Core Measures & You: Pneumonia
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC) have worked collaboratively since 2003 to define a set of criteria used by both organizations to measure quality of patient care. These evidence-based criteria, the Core Measures, are indicators of timeliness and effectiveness of care for certain specific conditions.
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Nightmare Bacteria: New CRE Superbug
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are a group of relatively new multidrug-resistant organisms that are currently emerging in the U.S. Between 2001 and 2011, the percentage of CRE infections reported by acute-care hospitals in the United States increased almost fourfold...
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Staffing Matters Winter 2013 Issue
Created by AMN Healthcare's clinical leadership team, Staffing Matters delivers the expertise of industry leaders whose hands-on experience and insights are influencing the trends and issues impacting healthcare staffing today.
In this issue:
Social Recruiting in Healthcare
Recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projected registered nurses and other healthcare professionals to see the largest numerical growth between now and 2018 in the U.S. With healthcare hiring a given, the question is, are organizations in the sector considering how job seekers are looking for jobs today? Learn how social media is helping match healthcare organizations with job seekers.
Social Media Lessons for Nurses
Social networking can be a tool to foster professional connections, enrich a nurse's knowledge base, and promote timely communication with peers, patients and family members. Yet, unlike in many other industries, if used inappropriately, it can result in professional misconduct.
Read the Staffing Matters Winter 2013 Issue.
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Managing the Flow: Treatment Options for Overactive Bladder
By Gina D. Moore, PharmD, MBANon neurogenic overactive bladder (OAB) is characterized by the presence of urinary urgency, which is usually accompanied by urinary frequency and nocturia, with or without urinary incontinence, in the absence of infection or other pathology
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