January 2014 Vol. 9 No. 1

Confronting conflict with higher-ups

Conflict in the workplace is a fact of life, and dealing with it is never easy. Sometimes it seems easier to ignore it and hope it will take…

Déjà vu all over again

Some people simply can’t learn from the past—even the fairly recent and painful past.

Fever-reducing drugs may help spread flu

According to a study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the widespread use of fever reducing medications may lead to more cases of, and deaths from, influenza.…

Health, safety, & wellness

A sneak peek at the new Implementation Guide to the Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Interprofessional National Standards

Issues up close

Hand-off communication: Assuring the transfer of accurate patient information

New guidelines on healthcare personnel attire

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America has issued guidance for “Healthcare Personnel Attire in Non-Operating-Room Settings,” published in the Journal of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. The…

OSHA launches new safety website

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has launched its Worker Safety in Hospitals website, which include many resources to help hospitals to prevent worker injuries. Access the…

The disappearing inpatient

As hospital admissions shrink, nursing jobs are shiftingto other areas, such as outpatient offices, clinics, postacute facilities, and home care.

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