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Reducing Social Isolation in the Elderly

A substantial variety of literature and pieces have recognized the associated link concerning social isolation along with a person’s overall health. Social isolation has a profound negative effect on the life expectancy of an individual. 311 more words

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Nursing Sensitive Indicators - In Practice

Nursing Sensitive Indicators is a fancy industry term that refers to the metrics and rates often used to monitor factors that are directly affected by nursing care. 378 more words

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Nursing and Entrepreneurship - What Our Systems Need

Throughout the country, nurses are beginning to understand that they do not have to work for someone else, they have chosen too. RN’s are discovering novel approaches to implement new innovations, employee themselves, and launch businesses. 686 more words

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A Quick Look at CAUTI

Urinary Tract Infections are the most common HAIs (Healthcare Associated Infections) in the nation. Each year there are over 560,000 recorded UTIs. Interestingly, over 70% of the UTIs are directly associated with a urinary catheter. 543 more words

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Cancer Treatment and Extravasation: A Dangerous Duo

Extravasation is a painful and serious complication that can arise during routine IV Therapy. The severity of extravasation can range from a mild irritation to a potentially life or limb threatening situation. 427 more words

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Quality Indicators for Blood Transfusions

Blood transfusions are usually highly complex internal processes that involve multiple points and stakeholders. With so many diverse parties involved, the possibility for errors exists. In an effort to reduce the potential for errors the Joint Commission, along with several international organizations, recommend that health care providers measure the success (performance) of each step in the chain. 304 more words

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CLABSI - Notes on Preventing Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections

Did you know that central line associated blood stream infections are one of the major hospital acquired infections in the United States? Over 200,000 CLABSI are reported each year, with the majority of them being preventable. 220 more words

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