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Definition of Spirituality Offers Framework for Whole-Person Approach to Patient Care

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A study in the American Journal of Critical Care examines how nurses define spirituality and their comfort in providing spiritual care to patients.

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Safe Steps for Seniors to Stop Stumbles

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May is National Trauma Awareness Month, and this year the American Trauma Society is raising awareness about senior safety and falls with “Safe Steps for Seniors.” The Stony Brook Trauma Center is taking steps to shed light on the matter to help prevent serious injuries from occurring.

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Texas A&M Study Shows Risk Factors Associated with Injurious Falls in Residential Care Facilities

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Falls are one of the leading causes of injury-related death among elderly people. So finding the risk factors that endanger them is becoming increasingly important, particularly with the projected increase in the elderly population with the baby boomers.

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Rush University Medical Center Receives Ninth Consecutive 'A' Grade for Safety

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Rush University Medical Center has received its ninth consecutive “A” grade for safety from the Leapfrog Group. The Medical Center is one of only 98 hospitals in the country to receive an A grade, the highest possible, each time the Leapfrog Group has rated hospitals since launching the organization’s Hospital Safety Score in June 2012.

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Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source

Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source

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Beth Israel Deaconess Hospitals Earn “A's” for Patient Safety From Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score

For the second time, all four hospitals in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) system have been recognized for their commitments to patient safety with “A” grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, accidents, injuries and infections. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Milton, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham and Beth Israel Hospital–Plymouth are among only 31 percent of general hospitals in the United States to receive the honor.

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Virginia Mason Earns ‘A’ for Patient Safety in National Hospital Safety Score Program

Virginia Mason Medical Center has received another “A” for patient safety in the national Hospital Safety Score program administered by The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit hospital safety watchdog.

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University of Chicago Medicine Earns 9th Straight ‘A’ in Hospital Safety Rating

The University of Chicago Medicine received its 9th consecutive “A” rating for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, an industry watchdog that tracks thousands of hospitals nationwide.

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Nurse Staffing, Work Environments at Forefront of Healthcare Summit

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses brings together healthcare leaders from across the country to address nurse staffing and its impact on the work environment. The half-day interactive summit will be held May 18, during AACN’s National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) in New Orleans.

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Vitamins May Protect Against Nerve Damage in Breast Cancer Treatment, and more Cancer News in the Newswise Channels

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The Role of Family and the Media in Childhood Obesity, and more Children's Health News in the Newswise Channels

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Antihistamines Affect Exercise Recovery, May or May Not Be a Problem

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After vigorous exercise, some 3,000 genes go to work to aid recovery by boosting muscles and blood vessels, but in the presence of high doses of antihistamines almost 27 percent of the gene response is blunted, according to University of Oregon researchers.

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Medication Error Sparks Team Engagement, Innovation and the Patient Safety Pursuit

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/PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Mason Institute, a leading lean education resource for health care organizations, just released a new improvement story that outlines how a pharmaceutical error had a profound effect on a patient, leaders and staff — and eventually the processes.

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Gene Variant Explains Racial Disparities in Adverse Reactions to Urate-Lowering Drug

A multi-institutional study led by a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigator finds significant racial disparities in the risk that patients being treated for gout will develop a serious, sometimes life-threatening adverse reaction to the most commonly prescribed medication.

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Nuclear Medicine Program at Riverview Medical Center Receives Accreditation by the American College of Radiology for the Second Time

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Riverview Medical Center has, for the second time, been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine resulting from a review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

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Better Hospital Financial Performance Didn’t Produce Better Patient Outcomes

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How well a hospital performs financially is not associated with better clinical outcomes, based on results of a new study from UT Southwestern Medical Center that examined hospital mortality and readmission rates.

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Birth Control Pills May Increase Risk Of Seizures

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Could certain types of hormonal contraceptives cause an increase in seizures in women with epilepsy? A recent Texas A&M Health Science Center study suggests that ethinyl estradiol, the primary component of oral contraceptives, could be detrimental to the epileptic brain.

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Lurie Children’s Hospital Selects Grifols KIRO® Robot to Increase Precision, Safety, and Compliance of Pediatric IV Chemotherapy Handling and Compounding

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Grifols KIRO robotic system modernizes the sterile compounding of IV medications to improve accuracy and compliance.

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Nurses at Seattle Hospitals Develop Initiatives to Improve Clinical Outcomes, Patient Satisfaction Scores

Critical care nurses at seven Washington hospitals developed initiatives that improved clinical outcomes and helped raise scores on patient and family satisfaction surveys, which are key indicators of a hospital’s overall quality of care.

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Pennsylvania Hospital Receives National Award for ICU Design

The trauma surgical intensive care unit at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia has received the ICU Design Citation award, presented by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, Society of Critical Care Medicine and American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Health