Nursing Headlines

  • Chicago Hospital Uses Hospitalwide Huddles to Reduce Catheter Infection Rate

    Prevention is a challenge, but it can be done. In just two years, Saint Anthony Hospital in Chicago faced down HAIs, cutting its HAI rate by 90% and saving itself $498,000.

  • The Future of Infection Prevention

    As infection prevention challenges evolve—such as emerging infectious organisms and resistance—healthcare organizations must focus on preventing hospital-acquired infections and ensuring better patient outcomes. To achieve these goals, infection prevention professionals must be involved in all decisions affecting the delivery of patient care.

  • Joint Commission Revises Suicide Prevention National Patient Safety Goal

    The Joint Commission this week announced revisions to its suicide prevention National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) to improve quality and safety of care for patients treated for behavioral health conditions and who are identified as high-risk for suicide.

  • 10 Ways to Protect Nurses From Active Shooters

    Experiencing violence shouldn't be 'part of the job.' Here's how healthcare executives can promote workplace safety.

  • Blog Post: Before the Plane Crash

    In January 2009, all eyes were focused on the Hudson River after a plane flying out of New York’s LaGuardia Airport struck a flock of geese and crash landed in the river. Thanks to fast acting by the pilots, all 155 passengers survived, with few major injuries, in the disaster dubbed “the Miracle on the Hudson.” However, trouble emerged in the aftermath when people tried to find out which hospital their loved ones had been sent to.

  • A Q & A with the First Man Elected as American Nurses Association President

    Ernest Grant hopes to be a role model for a diverse group of future nurses.