Staff development resources:
guidelines and standards:
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Joint Commission,
Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation,
FDA Patient Safety News, Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Patient Safety,
Institute for Safe
Medication Practices, Joint Commission
International Center for Patient Safety, National Patient Safety
(Patient Safety Network)
Food and Drug Administration
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Fomites and disease transmission
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ACR appropriateness criteria for acute
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Peramivir IV update from the FDA
The FDA has issued an emergency
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update from the FDA
Information to date suggests
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is offering a Nursing Professional Development
Certification Preparation Course on
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Don't miss these articles from other
ABCs of EHRs
Gray, RN-BC, BSN; Sharon Bee, RN-BC,
BSN; and Kenneth Bertka, MD
The future of healthcare data management
and evidence-based care lies within
the informatics arena, and nursing is
an integral partner in this process.
According to the American Nurses Association,
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Management, September 2009, Vol.
40, No. 9 Supplement
ways to zero defects
Hader, RN, CHE, CPHQ, NE-BC, PhD, FAAN
delivery that’s safe, effective, patient-centered,
timely, efficient, and equitable is
the challenge set forth by the Institute
of Medicine (IOM) in an effort to reduce
medical-related errors, which result
in an estimated 100,000 deaths and 5,000,000
injuries to patients each year. Patients
seek healthcare with an expectation
that their health status will improve
following medical and nursing interventions.
Far too often, however, the systemic
processes that are employed in healthcare
organizations fail, resulting in unintended
and serious consequences.
Management, September 2009, Vol.
40, No. 9
a successful transcultural on-boarding
Nease, MSN, RN, BC
diverse workforce enables an organization
to reflect and respond to community
diversity. With an increase in the number
of nurses educated outside of the United
States seeking licensure and employment
within U.S. hospitals, the development
of an approach to assimilate these international
nurses is essential. A thorough and
holistic approach will ensure an ethical
and safe introduction into the U.S.
nursing workforce. This article describes
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professional practice model that was
developed to address the challenges
of skill transfer, role definition,
for Nurses in Staff Development,
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