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Category: Nursing


Bad Situations Can Lead to Good Opportunities for Nurses

In a newly released article titled, “Top 10 Concerns of Chief Nursing Officers,” a majority of CNOs who attended a recent roundtable discussion were worried about nurse retention and staffing. Because facilities have been forced to minimize staffing and put…

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BSN for Nurses – Nice or Need to Have?

A 2010 National Academy of Medicine Report, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” examined the state of the nursing workforce and the experience and degrees obtained by nurses at that time. The report made several recommendations, including that…

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News Corner: Solving the Opioid Crisis – Inside and Outside the Hospital

Recently, a report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers found that the opioid crisis cost a whopping $504 billion in 2015, and more than 33,000 Americans suffered opioid-related deaths. While many perceive the opioid crisis to stem from…

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The Future of Smart Hospitals is Now

The term “smart hospitals” is nothing new in healthcare, but new technologies are helping take this slowly building trend to a new peak. Electronic health record (EHR) adoption in the hospital is at an all-time high—with 96% of hospitals using…

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The Opioid Crisis in Hospitals – What You May Not Know

It’s no secret that the opioid crisis has taken hold across the country. We continually see news reports and stories that highlight its serious repercussions. Earlier this summer, the federal government even went so far as to declare this crisis…

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Using Analytics Tools to Control Drug Diversion: Hackensack University Medical Center

The news has been inundated with reports of the increasing prevalence of opioid use throughout the country. Dubbed the “opioid crisis,” addiction to controlled substances is no longer a rare occurrence happening behind closed doors—it affects those of all socioeconomic…

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Pulling Back the Curtain on Drug Diversion

As the opioid crisis becomes more prevalent in American society, healthcare systems are beginning to acknowledge the need for drug diversion prevention programs within their walls. With jaw dropping stories of diversion within the hospitals surfacing and reports of opioid…

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Nursing in 2017: Expanding Roles and Responsibilities

Nursing is becoming an increasingly regarded field in the healthcare system as hospitals are fast realizing the valuable roles nurses fill. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, nurses are the largest component of a hospital’s staff and…

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World Health Organization Takes on Medication Errors

Last week we celebrated Medication Safety Week, an event that was first recognized in 1999 by the Women’s Heart Foundation to bring to light the dangers of improper medication management. Over the last 18 years, we’ve seen progress made in…

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Medication Management Council’s Top 10 Compliance Best Practices for 2017

The Medication Management Council is a thought leadership initiative of Omnicell. Formed in June 2014, the Council’s mission is to identify medication management best practices and generate top 10 lists of best practices in the areas of safety, efficiency and…

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