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Effect of Nurse Staffing Ratios on Sepsis Care

2020 29 Dec

While adherence to evidence-based protocols for sepsis care ('SEP-1 bundles') can help reduce in-hospital mortality and length of stay, a new U.S. study ( Lasater et al. 2020) says improving patient-to-nurse staffing ratios has greater impact on patient outcomes.   You might also like: How preventable are in-hospital sepsis-associated... Read more

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Volume 20 - Issue 10, 2020

2020 30 Nov

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German Nurse in UK: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

2020 30 Nov

One of the pillars globalisation stands upon is free movement of workforce across borders. In healthcare, it is especially relevant to nursing, with its notorious global workforce deficit. At the same time, while ‘cross-border employment opportunities’ may sound good in politics, for a particular nurse to move abroad for work may be one of the... Read more

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Nursing World Conference - NWC 2021

2021 18 Oct

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Nurses Are Not Soldiers

2020 03 Aug

Sabine is a staff nurse who has had COVID-19 patients in her ward, got infected herself and started a  campaign  for personal protective equipment delivery. But she doesn’t want to be called a ‘hero.’ In early June, she talked to HealthManagement.org about her COVID-19 experience and how the pandemic has made her question everything, even... Read more

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Report Errors to Improve Practice

2020 06 Jul

Medical errors must be prevented as much as possible so as not to jeopardise patient safety. In nursing, studies have found that the most common mistakes are made in relation to medication, documentation, infection prevention, miscommunication and falls.   You might also like: New hospital policies and procedures required for... Read more

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Nurses: Dealing With Suicide and Burnout

2020 04 Feb

Nurses in the U.S., both male and female, are at higher risk of suicide than the general population, shows one recent study, while another, conducted in the UK, explores the relationship between compassion fatigue and nurse turnover.   You may also like: Resilience: The Airbag for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professions   Suicide... Read more

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Reimagined Hospitals

2020 29 Jan

In 10 years, the healthcare system will be a different beast. The power of technology and data will change the way we face the current challenges driving us towards more integrated care based on population health and value, with increased patient engagement. This all means the old healthcare provision paradigm is crumbling. Not that hospitals will... Read more

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2020: Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

2020 29 Jan

Summary: The World Health Organization designated the year 2020 as the ‘Year of the Nurse and the Midwife’ in honour of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. President of the European Nurse Directors Association explains why it is so important to global health. World Health Organization (WHO) is the collaborating partner... Read more