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Nurse Bullying: What It Is & How To Stop It

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By: Robyn Correll, MPH
March 8, 2019
March 8, 2019

Statistics show that more than one in six new nurses leave their first jobs within a year. But it’s not just the pressure coming from doctors or patients that can lead nurses to leave the profession. Nurse-to-nurse bullying can push people out, too. Read More

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By: Robyn Correll, MPH

Managing nursing staff in today’s market is a constant balancing act between resources and needs. It can be a frustrating task, but a solid staffing plan or matrix can make it just a bit easier. Read More

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By: Sarah Stasik

5-Minute Summary: How to Write a Nurse Incident Report

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By: Nichole L. Cosgrove, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
November 30, 2018
November 30, 2018

Do you struggle with incident reports? This five-minute refresher explains when you need to write one and outlines the kind of information you should include. Read More

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By: Nichole L. Cosgrove, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

We found five real-life medication error case studies that involved nurses. We’ve highlighted the specific medication error in each case study, how it happened, and what you should take away from these stories to avoid making similar mistakes. Read More

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By: Michael Walton

A Guide to Healthcare Risk Management Planning

By: Carole Jakucs, BSN, RN, PHN

In this guide, we'll cover all the basics of healthcare risk management: what it entails, how to create a plan, and the step-by-step process for handling an incident. Read More

By: Carole Jakucs, BSN, RN, PHN

Discover the risks to your patients' safety that might be lurking in your hospital and what you can do to help keep them from cropping up. Read More

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By: Michael Walton

7 Ways Nurses Can Improve Patient Safety

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By: Lauren Katulka
July 11, 2018
July 11, 2018

As a nurse or APN, your primary responsibility is to ensure your patients' safety. But what exactly does that mean? We'll explain what patient safety entails and give you some tips for things you can do to improve patient safety in your workplace. Read More

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By: Lauren Katulka

Nurse Burnout Statistics — and How to Avoid Becoming One

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By: Lauren Katulka
July 11, 2018
July 11, 2018

Here are the latest statistics on nurse burnout rates and causes, as well as some strategies that could help you avoid burning out yourself. Read More

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By: Lauren Katulka

Hand Sanitizer vs. Washing Your Hands: Which Is Better?

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By: Kristy Snyder
July 6, 2018
July 6, 2018

You know that you should wash your hands, and you know that you should use hand sanitizer, but do you know when to do one over the other? We went straight to the source and asked the experts at the CDC what they recommend. Here's what they had to say. Read More

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By: Kristy Snyder

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