News tagged with nurses

Nursing home infection rates on the rise, study finds

Nursing home infection rates are on the rise, a study from Columbia University School of Nursing found, suggesting that more must be done to protect residents of these facilities from preventable complications. ...

Oct 08, 2014
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Nursing profession doing more to meet health needs

When a brother or sister is hurting, the whole family feels it and worries about it. That is what happens in nursing as well. As the largest health care profession, there are approximately 3 million registered nurses in ...

Oct 08, 2014
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Nurse turnover assessments inconsistent

(HealthDay)—More than 17 percent of new nurses leave their first job within one year of starting, according to research published online Aug. 25 in Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice.

Sep 30, 2014
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Higher nurse-to-patient standard improves staff safety

A 2004 California law mandating specific nurse-to-patient staffing standards in acute care hospitals significantly lowered job-related injuries and illnesses for both registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, according ...

Sep 29, 2014
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Nurses need education on advance health care directives

An educational program for nurses can help address knowledge gaps related to advance health care directives (AHCDs)—thus helping to ensure that patients' wishes for care at the end of life are known and respected, reports ...

Sep 15, 2014
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