December 2011, Vol. 6 No. 12

ANA supports Tavenner to head CMS

The American Nurses Association (ANA) commends the White House for its recent decision to nominate Marilyn Tavenner, MHA, BSN, RN,…

Hospital holidays

‘Twas the month of major holidays when all through the house Lots of creatures were stirring, tapping tablets or clicking…

Improving clinician-patient communication

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently released a discussion paper that offers principles on effective communication to guide nurses, physicians,…

Iron deficiency may increase VTE risk

A study of patients with hemorrhagic telangiectasia reported in Thorax found that low serum iron was associated with increased coagulation…

Team training reduces surgical morbidity

The Veterans Health Administration Medical Team Training program, designed to improve teamwork between nurses and physicians, significantly decreased surgical morbidity…

What new nurses like

According to a Nursing Research and Practice study of 1,152 newly registered nurses, what they like best about nursing can…

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