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Image: The wrong mix of nurses and nursing assistants can prove detrimental (Photo courtesy of Deposit Photos).

Nursing Assistants Replacing Nurses Results in Heightened Risk

Substituting professionally qualified nurses with lower skilled nursing assistants is linked to a heightened risk of patient death and other indicators of poor quality care, claims a new study. More...
01 Dec 2016
Image: A new study indicates hospital malnutrition results from the same issues worldwide (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Risk Factors for Hospital Malnutrition Alike Worldwide

A new study reveals a set of factors associated with full meal intake that is applicable to patients hospitalized in any region of the world. More...
17 Nov 2016

Pathogen Transmission Rife in Hospital Settings

Hospital rooms, not just the patients in them, can spread germs through contact with health care personnel, according to a new study. More...
11 Nov 2016
Image: New research shows cardiothoracic surgeons are very satisfied in their profession (Photo courtesy of PMG).

Cardiothoracic Surgeons Embrace Profession

Despite the intense demands associated with a career in cardiothoracic surgery, surgeons report a very high level of job satisfaction, according to a new survey. More...
06 Oct 2016

Communication App Helps Patients Voice Their Needs

An innovative tablet-based application offers intubated and ventilated intensive care unit (ICU) patients a way to converse with their medical staff. More...
19 Sep 2016
Image: Nurses implementing ED protocols can speed up patient care (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Nurse-Initiated Protocol Improves Timeliness of ED Care

A new study demonstrates how carefully written nurse-initiated protocols can dramatically reduce time spent in the emergency department (ED) for certain targeted patients. More...
08 Sep 2016
Image: An ICU phyisican exibiting BOS (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Burnout Common Among Intensive Care Staff

A new report reveals that almost half of intensive care unit (ICU) physicians, and up to a third of nurses, report symptoms of severe burnout syndrome (BOS) associated with their work. More...
27 Jul 2016


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