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5-Minute Summary: How to Write a Nurse Incident Report

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By: Nichole L. Cosgrove, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
November 11, 2018
November 11, 2018

Do you struggle with incident reports? This five-minute refresher explains when you need to write one and outlines the kind of information you should include. Read More

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By: Nichole L. Cosgrove, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

We found five real-life medication error case studies that involved nurses. We’ve highlighted the specific medication error in each case study, how it happened, and what you should take away from these stories to avoid making similar mistakes. Read More

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By: Michael Walton

A Guide to Healthcare Risk Management Planning

By: Carole Jakucs, BSN, RN, PHN

This risk management overview includes healthcare risk statistics, goals of risk management plans, and outlines how to start a risk management plan. Read More

By: Carole Jakucs, BSN, RN, PHN

Risk Management in Healthcare: The Top 10 Risks in Your Hospital

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By: Michael Walton
July 7, 2018
July 7, 2018

Discover the risks that might be lurking in your hospital and what you can do to help keep them from cropping up. Read More

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By: Michael Walton

Safety in Nursing: 7 Ways Nurses Can Improve Patient Safety

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By: Lauren Katulka
July 7, 2018
July 7, 2018

Here are some tips for how you can become a safer and better-prepared nurse. Read More

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By: Lauren Katulka

Nurse Burnout Statistics—and How to Avoid Becoming One

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By: Lauren Katulka
July 7, 2018
July 7, 2018

Here are the latest statistics on nurse burnout rates and causes, as well as some strategies that could help you avoid burning out yourself. Read More

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By: Lauren Katulka

Hand Sanitizer vs. Washing Your Hands: Which Is Better?

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By: Kristy Snyder
July 7, 2018
July 7, 2018

When do you use hand sanitizer? When do you wash your hands? We went straight to the source and asked the experts at the CDC what they recommend. Here's what they had to say. Read More

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By: Kristy Snyder

5-Minute Summary: The ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses

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By: Lauren Katulka
July 7, 2018
July 7, 2018

Need a refresher on the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses? Look no further. We've summarized the 9 provisions and shared a list of the best resources where you can learn more. Read More

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By: Lauren Katulka

According to the World Health Organization, this is the proper handwashing technique that everyone—including nurses—should be using. Read More

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By: Kristy Snyder

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