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Article ID: 711448

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses brings national nursing conference to Orlando

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Thousands of nurses who care for high-acuity and critically ill patients will convene next month in Orlando to be inspired and to learn about the latest innovations in clinical practice, healthcare technology, evidence-based practice and research, during the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses' annual National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, May 20-23.

16-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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    13-Apr-2019 1:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 711226

‘Superbugs’ Found on Many Hospital Patients’ Hands and What They Touch Most Often

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

For decades, hospitals have worked to get staff to wash their hands and prevent the spread of germs. But a new study suggests they may want to expand those efforts to their patients, too. Fourteen percent of 399 hospital patients had “superbug” antibiotic-resistant bacteria on their hands or nostrils early in their hospital stay, and nearly a third of tests for such bacteria on objects that patients commonly touch came back positive.

12-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 710648

Are Healthcare Providers "Second Victims" of Medical Errors?

University of Kentucky

Four women whose family members died as a result of medical error penned an editorial in The BMJ urging abandonment of the term "second victims" to describe healthcare providers who commit medical errors.

2-Apr-2019 3:40 PM EDT

Article ID: 709940

Anesthesia practice standards updated, published by American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) has published a comprehensive update to its Standards for Nurse Anesthesia Practice, the foundation of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) care delivery.

20-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 709518

ASTRO releases updated radiation oncology safety guide

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

In conjunction with Patient Safety Awareness Week, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) published an update today to its framework for safe and effective radiation therapy treatment. The comprehensive reference guide, Safety is No Accident: A Framework for Quality Radiation Oncology and Care, is available for download.

13-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 709345

Columbia School of Nursing Researchers Awarded Two Grants From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Unit

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Grants Totaling $3.73 Million Will Support Research To Improve Infection Prevention in Hospitals and Strengthen Patient Care Through Social Networks in Medical Home Settings

11-Mar-2019 7:30 AM EDT


Nursing, Patient Safety


Article ID: 709356

Ask Me Five: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Urge Patients to Be Proactive in Their Healthcare

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Very often it's hard for a patient to know what to ask their anesthesia provider before they have surgery. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and its members offer five questions patients can ask to be proactive in their healthcare.

11-Mar-2019 4:30 AM EDT
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    5-Mar-2019 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 709063

Infection Control Technique May Reduce Dangerous Infections in Patients With Catheters, Drains

Rush University Medical Center

Each year, approximately 5 million patients in the United States receive treatment that includes the insertion of a medical device such as a catheter, which puts them at increased risk of potentially life-threatening infection. Researchers have found a strategy that greatly reduced both overall infection and infection with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a group of these patients. The results of their study were published today in the online issue of The Lancet.

4-Mar-2019 4:20 PM EST

Article ID: 708810

Complex Medication Regimens Create Challenges for Home Health Care

New York University

Medically high-risk patients and communication breakdowns between providers contribute to the difficulty of medication management for older adults receiving home health care, finds a study led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.

27-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST

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