NurseZone Newsletter - 05/10/2013

May 10, 2013

Happy Nurses Week!
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Celebrating Nurse Innovators in Patient Care
Celebrating Nurse Innovators in Patient Care
Always seeking solutions to problems and ways to improve care, nurses draw on their knowledge and experience to enhance patient outcomes.

Here, NurseZone highlights just a few of the things today's innovative nurses have been able to accomplish.

Lower Nurse Turnover Linked to Higher Quality Care in Rural Hospitals
Lower Nurse Turnover Linked to Higher Quality Care in Rural Hospitals
Rural hospitals that have lower nursing turnover and better practice environments may fare better when it comes to ensuring that heart failure patients receive optimal care, a new RWJF study suggests. "What nurses do makes a difference," noted the lead researcher.

Nurses Week Savings on Nursing Degrees Online
The College Network has helped over 150,000 nurses like you advance their education and to show our appreciation we are offering up to $1,500 in savings in May. Let us help you earn your LPN to RN/BSN, RN to BSN or MSN degree in ½ the time and cost from NLNAC/CCNE accredited universities. Locally Precepted Clinicals with no Waiting List offered with guaranteed financing. Find out how to Save up to $1500 on your Degree all Month Long!
Spotlight on Nursing
From the Heart of a Nurse: A Tale of Caring, Burnout and the Path to Self-care
Chris Griffin I am a clinical coordinator at Children's Hospital Colorado. I work on the Pulmonary Unit with the patients who have difficulty breathing on their own. As a new graduate nurse, I connected to my very first primary patient in a meaningful way. I took care of her for over two years, until the day that she died in my arms in our PICU.

The Best Ways to Thank and Honor Nurses
The Best Ways to Thank and Honor Nurses Thank you. Gracias. Mahalo. Merci. However you say it, there are countless ways to show appreciation for nurses during National Nurses Week and beyond. ANA President Karen Daley, PhD, RN, FAAN, talks to NurseZone about meaningful gestures and actions that can honor nurses throughout the year.

Devices & Technology
IVs, Crash Carts & More: A Salute to Nurse Inventors and Innovators
IVs, Crash Carts & More: A Salute to Nurse Inventors and Innovators If necessity is the mother of invention and Florence Nightingale is the mother of modern nursing, it's only fitting that during Nurses Week--culminating in Nightingale's birthday, May 12--we take the time to recognize nurses' inventions and some talented professionals who have improved patient care. Ever hear of the crash cart? It's one of many nurse innovations.

Complimentary Continuing Education Course from
Hourly Rounding & Fall Prevention: A Winning Strategy
This one contact hour CE course offers RNs and nurse managers an overview of hourly rounding as a fall prevention strategy, including tools to develop and implement hourly rounding protocols and budgetary considerations. This course is available for FREE until June 30, 2013. Sign up today!
National Nurses Week 2013 Contest
Nominate a Nurse Today!
Nominate a nurse today! In recognition of National Nurses Week and the contributions you and your colleagues make every day, is accepting nominations of a nurse in your life you feel regularly goes above and beyond for their patients! Win one of more than 100 prizes!

Recent Blog Posts - RN Talk
Technology Is Wonderful, But Observant Nurses Are Better
Technology Is Wonderful, But Observant Nurses Are Better By E'Louise Ondash, RN, contributor

I love technology. There are times when I can't imagine how we ever lived without computers, cell phones, tablets and all the gadgets and capabilities that come with them. But I cringed the other day when I heard a comment by a physician regarding some new devices that enable hospital staff to remotely monitor a patient at all times.

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