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End-of-Shift Report

Transforming care at the bedside to require that all information handoffs at change of shift be part of a standardized process across the healthcare community1 is almost a decade long Joint Commission national initiative which doesn’t appear to be fully implemented across the United States.…

Honing the Patient Experience

It only takes 56 seconds to make a meaningful human connection with a patient How do you manage a nursing staff to help drive patient experience to optimum levels? You start by putting the horse before the cart. Christy Dempsey, MSN, MBA, CNOR, CENP,…

Preventing Infant Misfeeds

Nurse routinely follow patient identification and authentication procedures to ensure patient safety at virtually every point of care-from the admissions desk and emergency department, to the medications dispensed at the bedside, to the pharmacy, diagnostic labs and operating rooms. Mobile systems have saved time…

Caring for the Hospitalized Obese Patient

A nurse takes a report from the Emergency Department regarding Joe, a 748-pound patient with a Stage III right buttock pressure ulcer from months of bed rest and respiratory failure related to bronchitis and probable obesity hypoventilation syndrome. The patient arrives to the respiratory…

Using Social Work to Train New Nurses

Health is determined by many different factors. Physiology in only one aspect determining who gets sick and how illnesses progress. Knowing nurses have always taken a holistic view of patients, the University of Southern California the takes it a step further with its new Family…

Marking Infant Milestones

I care for the tiniest, sickest newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in East Norriton, PA. I know how grueling the experience can be for parents – because I’ve been there. Both of my children spent months in…

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