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August 2021

First assistants bring expertise and efficiency to the OR table--Part 2

First assistants (FAs) can play an important role in achieving optimal outcomes and higher surgical case volumes. Part 1 of this two-part series discussed types, education, and certification of FAs (OR Manager, May 2021, pp 1, 15-18). Part 2 answers questions related to risk management and oversight, and discusses possible…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
May 19, 2021
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Study supports value of nurses with specialty certifications

Editor's Note In this study, specialty certification was associated with greater professional identity in ICU nurses and higher perceptions of knowledge of and value in evidence-based practices, whereas education level was not. Of 268 respondents from six hospitals and 12 adult ICUs in an integrated health system, 71% had a…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 9, 2020
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2020 designated Year of the Nurse

Editor's Note The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, in honor of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. WHO and its partners are leading a year-long effort to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives, highlight the challenging…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 9, 2020
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Relationship between patient falls and levels of nursing education, certification

Editor's Note Higher levels of nursing education and more certified nurses improved the number of patient falls in this study. Using data from the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators from 2010 to 2016 from medical centers in Central and Southern Illinois, researchers found that with every 1-unit increase in…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 9, 2020
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Editorial

Projections for healthcare industry trends in 2020 started to proliferate near the end of 2019 as attention turned to the new year. Reflecting on the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) landmark 1999 report, “To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System,” some healthcare leaders said the report has raised awareness…

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By: OR Manager
December 17, 2019
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New York first state to pass ‘BSN in 10’ law

Editor's Note New York is the first state to require new nurses to obtain a bachelor’s degree or higher in nursing within 10 years of initial licensure, the January 2 HealthLeaders Media reports. The legislation takes effect immediately; however, the degree requirement does not start for 30 months. The new…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 3, 2018
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Survey gives snapshot of today’s nursing workforce

Editor's Note RNs today are younger, more diverse, and more highly educated, according to the 2015 National Nursing Workforce Survey. Results show: The average age of RNs is 48.8 years, showing that the aging of the RN population is slowing and that retirements portend no impending shortage. Men made up…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 2, 2016
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Johns Hopkins transitions to all graduate school of nursing

Editor's Note After 30 years, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing baccalaureate program is ending with its July 22 graduation ceremony. Last fall, Johns Hopkins transitioned to an all-graduate school when it welcomed its first class of the Master of Science in Nursing: Entry into Nursing Practice program. The degree…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 19, 2016
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Nursing education guidelines support simulation training

Editor's Note New guidelines from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing emphasize the use of simulation in nursing training and recommend certification to demonstrate that faculty and simulation lab personnel are qualified. The guidelines cite a study demonstrating that high-quality simulation experiences could be substituted for up to…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 28, 2015
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Editorial

By 2020, 80% of RNs should have a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree, according to recommendations made by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2010. Responses to the 2013 OR Manager Annual Salary/Career Survey showed that almost half of OR directors and managers have a master’s degree and…

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By: OR Manager
February 1, 2014
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