few

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct SearchHere is a follow-up on the article I posted from the NY Times “Is There a Nurse in the House?”  This is from the SEIU Blog and is a very good complement to the original article. … Continue reading

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Is There a Nurse in the House?

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct Search Image via Wikipedia Here is yet another article on the need for “safe staffing levels”, otherwise known as mandated nurse to patient ratios. This topic is not going to go away.  The public really need … Continue reading

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Patient discharge planning receiving more attention

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct SearchIt has always seemed to me that discharge planning was forgotten or simply ignored in the past.  Patients came in, got treated, signed papers and got copies, and they left the hospital.  I always wondered if … Continue reading

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Going to Work When You’re Sick

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct Search Image by jadam via Flickr In case you haven’t noticed, I love the NY Times Well Blog.  I read Tara Parker-Pope all the time and find many great articles by her to share here with … Continue reading

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Improve Scheduling To Boost Nurse Satisfaction

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct SearchScheduling….ah….scheduling.  This is the thorn in the heart of the problem, I think.  Nursing is such a stressful job.  We want to do the very best we can for our patients, but we are also human … Continue reading

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Hear what it’s like from a real CCU nurse

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct SearchThis is a great video. This nurse is real and honest and knows what she is talking about. We need this kind of nurse in large numbers. We only get to hear the negative side of … Continue reading

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Interruptions Risk Medication Errors by Nurses

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct Search Image by DawnVGilmorePhotography via Flickr This was the topic of a research class I attended last week.  This is such a no-brainer, but at least people are starting to take note that there really are … Continue reading

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New Way Bacterium Spreads in Hospital

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct Search Image by AJC1 via Flickr I am always interested when I find new research that helps me stay safe and helps me keep my patients safe from being exposed to organisms that can be potentially … Continue reading

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Forensic Science for Nurses

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct Search Image via Wikipedia There’s a new blog I just found that talks about forensic nursing.  There is quite a bit of information there, so I wanted to post here about this blog and give the … Continue reading

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