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Collaborative Teamwork Solving Many of Health Care's Ailments
Collaborative Teamwork Solving Many of Health Care's Ailments
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

Do the nurses, physicians, technicians and therapists in your facility tend to "stick with their own kind," or have they become adept at reaching across boundaries to work together? Increasingly, health care professionals are recognizing that colleagues from other disciplines contribute to good patient care.
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Top Pediatric Hospitals Look to the Future
Top Pediatric Hospitals Look to the Future
 
By Jennifer Larson, contributor

The U.S. News & World Report's rankings of the top pediatric hospitals is always closely inspected by people interested in children's health issues. This year's list of Best Children's Hospitals included 80 different facilities that ranked in the top 50 among 10 specialties.
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Spotlight on Nursing
9 Ways to Destroy Your Team Relationships
9 Ways to Destroy Your Team Relationships
By E'Louise Ondash, RN, contributor

"No nurse works effectively in a vacuum."
"It takes a village."
"All for one, and one for all."

All of these axioms are true when it comes to nursing and teamwork.
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Have a Laugh with Our Nurses Week Contest Winners
 
By Jennifer Purdie, staff writer

NurseZone.com held a special promotion during Nurses Week (May 6-12) this year. With the theme "Humor," nurses were tasked to write about a comedic event that occurred at work. NurseZone.com staffers poured over the entries, had a few giggles and found our winners.
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Devices & Technology
Telemedicine: Virtual Patient Care and Collaboration
Telemedicine: Virtual Patient Care and Collaboration
 
By Christina Orlovsky Page, contributor

As the population ages and the need for health care increases, access to care is often a challenge, based on location, provider availability, chronic conditions and economic factors. One potential solution to a number of these challenges is the umbrella of care called telemedicine.
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Special Feature
Conference Spotlights the Importance of Nurses' Own Health
Conference Spotlights the Importance of Nurses' Own Health
 
By Jennifer Larson, contributor

Nurses are educators, care providers and advocates. They are also role models. But that's the part that can get tricky. So often, nurses have devoted so much of themselves to caring for others that addressing their own needs get pushed pretty far down on the "to do" list.
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