What's the future of nursing?
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||October 2010 |
With more than 3 million members, the nursing profession is the largest segment of the nation’s healthcare workforce, but a number of barriers prevent nurses from being able to respond effectively to rapidly changing healthcare settings and an evolving healthcare system. According to a new Institute of Medicine report—The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health—these barriers need to be overcome to ensure that nurses are well-positioned to lead change and advance health.
The Joint Commission releases annual quality and safety report
Accredited hospitals in the United States are providing higher-quality, evidence-based care for heart attack, pneumonia, surgical care, and children’s asthma care, according to The Joint Commission’s annual report Improving America’s Hospitals: The Joint Commission’s Report on Quality and Safety 2010.
CDC: Hispanics have longer life expectancy
The U.S. Hispanic population has a life expectancy advantage at birth of 2.5 years over the White population and 7.7 years over the African American population, according to the first report on Hispanic life expectancy by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A framework for eliminating healthcare-associated infections
Public health and infectious disease groups have issued a white paper providing a framework to eliminate healthcare-associated infections through evidence-based practices, alignment of financial incentives, research, and data collection.
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