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Study Assesses Impact of Hourly Nursing Rounds on Patient Safety and Satisfaction

Adoption of hourly rounds schedules for nurses working in acute care hospitals may improve patient safety and overall satisfaction with care provided, according to research reported in the Journal for Healthcare Quality, the peer reviewed publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ, www.nahq.org).

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HIV Care Corps

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Hopkins Assistant Professor Jason Farley and his crew chart a course toward a future where nurses lead HIV/AIDS care. Their vessel is now accepting first-class passengers.

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Heart and Sole

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Hopkins Nursing Magazine Summer 2014 issue features the innovative HIV and Master's Entry into Nursing curricula, faculty publications, efforts on patient safety, community building, and plenty of color.

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New York Law Offers Nurses More Recognition, Responsibility

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If past experience is anything to go by, nurse practitioners in New York State are about to get a lot more recognition for their contributions to primary care.

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Emphasizing Compassion in Nursing Orientation Leads to Fewer Pressure Ulcers, Falls

Nursing orientation programs that address both the compassionate and scientific aspects of patient care help to improve patient satisfaction scores and reduce the incidence of falls and pressure ulcers, according to data published in the Journal for Nurses in Professional Development.

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Physical Work Environment in Hospitals Affects Nurses’ Job Satisfaction, With Implications for Patient Outcomes, Health Care Costs

NYU College of Nursing study finds architecture, interior design, and other physical aspects of their work environments can enhance early-career nurses’ job satisfaction.

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Caregivers May Face Roller Coaster Effect with Lewy Body Dementia Symptoms

“I watched my husband experience a decline in cognition followed by a period of what seemed like improved function only to plunge again into confusion with more frequent hallucinations,” says one caregiver newly acquainted with Lewy body dementia (LBD). According to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA), these ups and downs in function are sometimes refer to by family caregivers as the “roller-coaster effect” of LBD. Fluctuating levels of cognitive ability, attention and alertness are one of the core features of LBD.

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New Editions of Popular ‘AACN Essentials’ Nursing Textbooks Available

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The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has released new editions of two popular nursing textbooks bearing its trademark -- “AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing” and “AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing.”

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Burn Victims Avoid Hypothermia with Practice Developed by Loyola Nurses

Loyola University Health System has established new guidelines to protect burn victims at risk for hypothermia during surgery.

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