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  THIS JUST IN November 28, 2011  

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IOM: Health IT and Patient Safety report

If implemented appropriately, health IT can help improve healthcare providers' performance, better communication between patients and providers, and enhance patient safety, which ultimately may lead to better care for Americans.


Joint Commission offers guide to improving LGBT patient healthcare quality

A new field guide from the Joint Commission urges U.S. hospitals to create a more welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment that contributes to improved healthcare quality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients and their families.


New FDA webpage promotes safe sharps disposal

A new FDA webpage provides tips for consumers to safely dispose of needles and other sharp devices that are used outside of healthcare settings.


Improving palliative care in emergency medicine

IPAL-EM offers a central portal for sharing essential expertise, evidence, and tools, as well as practical resources, to assist clinicians and administrators with the successful integration of palliative care and emergency medicine.



  FROM THE JOURNAL

Earn CE credit by reading this peer-reviewed, continuing education article from Nursing Management and taking the test.

The impact of patient literacy on healthcare practices
Mary Ann Remshardt, EdD, MSN, RN

Bonus Content
Be sure to take advantage of these bonus articles from Nursing Management. By accessing them through your eNews link, you can read the articles free of charge.

Check your ego at the door
Richard Hader, PhD, NE-BC, RN, CHE, CPHQ, FAAN

Focusing on core values, educational excellence
Kathleen Murray, MSN, RN, CNA


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