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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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Hospital Logs Staggering 2.5 Million Alarms in Just a Month

Following the study of a hospital that logged more than 2.5 million patient monitoring alarms in just one month, researchers at UC San Francisco have, for the first time, comprehensively defined the detailed causes as well as potential solutions for the widespread issue of alarm fatigue in hospitals.

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Loyola Nurse Cares for Veterans on Honor Flight to D.C.

Loyola University Health System nurse Daria Ruffolo, DNP, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., on the Honor Flight with 92 of our nation’s veterans.

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Joint Statement—Ebola: Specialty Nursing and Leadership Organizations Commit to Partnership

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the Emergency Nurses Association have issued a joint statement about specialty nursing and leadership organization collaboration related to Ebola Virus Disease, on behalf of their 150,000-plus combined nurse members.

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Can Have Lasting Effects for Families, Reports the American Journal of Nursing

Families of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) may expect them to return to normal quickly—after all, it's "just a concussion." But mild TBI can have a lasting impact on families as well as patients, according to a review in the November issue of American Journal of Nursing. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

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Decreased Length of ICU Stay Among Improved Patient Outcomes From Nurse-Led Initiatives at Philadelphia Hospitals

Recent nurse-led initiatives addressing some of critical care’s most pressing challenges resulted in shorter average lengths of stay and other positive patient and fiscal outcomes in seven Philadelphia-area hospitals.

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Nurses Test Positive for Ebola; Columbia Nursing Experts Discuss Infection Control and Prevention

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Bringing HIV Message Home

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Student, alumni interest in care and prevention are alive and well at Hopkins School of Nursing and beyond.

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