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10 Things Nurses Would Like to Tell Hospital Visitors
May 4, 2015 - “Mannerly visitors are respectful of others when interacting with patients, other visitors and staff members they may meet at a hospital,” said Diane Bartos, MS, RN, NEA-BC, director of intensive care services at the 207-bed Saratoga Hospital and Nursing Home located in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., a Magnet hospital¹ since 2004.

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Going Above and Beyond: Seven Exemplary Nurses Who Are Making a Difference
May 3, 2015 - Nurses are a talented and dedicated group, often going above and beyond the call of duty to care for their patients and meet the needs of those around them. In fact, you don’t have to look very far to find great nurses who make a habit of getting involved and giving more of themselves than they are asked.

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Everyday Ethics for Nurses: Addressing Ethical Challenges
May 3, 2015 - Call bells, procedures, treatments, med passes, IV adjustments--such tasks fill nurses days, but quality care and satisfying practice involve more than the safe completion of a to-do list. The American Nurses Association (ANA) selected “Ethical Practice, Quality Care” as this year’s Nurses Week theme. But just how does that play out in daily practice?

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10 Ways to Keep Your Nursing Job from Ruining Your Health

April 14, 2015 - Nursing is not a profession for the faint of heart--or body. Yet many nurses neglect self-care in their quest to help others.

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How Nurses Can Improve Public Health Outcomes
April 13, 2015 - During the past century, the United States has made tremendous strides in public health, but the country still lags far behind other industrial nations when it comes to health outcomes. The opportunities to improve are enormous, and nurses have a role to play--including health promotion and participating in interventions to improve population health.

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Volunteer Nurses Join Continuing Promise Mission to Serve
April 13, 2015 - It was after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti that Tim Launius, RN, signed on with Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) as a volunteer nurse to be called in times of disaster.

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