Category Archives: Nursing

EMR Implementation Creates Opportunities for Nurses

By Megan M. Krischke, With the push to obtain the full incentive payout for meaningful use of electronic medical records (EMR)/electronic health records (EHR) created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, many hospitals are in the … Continue reading

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Improving the Physician–Nurse Dynamic

By Jennifer Larson, contributor August 26, 2011 – Can doctors and nurses learn to get along well enough to collaborate? Can they truly be partners in providing excellent patient care? Many health care experts now say “Yes.” But that hasn’t always … Continue reading

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Three Obstacles to Higher Education Levels in Nursing

By Rebecca Hendren, HealthLeaders Media Three Obstacles:   Supply & Demand Majority of RN‘s lack four- year degree Rank-and-file Nursing lags  Evidence shows that patient outcomes improve when nurses have baccalaureate degrees. The Future of Nursing, the influential IOM and Robert … Continue reading

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ANA Recognizes Emergency Nursing as Specialty News The American Nurses Association has announced its formal recognition of emergency nursing as a specialty practice. The ANA defines emergency nursing as “the care of individuals across the lifespan with perceived or actual physical or emotional alterations of … Continue reading

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Sacramento’s T3 Program Keeps Ill Homeless out of ER

By Jenn Walker, Living on the streets is tough. Living on the streets with a chronic medical illness like Crohn’s disease is even tougher. 52-year-old Steven Macko experienced this harsh reality four years ago when he was evicted from … Continue reading

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Accountable Care (ACO) Will Expand the Need for Case Managers

Nurse Traditionally, case management has been a tool reserved for complex cases, usually hospitalized patients needing multi-disciplinary interventions. However, that scenario may change as accountable care organizations take center stage next year. With their mandated goals of cost containment … Continue reading

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Why Nurses are Essential to ACO Implementation

By Karen M. Cheung, Fierce Healthcare Daily News   The key to implementing accountable care organizations (ACOs) could already live in your institution–the registered nurse, according to an America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) article. With today’s expanded role of the nurse going … Continue reading

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