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Ready, willing, and disabled

What’s life like for a nurse with a physical disability? Most studies on this topic have focused on nursing students with disabilities. We know...
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Take Note – July 2007

On-line video-based course on emergency preparedness   The need for better coordination between governmental agencies and hospitals became apparent after 9/11 and again after Hurricane Katrina....

Healing our hazardous environment

Environmental pollution threatens our homes, workplaces, and communities. So what can you do? This article will tell you.

Safe lifting: The assessment imperative

If you lift or transfer patients, make "Assess first, lift later" your motto. Find out which critical patient and ergonomic factors you must evaluate before starting any patient-handling task.

Take Note – June 2007

A monthly round up of clinical, practice, and career news, updates, and alerts.

Understanding the new standards for patient restraint and seclusion

The federal government recently made important changes to the rules and regulations on patient restraint and seclusion. Here's what you need to know.

Blood transfusions: How technology can improve patient safety

Testing a prototype identification system leads to 100% acuracy.
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What you must know about minors and informed consent

Our expert, Mable H. Smith, PhD, JD, RN explains the subtleties of informed consent when your patient is a minor.

Take Note – April 2007

A monthly round-up of clinical, practice, and career news, updates, and alerts.

Staffing though Web-based open-shift bidding

If you're a nurse-manager who continually struggles to fill open shifts, find out how online shift-bidding technology can boost staffing efficiency, decrease costs, and enhance nurses' satisfaction and retention.
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Take Note – March 2007

Previous hospital-room occupants may spread MRSA and VRE The risk of acquiring methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) infections increases if the prior...

Before blowing the whistle, learn to protect yourself

Don't let fear of reprisal stop you from reporting serious misconduct.
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Take Note – February 2007

Low-carb diets don’t affect cardiac risk Although diets low in carbohydrates and high in fats and proteins have been popular for the last few years,...