Nursing News

The Changing Landscape for Nurses
Nurses face a changing landscape, as health systems implement the triple aim of improved quality at less cost with a better patient experience.

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Open Visitation: New ICU Visiting Hours Policy Puts Patients First
The patient-centered, open visitation policy implemented at the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, puts families first, said Lorie Mitchell, RN, MSN, nurse manager at the hospital’s 24-bed Shock/Trauma ICU. The policy is designed to provide unlimited visitor access while maintaining good patient-centered care, she explained. “As a result, patient and family satisfaction has improved, family involvement has grown, and nursing support of policy implementation has increased.”

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Progress Made on IOM’s Future of Nursing Report Recommendations
The nursing profession has made significant progress in implementing recommendations from the 2010 Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health but more work is needed, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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Five Key Takeaways from the AMN 2015 RN Survey

As health care delivery evolves, nurses remain on the front lines, ready for new opportunities--yet frustrations remain, according to AMN Healthcare’s 2015 Survey of Registered Nurses: Viewpoints on Retirement, Education and Emerging Roles.

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Five Top Innovations in Nursing Education
When it comes to innovation in nursing education, the time is now… and tomorrow.

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Trends in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Nursing Care
With nearly 5.5 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and another 473,000 diagnosed this year, nurses in most settings will care for patients with this disease at some point. Let’s look at some of the trends in dementia care.

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