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Patient Perception a Key Element in Preventing Falls in Hospitals

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Hospitalized patients deemed at risk for falls may not follow prevention strategies depending on their perceptions of personal risk, according to a study in the American Journal of Critical Care. An inpatient survey about fall-related attitudes included the patients’ ratings of their confidence to act without falling and their degree of concern about falling.

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Spreading the Wealth on Simulation, IPE

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Hopkins Nurse-led partnership offers free online learning modules meant to improve teamwork on patient care

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Anesthesia Professionals Key to Identifying Children at Risk for Sleep-Disordered Breathing Prior to Surgery

Knowing which risks may come into play before or during surgery is especially important where children are concerned. Implementation of a screening questionnaire detailed in the latest AANA Journal helps anesthesia professionals identify children with symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) before undergoing a general anesthetic.

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The Indomitable Snow Woman

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In the 1940s, Johns Hopkins nurse Bertha Louise Bloomer Johnson carried healthcare to the hinterlands

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“In the Know”

The Association for Rehab Nurses launches the new ReSTART online recovery resource.

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Trailblazing Trend in Research

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Increasingly, medical colleagues and funders endorse or even insist on nurses’ place at the decision maker’s table.

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Nurse Survey Examines Factors Related to Compassion Fatigue, Compassion Satisfaction

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An article in the AACN journal, Critical Care Nurse, describes the demographic, unit and organizational factors that may contribute to nurses’ professional quality of life. It also establishes the prevalence of compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue in adult, pediatric and neonatal critical care nurses.

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Working Overtime, Managing a Large Workload Increases Risk for Injury Among New Nurses

A new study conducted by RN Work Project, and published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies, finds that the higher risk is associated with working longer hours and higher than average workloads. Amy Witkoski Stimpfel, PhD, RN, assistant professor at the College of Nursing, New York University, led the research team. The RN Work Project is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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AAOHN Presents Profiles in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing

Occupational and environmental health nursing is the specialty practice that provides for and delivers health and safety programs and services to workers, worker populations and community groups.

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AACN Summit Attendees Affirm Necessity of Solutions to Nurse Burnout

More than 500 nurses participated in a recent summit -- hosted by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses -- to discuss the importance of deterring burnout and creating solutions to address the issue in clinical practice.