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March 2020
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Use of internationally educated nurses in US hospitals

Editor's Note US hospitals with more internationally trained nurses have more stable, educated, nursing workforces, and collaboration among healthcare professionals is not hindered, this study finds. Researchers analyzed 2013 survey data from the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators that included responses from 24,045 nurses (2,156 were trained outside the…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 20, 2020
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OR nurse pipeline expands through clinical immersion program

Most hospital leaders are well aware of the coming wave of nurse retirements. However, few leaders understand that this wave will likely hit the OR even earlier than other departments. According to research from NSI Nursing Solutions, surgical services nurses are on average older than other nursing professionals. Because OR…

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By: OR Manager
January 13, 2020
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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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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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Development of surgery-specific second victim peer support program

Editor's Note In this study, researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital, designed, implemented, and assessed the effect of the first surgery-specific peer support program in the US. The program uses five steps: creation of a conceptual framework choice of peer supporters training of peer supporters multifaceted identification of major adverse…

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By: Judy Mathias
December 17, 2019
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Is your staff ready to manage malignant hyperthermia?

Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a rare but life-threatening surgical complication that seems to turn the effects of general anesthesia upside down. Instead of relaxing, muscles become rigid, releasing large amounts of acid and potassium into the blood. Instead of a normal slowing of breathing, respirations quicken, and end-tidal CO2 rises.…

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By: OR Manager
December 17, 2019
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Soup to nuts recruitment: Finding and onboarding OR nurses--Part 3

Recruiting OR staff who will best meet culture and competency expectations is a three-pronged process that starts with a sound marketing strategy, progresses to the application and interview stage, and concludes with the decision to hire and onboard. Parts 1 and 2 of this three-part series covered the roles that…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
October 21, 2019
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Effects of MINDBODYSTRONG program on newly licensed RNs

Editor's Note This study found that the MINDBODYSTRONG for Healthcare Professionals program has excellent potential as an intervention for improving the mental health, healthy lifestyle beliefs and behaviors, and job satisfaction in newly licensed RNs. Of 89 new RNs (divided into two groups, intervention and control) participating in a nurse…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 16, 2019
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UC San Diego expands Center for Future of Surgery

Editor's Note The University of California San Diego School of Medicine announced October 14 that it has expanded its Center for the Future of Surgery, one of few facilities in the world that teaches surgery in high-tech simulated ORs. This fall, the 22,000 sq-ft center added a new hybrid OR…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 16, 2019
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Study: Changes in new nurses’ competencies over 1 year in a nurse residency program

Editor's Note In this study, competency ratings increased significantly from 1 to 5 months and from 5 to 11 months in a nurse residency program. Preceptors, nurse educators, and/or unit managers rated new nurse residents using The Appraisal of Nursing Practice, an observational rating based on Quality and Safety in…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 2, 2019
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