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  THIS JUST IN May 26, 2010  
Could working overtime increase your risk of heart disease?

Working overtime may be bad for heart health—it’s associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease, according to research published online in the European Heart Journal.

National recommendations to combat childhood obesity

The White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity has released its action plan for combating the condition, with a focus on empowering parents and caregivers; providing healthy food in schools; improving access to healthy, affordable foods; and increasing physical activity.

ISMP to resurvey medication safety practices

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices will administer the 2010 self-assessment survey this fall to document the progress of medication safety practices at hospitals over the past 5 years.

Published ICU infection rates may be misleading

Publicly reported ICU-acquired infection rates may be misleading because there appears to be no link between self-reported incidence of infections and risk-adjusted mortality for high-risk patients, according to research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Hybrid OR: Is it in your future?
Janet A. Urbanowicz PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ, and Gail Taylor AAS, CCM

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Are you prepared for data-driven decision making?
Dennis Sherrod, EdD, RN; Tori McKesson, BSN, RN; and Mechelle Mumford, BSN, RN, CMSRN

Tackling time management
Rosanne Raso, MS, RN, NEA-BC


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