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The Bounty of Failure: A Well-Versed Nursing Experience

The Bounty of Failure: A Well-Versed Nursing Experience

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How long were you a nurse before you felt competent? Reflections on creating an atmosphere of learning and growing from our own mistakes.

Novel Program Improves Communication for Oncology Nurses

Novel Program Improves Communication for Oncology Nurses

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A train-the-trainer communication training course appears to be an effective strategy for broadly teaching communication to oncology nurses.

Female Oncologists Report More Grief Responses and Burnout

Female Oncologists Report More Grief Responses and Burnout

For both genders, grief reactions linked to emotional distress among those at high levels of burnout.

U.S. Medical Schools to Expand Training on Opioid Abuse

U.S. Medical Schools to Expand Training on Opioid Abuse

Health experts note that opioids are prescribed too often, possibly because of poor training, and U.S. medical schools are expanding training to address the issue.

Health Care Workers' Gloves Can Be a Contamination Risk

Health Care Workers' Gloves Can Be a Contamination Risk

Significant evidence indicates that gloves of health care workers contaminate hospital surfaces with bacteria.

AAMC Institutes Multipronged Approach to Alleviate Impending Physician Shortage

AAMC Institutes Multipronged Approach to Alleviate Impending Physician Shortage

AAMC promotes multipronged approach to address the expected physician shortage, including federal support, technology, care delivery changes.

Violence in Health Care Workplaces: "Underreported, Tolerated, and Largely Ignored"

Violence in Health Care Workplaces: "Underreported, Tolerated, and Largely Ignored"

Study cites several measures needed to ensure the safety of health care workers on the job, including violence prevention strategies, national policy changes, and a shift in overall mind-set.

Sexual Harassment Experienced by a Third of Female Doctors

Sexual Harassment Experienced by a Third of Female Doctors

Nearly a third of female doctors stated they have experienced sexual harrasment and two-thirds say they experience gender bias in their workplace.

CDC Introduces New 'Clean Hands Count' Campaign

CDC Introduces New 'Clean Hands Count' Campaign

Campaign urges health care professionals and patients and loved ones to keep hands clean.

FDA Reconsidering Safety Training for Doctors Prescribing Opioids

FDA Reconsidering Safety Training for Doctors Prescribing Opioids

Next week, FDA committee of outside experts will meet to review risk-management plans

Research Unit Aims To Train Nurses to Provide Better Care to Clinical Trial Patients

Research Unit Aims To Train Nurses to Provide Better Care to Clinical Trial Patients

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A research unit created by oncology nurses trains nurses to provide high quality care to patients in oncology clinical trials.

Nurse Residency Programs Can Impact Oncology Nursing Practice, Outcomes

Nurse Residency Programs Can Impact Oncology Nursing Practice, Outcomes

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An innovative and robust nurse residency program that includes an evidence-based practice project, can impact oncology nursing practice and outcomes.

Simulation-based Learning Improves Confidence, Competency in Treatment Administration

Simulation-based Learning Improves Confidence, Competency in Treatment Administration

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Simulation-based learning improved the confidence and skills of oncology nurses in chemotherapy-biotherapy administration.

Doctors Present Suggestions for Electronic Health Records

Doctors Present Suggestions for Electronic Health Records

Suggestions were offered on how to make EHRs more functional in practice, and reduce the associated regulatory burden.

Patients and Families Cite Value of Nurse Practitioners

Patients and Families Cite Value of Nurse Practitioners

Patients and their families believe that teams that include nurse practitioners are more effective, according to recent research.

Telemedicine of Benefit to Intensive Care Nurses

Telemedicine of Benefit to Intensive Care Nurses

Use of telemedicine allows nurses to accomplish tasks more quickly, increases both collaboration and communication.

Perspectives on Being an Oncology Nurse

Perspectives on Being an Oncology Nurse

How do you define being an oncology nurse? Read what your colleagues have to say, then send us your perspective.

AAFP Recommends Clinician Use of Social Media

AAFP Recommends Clinician Use of Social Media

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has provided guidelines for physicians wishing to become more active via social media.

New Electronic Health Record Regulations Issued

New Electronic Health Record Regulations Issued

The new EHR regulations modify Stage 2 of meaningful use program and finalize requirements for Stage 3.

Yoga Intervention Can Improve Sleep Quality for Staff Nurses

Yoga Intervention Can Improve Sleep Quality for Staff Nurses

Better sleep quality and lower work stress has been observed for nurses in a yoga group versus non-yoga group.

Medical Schools Teaching About Costs of Care

Medical Schools Teaching About Costs of Care

Importance of understanding costs due to Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the prevalence of high-deductible plans has been incorporated into curricula.

Nurses' duty to reduce risks and ensure workplace safety

Nurses' duty to reduce risks and ensure workplace safety

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Compliance with safety protocols can minimize risks from occupational exposure to antineoplastic drugs. Are you doing all you can do?

Increasing number of clinicians report dissatisfaction with EHR systems

Increasing number of clinicians report dissatisfaction with EHR systems

Compared with survey five years earlier, fewer physicians report being satisfied or very satisfied with the use of their electronic health record (EHR) system.

Review examines strategies for hospital room surface cleanliness

Review examines strategies for hospital room surface cleanliness

Few previous studies have compared the effectiveness of disinfecting methods and monitoring strategies in health settings.

Varied factors impact nurse compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction

Varied factors impact nurse compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction

Significant differences exist based on sex, age, education level, unit, acuity, and nursing management changes, research indicates.

Art program boosts medical students' visual observation skills

Art program boosts medical students' visual observation skills

An art-based learning approach can help students become better at observation and appreciate the importance of communication.

Male nurses still earn more than female nurses in the United States

Male nurses still earn more than female nurses in the United States

Female RNs are "shortchanged: more than 5,000 a year when compared to their male counterparts, researchers say.

Intervention improves hand hygiene practice for nurses

Intervention improves hand hygiene practice for nurses

A multifaceted intervention was seen to increase hand hygiene compliance among emergency nurses and technicians, according to a study.

AAMC reports shows gender-specific variation in medical specialties

AAMC reports shows gender-specific variation in medical specialties

About 85 percent of ob-gyn residents are female, whereas more males are found in surgery, emergency medicine, and anesthesiology.

HHS aims to restore joy of medicine

HHS aims to restore joy of medicine

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is listening to physicians and addressing concerns including EHR usability, meaningful use, and other challenges.

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