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Don’t Be Alarmed: New Rules in 2014
Clinical alarm systems are designed to alert us of potential problems, but if not managed correctly, these alarm systems can inadvertently compromise patient safety. Today patient care areas are abuzz with a symphony of equipment noise, including a multitude of beeping display monitors and various alarm signals. The problem is that all the resulting noise can actually desensitize nurses over time, causing us to miss or ignore alarm signals...
CNS: Emerging Leaders in Nursing
In 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) concluded that at least 44,000 Americans die in hospitals annually as a result of preventable medical errors. They state that healthcare should be safe and patients should not be harmed by the very care that is intended to help them...
The Results Are In: RN.com Needs Assessment Survey
The 2013 RN.com Needs Assessment Survey was sent out on July 23, 2013 to about 87,973 nurses and we received back 1,285 responses over a 3-week period. It was heartwarming to see that more than 95% of our survey respondents said that our courses currently meet their clinical learning needs and help them improve their practice on a daily basis.
Nurse Leaders Stepping Up to Have Our Say
As healthcare reform continues, it is becoming increasingly clear that hospitals need to focus on improving the quality of care delivery. One of the most valuable ways of achieving a balance between healthcare cost, quality and accessibility is the addition of nurse leaders to hospital boards...
Tracking a Mystery: The Eyes Have It
Eye-tracking technology is becoming an increasingly popular tool in the field of healthcare. From helping to identify neurological disorders to improving patient safety, the possible applications seem endless.
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