NurseZone Newsletter - 11/18/2011
November 18, 2011 
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Trends in Diabetes Care and Prevention 
Trends in Diabetes Care and Prevention
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

While a cure for diabetes remains out of site, nurses, scientists and others are making progress with prevention education and management options.

Gauging the Job Market for New Nurses 
You're Hired: Gauging the Job Market for New Nurses 
By Jennifer Larson, contributor

New nurses, take note: there are jobs out there for you. In fact, there are quite a few vacancies, just waiting for well-qualified nurses to fill them. A new AACN report looks at where the jobs are and how you can improve your chances of getting hired.


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 Spotlight on Nursing
Caregivers Partnering with Patients in Chronic Disease Management
By Megan M. Krischke, contributor

Nearly half of all adults in the United States suffer from a chronic disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which they describe as "among the most prevalent, costly, and preventable of all health problems." Several initiatives, however, are making a difference.

Devices & Technology
Public Health's Take on Technology 
Public Health's Take on Technology 
By Christina Orlovsky Page, contributor

While much of the focus on health care information technology (HIT) is in hospitals and health systems, the public health arena is also impacted by innovations that help improve care. From electronic medical records (EMRs) and telehealth to mobile technologies and interoperable data systems, HIT plays an important role in public health care in communities across the country.

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Best Places to Work in Healthcare
Best Places to Work in Healthcare
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

What makes one workplace better than another, or builds the type of organizational culture that keeps staff happy year after year? Even in these changing economic times, there are many things that hospitals and health care organizations are doing to pay attention to their employees' needs, keep them engaged and improve their own recruitment and retention efforts.

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