hospital safety

Environment, health, and safety

Nurses today are indeed challenged to do no harm to the sick as well as the healthy—just in the course of daily life and work.

Guns and nurses

The ambush shootings in downtown Dallas last July, which killed five police officers and wounded seven other people, cast a spotlight on gun violence yet again. This and other…

Issues up close – Fighting the invisible

MRSA, Clostridium difficile, and newly emerging “superbugs” are penetrating deeper into both healthcare and community settings. We need to use critical-thinking skills and rigorous infection control practices to…

On unsafe ground

A call for real change and policies to prevent violence against nurses By Susan Trossman, RN Healthcare facilities are a microcosm of society, where like the general population,…

Risk-adjusted mortality rates: Why you should care about them

Have you ever heard of risk-adjusted mortality? Maybe you’re thinking, “No! It sounds like something only a healthcare administrator or researcher would be interested in.” Actually, every healthcare professional should know—and be concerned—about…

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