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U.S. Nurse Leaders Issue Blueprint for 21st Century Nursing Ethics

Unprecedented report looks at the ethical issues facing the profession, as the American Nursing Association prepares to release a revised Code of Ethics in 2015.

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Nurses Text, Send Images From O-R With New App

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A new smartphone app called EASE is designed to lift the veil of secrecy from the operating room and provide families in the waiting room consistent updates on what’s happening with their child in the operating room. It’s like Snapchat for hospitals, and it’s safe, secure, and HIPAA-compliant.

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Resilience Training Shows Promise in Preventing Burnout Among ICU Nurses

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A multifaceted approach to teaching coping mechanisms may help critical care nurses better handle their stressful work environment, according to a study in the November issue of American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC).

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Bedside Caregivers: Research Shows Opening Visitation Access Improves Patient Satisfaction

Many believe that restrictive visitation policies affect the standard of care patients receive. Now, retrospective research from a team of Baylor nurses proves it.

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AACN Releases Findings from a National Study on Academic Nursing’s Progress in Transitioning to the Practice Doctorate

AACN released findings from a national study conducted by the RAND Corporation, which examined the progress made by nursing schools in transitioning to the practice doctorate – a solution advanced 10 years ago to better meet the healthcare needs of the nation.

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NYC Marathon: Tips to Finish Injury-Free

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With the NYC Marathon less than a week away, now is the time for runners to start focusing on race-day safety.

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Quarantined Hopkins Nurse a Hero, Not a Danger

Johns Hopkins Nursing responds to forced quarantine and eventual release of graduate Kaci Hickox.

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Loyola Earns Highest Honor for Nursing Excellence Again

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) today announced that it received Magnet redesignation for its hospital and outpatient clinics. Loyola is among 5 percent of health-care organizations with the elite redesignation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), an affiliate of the American Nurses Association.

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Nearly Half of Older Americans Need Support with Daily Routines

About 18 million Americans age 65 and older require help with routine daily activities like bathing, handling medications or meals, finds a new study in Milbank Quarterly. The research shows a growing need for improved services and support for older Americans, their spouses, their children and other "informal caregivers."

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