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Cedars-Sinai Nurses Now Screening All Hospitalized Adult Patients for Depression

In an effort to identify and treat patients with undiagnosed depression, Cedars-Sinai nurses are screening each hospitalized patient for signs of the illness and for risk factors that could make recoveries harder and longer. The new initiative is believed to be one of the broadest depression screening of patients in a U.S. medical center.

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Longer Nurse Tenure on Hospital Units Leads to Higher Quality Care

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Patients get the best care when they are treated in units that are staffed by nurses who have extensive experience in their current job, according to a study from researchers at Columbia University School of Nursing and Columbia Business School.

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A Calming Force: Nurses and Psych Care

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Johns Hopkins Nursing preps students for a key provider role at the precipice of a psychiatric care crisis

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Machete Attack Only Built Resolve of Nurse-to-Be

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Peace Corps volunteer Owen Smith chose forgiveness over anger, turning a machete attack in Belize into a reason to follow a dream of nursing

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Demands of Rural Nursing Daunting Yet Inspiring

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Providing comprehensive health care can be a daunting task for nurses serving nearly 60 million people living in rural America. “You get to run the whole show,” said Carmen Fees, director of nursing at the Philip Health Services. Philip, population 780, is located 80 miles east of Rapid City--home of Mount Rushmore--and 80 miles southwest of South Dakota’s capital city, Pierre. Through a three–year, $1.09 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the South Dakota State University College of Nursing has developed a program to better prepare nurses to work in rural settings. The curriculum has been implemented in Brookings, Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Aberdeen.

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Clinical Habits Die Hard: Nursing Traditions Often Trump Evidence-Based Practice

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An article in Critical Care Nurse examines the evidence associated with four common clinical practices and encourages nurses to put the current best evidence into practice, rather than providing care based on tradition alone.

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Mobile Tools Can Increase Tobacco Screening and Cessation Counseling Rates

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Smartphones and tablets may hold the key to getting more clinicians to screen patients for tobacco use and advise smokers on how to quit. Even though tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S., clinicians often don’t ask about smoking during patient exams.

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Wolters Kluwer Health to Publish Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing

Wolters Kluwer Health and the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association (APSNA), today announced an agreement to publish the Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing, the official publication of the APSNA. The first issue of the quarterly online journal was posted today at www.journalofpediatricsurgicalnursing.com.

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Magnet Hospitals Have Higher Quality of Care

Now research from New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in an article published in the Journal of Nursing Administration, provide insight on the factors contributing to the differences between Magnet® and Non-Magnet hospitals as well as an analysis of the links between Magnet Recognition and better nurse-reported quality of care.

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Early Progressive Mobility and Other Nurse-Led Initiatives Yield Positive Patient Outcomes, Financial Savings at North Carolina Hospitals

Nurses from seven North Carolina hospitals report results from their early progressive mobility and other patient care initiatives that significantly improved patient outcomes while demonstrating anticipated financial savings of more than $2.5 million. The results stem from their participation in a hospital-based nurse leadership and innovation training program sponsored by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

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