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Significant progress made since IOM future of nursing report

Editor's Note Significant progress has been made toward transforming nursing roles, responsibilities, and education to meet the nation’s healthcare needs, according to a report from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report assesses the progress made since the Institute of Medicine’s 2010 report on the future of…

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By: Judy Mathias
December 7, 2015
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Study: Lower patient satisfaction associated with nurses trained abroad

Editor's Note Employment of nurses trained abroad to substitute for nurses educated at home may negatively impact quality of care, finds this study conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia;  University of Southampton, Southampton, UK; and Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s…

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By: Judy Mathias
December 3, 2015
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ANA report highlights optimal nurse staffing

Editor's Note Appropriate nurse staffing is associated with improved quality of care and patient outcomes. This is the conclusion of a new white paper by the American Nurses Association and Washington, DC-based consulting firm Avalere, in collaboration with nurses and policy experts. The white paper is the first in a…

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By: Judy Mathias
December 1, 2015
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Conference delivers insights, innovation, and inspiration

To paraphrase the popular Alan Jackson song “Gone Country,” more than 1,400 perioperative nurse leaders from across the US and from other countries “went country” by attending the 28th annual OR Manager Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, this past October. They were drawn to both the in-depth educational opportunity and the…

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By: OR Manager
November 18, 2015
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Editorial

Earlier this year, we published two articles about the emerging perioperative surgical home (PSH) model of care, and the topic was included in a panel session on innovative programs at this year’s OR Manager Conference. The basic concept of the PSH is to provide integrated patient-centered care from the time…

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By: Elizabeth Wood
November 18, 2015
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Escape the winter and expand your knowledge at the 2016 OR Business Management Conference

Business managers make up a relatively small percentage of perioperative services staff, but they play an increasingly important role in ensuring quality of patient care. That’s probably one reason for the growing popularity of the annual OR Business Management Conference, which will be held February 21-24, 2016, in Phoenix. The…

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By: Elizabeth Wood
November 18, 2015
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Celebrate Perioperative Nurse Week: November 8 to 14

Perioperative Nurse Week 2015 is a time to celebrate the profession, honor perioperative nurses, and educate the public on the important role of the perioperative nurse in safe patient care. Thank you to all perioperative nurses for your hard work and dedication.

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By: Judy Mathias
November 6, 2015
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ANA urges all RNs to get vaccinated for the flu

Editor's Note The American Nurses Association (ANA) is urging all RNs to get the seasonal influenza (flu) vaccination and to advise their patients to get vaccinated also. Vaccination is the safest way to protect patients and the public from flu transmission while providing care, the ANA says. The ANA’s position…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 29, 2015
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Editorial

Rooms filled to capacity, an expansive exhibit hall with a complete hybrid OR, and interactive sessions led by a stellar group of speakers were hallmarks of the 2015 OR Manager Conference in Nashville. Uniformly positive comments from attendees suggest this conference was one of the biggest and best in its…

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By: Elizabeth Wood
October 28, 2015
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Magnet hospitals associated with better patient experience

Editor's Note Magnet recognition is associated with better patient care experiences, which may enhance reimbursement for hospitals, this study finds. Nurse researchers compared 212 Magnet hospitals with 212 non-Magnet hospitals. Patients in Magnet hospitals gave their hospitals higher overall ratings, were more likely to recommend their hospitals, and reported more positive…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 9, 2015
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