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Medically Fragile Children Awaiting Adoption . . . How can nurses help?

Medically Fragile Children Awaiting Adoption . . . How can nurses help? Medically fragile children face a difficult road. Unlike healthy, able-bodied children, kids who struggle with medical conditions do not get to experience childhood as a carefree experience. Medications, shots, doctor visits, physical therapy, physical limitations and surgery often keep medically fragile children from […]

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Aspirin as effective as ticlopidine in African American antiplatelet stroke prevention study

Aspirin as effective as ticlopidine in African American antiplatelet stroke prevention study Results from the African American Antiplatelet Stroke Prevention Study (AAASPS), a large multicenter trial of 1,809 African American stroke patients from over 60 sites in the United States, show that aspirin is as effective as ticlopidine for prevention of a second stroke in […]

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An Update for Nurses from Nevada’s US Senator John Ensign to the Nevada Nurses Association

An Update for Nurses from Nevada’s US Senator John Ensign to the Nevada Nurses Association Ensign, John One of the most crucial issues facing patients and healthcare providers is the medical liability crisis that has plagued Nevada and many other states across our country. I have worked on several levels to pass legislation that would […]

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Secretary Thompson appoints ANA president Blakeney to attend World Health Assembly

Secretary Thompson appoints ANA president Blakeney to attend World Health Assembly U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson has appointed American Nurses Association (ANA) President Barbara A. Blakeney, MS, APRN, BC, ANP, to attend the upcoming World Health Assembly, May 19-28 in Geneva, Switzerland, as a member of the official U.S. delegation. […]

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The “Catch 22” of the Direct Care Registered Nurse

Patient Safety or Job Security: The “Catch 22” of the Direct Care Registered Nurse Black, Lisa Nevada Nurses Association to Introduce Legislation to Protect Nurses’ Employment As this issue of the Nevada RNFormation goes to press, we are gearing up for the start of the 2005 legislative session. By the time it reaches your mailbox, […]

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Staff Nurse Survival in a New Environment of Nursing

Staff Nurse Survival in a New Environment of Nursing Wieck, Lynn Today’s healthcare setting is a challenging place to be. Whether you are a patient, administrator, physician or nurse, the need to do more with less and do it faster and safer is the undulating chant that just won’t go away. Everyone talks about how […]

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Is Your Nursing Staff Ready for Magnet Hospital Status?

Is Your Nursing Staff Ready for Magnet Hospital Status? Wagner, Cheryl M Abstract There has been a slow, steady exodus of nurses from the acute care setting. However, magnet hospital status is closely correlated with increased retention of nursing staff. The author outlines an assessment plan for nursing staff to determine if magnet status application […]

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Compliance with 2003 National Patient Safety Goals

Compliance with 2003 National Patient Safety Goals As of January 1, 2003, JCAHO began surveying health care organizations’ compliance with the 2003 National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs). As of February 21, 313 surveys were completed and most health care organizations were found to be in compliance with the Goals. However, some of the recommendations are […]

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Needlestick Safety and Prevention: Independent Study Module

Needlestick Safety and Prevention: Independent Study Module Foley, Mary Abstract Every day, health care workers are exposed to dangerous and deadly bloodborne pathogens through contaminated needlesticks, sharps, or splash exposures. It is one of the greatest risks faced by the frontline health care worker. Yet, these exposures have often been considered “part of the job.” […]

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Institute of Medicine report-health professions education: A bridge to quality

Institute of Medicine report-health professions education: A bridge to quality Peterson, Cheryl On April 8, 2003, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report, Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality. One of the recommendations in the IOM’s 2001 report, Crossing the Quality Chasm, was to hold an interdisciplinary summit to develop the next steps […]