January 2013 Vol. 8 No. 1

‘Post-hospital syndrome’ in NEJM

“Post-Hospital Syndrome — An Acquired, Transient Condition of Generalized Risk,” in The New England Journal of Medicine, presents “post-hospital syndrome” as a construct related to readmission. The author…

Ensuring quality and saving time

The National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators&#174 tracks the care nurses provide, helping to improve nursing practice, patient outcomes, and the work environment.

FDA approves drug to treat multi-drug resistant TB

On Dec. 31, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sirturo (bedaquiline) as part of combination therapy to treat adults with multi-drug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis (TB)…

Health, safety, & wellness

To meet your New Year’s resolutions, take the SMART approach—Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timebound.

Helping patients survive sepsis

In its early stages, sepsis can be difficult to detect. Learn about the sometimes-subtle signs and symptoms.

How to achieve success in quality improvement

To achieve sustained improvement in patient outcomes, create a work environment that promotes a commitment to excellence and examine NDNQI data on your organization’s current performance level.

Issues up close

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Nursing quality: Strength in numbers

"In God we trust. All others must bring data." The National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators® (NDNQI®) collects data that can improve the quality of care.

Study: Disinfecting caps reduce CLABSI rates

Using a disinfection cap (with isopropyl alcohol) on central line catheters significantly reduced central-line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates, according to a study in the American Journal of…

The healing didn’t stop during Sandy

As Superstorm Sandy ravaged much of New York City, nurses went above and beyond the call of duty. Many jeopardized their own welfare to provide patient care.

The healthy nurse

Only you can write your personal well-being prescription to feel good and maintain balance.

Too young to be a nurse leader?

Marla Johnson began her career on an oncology unit after graduating from a BSN program 4 years ago. She achieved certification and regularly takes charge on the night…

Uncover your inner nurse athlete

If you’re sacrificing your own health to care for others, you might be in for burnout, illness, or a disabling injury. The author describes seven steps you can…

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