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Nursing errors and the unmonitored use of patient-controlled analgesia led to the unexpected death of a mother's only child. It could have been prevented.
Because nurse practitioners (NPs) are growing in importance as providers of primary care, The Doctors Company analyzed malpractice claims against NPs and compared them with primary care physicians to see if there were any differences in malpractice liability patterns. The study has important implications for primary care practices utilizing NPs.
Nurses are at risk of catching cold and flu bugs because of their close proximity to sick patients. Here are some tips for nurses to help reduce that risk.
A recent report called nursing one of the most dangerous jobs in America. Here are some of the reasons why and tips on what you can do to make their lives better.
If communication fosters a strong relationship and yields results that satisfy patients, it shouldn't matter if the provider is male, female, doctor or nurse.
Social media abuses in nursing homes have escalated to the point that the federal government has announced a crackdown.
A culture of vigilance when it comes to protecting patient privacy can HIPAA violations related to social media.
This is the concluding article in my series on respiratory dysfunction in post-surgical patients.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center demonstrates that continually monitoring low-acuity patients, like we do with ICU patients, can improve patient safety.
California could save at least $1.8 billion over ten years if full practice authority NPs were allowed. Outmoded scope of practice laws need to be reformed.
An employee of the hospital reported that the staff took photos of a fatally injured man and posted them on Facebook instead of focusing on treating him. What on earth were they thinking?