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Understanding the Difference in CE Terminology
In today’s world of continuing education for nurses, there are several different acronyms for continuing education that confuse learners and complicate the learning process...


The Difficult Patient Tool Kit, Part 1: Proactive Ways to Defuse the Difficult Patient
Difficult patients are not all the same. Some people are simply unpleasant and end up becoming our patients, and there may be little we can do to change their behavior. But some patients can become demanding, hostile and even abusive... Read More READ MORE

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The Importance of the Patient Experience
What is your definition of the term, “the patient experience”? Christina Dempsey, RN, MSN, MBA, chief nursing officer at Press Ganey, defines the patient experience as the totality of the clinical, operational, cultural and behavioral care provided...  Read More READ MORE

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Nursing organizational news

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.  

Staffing Matters Winter 2013In 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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Clinical Insights

New Treatment Guidelines: Atrial Fibrillation
In March 2014, new treatment guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation were published by an expert panel from the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and Heart Rhythm Society in collaboration with the Society of Thoracic Surgery. The new guidelines are evidence-based and include both consensus recommendations and relevant data... Read More READ MORE

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