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NurseZone Newsletter - 02/22/2013


NurseZone Newsletter
February 22, 2013
NEWS
What Patients Really Want
What Patients Really Want
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

Health care is becoming more patient focused, with patients expected to assume greater responsibility for their health and to rate their satisfaction with their care. So what do patients value and how can nurses deliver on it?

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Health Care at What Cost? Hospitals Can't Always Tell Their Patients
Healthcare at What Cost? Hospitals Can't Always Tell Their Patients
By Jennifer Larson, contributor

Car shoppers can do research, visit dealerships and compare pricing offers. Yet, for more important investments, like replacing a hip, people may not think to shop around. And those that do might find a lack of transparency.

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Houston, TX Exciting Travel Nursing Opportunities - Telemetry and ICU

Great opportunity in Houston, TX. Multiple RNs needed for all shifts. ASAP start, 12 weeks, great benefits, competitive pay and free housing. This is a great assignment to get to know other travelers, or travel with a friend.

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Spotlight on Nursing
Tips to Improve Your Caregiving Skills
Tips to Improve Your Caregiving Skills By Megan M. Krischke, contributor

Amid the myriad of tasks and responsibilities of each shift, nurses need to remember that caring for patients is always at the core. And caregiving is a skill that can be continually improved.

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Passion Personified: Ora Strickland on the Nursing Profession
Passion Personified: Ora Strickland on the Nursing Profession By Megan M. Krischke, contributor

During the month that we honor the achievements of African Americans in our nation's history, we can also find a number of emerging leaders who are shaping the future of the nursing industry, including Ora Strickland, PhD, DSc (Hon.), RN, FAAN.

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Devices & Technology
The Top Technology Concerns of Hospital Executives
The Top Technology Concerns of Hospital Executives By Christina Orlovsky Page, contributor

According to a new report, health care executives are faced with technology challenges that go far beyond health IT implementation and usage into cost, operations and overall quality of care.

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Complimentary Continuing Education Course from RN.com
Prevention of Sharps Injuries in Surgical Settings
This one (1) contact hour nursing continuing education program reviews risk factors, reduction strategies, initiatives and responsibility to create a culture of safety in surgical settings. This course is available at no charge through an unrestricted educational grant from Cardinal Health until February 28, 2013. Sign up today!
Special Feature
New Study Looks at Regional Projections in the Nursing Workforce
New Study Looks at Regional Projections in the Nursing Workforce By Jennifer Larson, contributor

If you knew how many nurses might be vying for jobs in each state over the next few years, would it change where you planned to get your nursing degree or put down roots? Would it affect how health care employers went about their recruiting? Perhaps it should.

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Recent Blog Posts: Ask the Travel Nurse Expert
Making a Decision About Travel Nursing
Making a Decision About Travel Nursing By Aaron Moore, MSN, RN, columnist

Q:  I really want to try travel nursing, but I can't get up the nerve to go. Any advice?

A: There are so many reasons why you should try travel nursing. I know it can be tough to venture out on your own for the first time, but here are some tips to help you make the decision.

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