• Well-staffed and empowered nurses save more lives on med-surg floors2

    New Penn study shows dramatically higher CPR survival rates December 2015 — The Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (University of Pennsylvania) released a study this month finding that for each extra patient assigned to a nurse, the survival rates of patients on medical-surgical (med-surg) floors who needed cardiopulmonary rescusciation (CPR) decreased by 5%.

  • The golden ratios0

    Reports show understaffing remains a global threat May 28, 2015 – Media items from around the world in the last six months show that nursing continues to suffer from underfunding, with poor staffing a particular problem. On November 12, 2014, Daily News Egypt ran Menan Khater’s “Alexandria nurses threaten further strikes,” which reported that night-shift

  • Pretty vacant0

    Hedley:  “Crazy for You” (2014) (music video) From the album Wild Life (2013) Video directed by Timur Musabay and J. Lee Williams Universal Music Canada   Hedley is crazy for a naughty nurse The video for the Canadian pop band Hedley’s new song “Crazy for You” features an oddly restrained naughty nurse character. “Crazy for You” is on

  • A girl in trouble is a temporary thing0

    Call the Midwife returns to PBS tonight March 29, 2015 — Tonight the BBC drama Call the Midwife begins airing its fourth season on PBS, as the show enters the 1960s. Last year’s third season featured more great scenes of nursing autonomy and skill, and it’s worth reviewing those. The show’s nurse characters continued to deliver babies and

  • Working life0

    Reports highlight the dangers of nurse fatigue and burnout February 1, 2015 – In recent months several health news outlets have run helpful pieces about dangerously high levels of fatigue and burnout among today’s hospital nurses. On September 19, 2014, an article on the Everyday Health website, credited to physician and CNN correspondent Sanjay Gupta,

  • Haters gonna hate0

    Op-eds on NPs reflect the physician gaze January 6, 2015 – Over the last year, several op-eds have conveyed critical views of advanced practice nurses (APRNs) and how they fit into U.S. health reform efforts. On December 4, 2013, the New York Times ran an op-ed by physicians Scott Gottlieb and Ezekiel J. Emanuel arguing that


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