Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Nursing in the News

Check out some terrific articles that profile what nurses are doing to reduce costs and improve patient safety:

Health Care Costs Dive With Telephone Follow-up
This piece details a new study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine which found that telephone outreach completed by trained nurses could help high risk patients select treatment that was less costly and less risky than other therapeutic options.
Merrill Goozner, The Fiscal Times
September 22, 2010

Exercise Brings Fun to Safety
Learn how Oklahoma State University Medical Center encouraged nurses and other hospital staff to focus on patient safety risks in their "Wrong Room" training exercise, which featured a patient room with 40 things wrong with it (i.e. sharps in the bed, coffee spilled, etc.).
Kim Archer, Tulsa World
September 21, 2010

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