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2008 Healthcare Workforce in the News

  • Breaking It Down: What is the Real Cost of a Travel Nurse?

    November 5, 2008 - There are a lot of myths circulating about the cost of travel nurses. Between workplace gossip, blogs and misinformed Web sites, it’s hard to tell what is real and what is an exaggeration.  I’ve personally seen articles that state that travel nurses make $75 per hour and that they get fanta...

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  • Transitioning from Staff Nurse to Nurse Manager

    September 1, 2008 - Rome wasn't built in a day; neither can a truly effective nurse manager by made in a day. Yet professional training for management-bound RNs is seldom comprised of more than a few disjointed days and/or weeklong development seminars. Such training is valuable but, by itself, inadequate. A systems-or...

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  • Managing Patient Identification: The Right Patient, Every Time

    August 6, 2008 - In any unit, one of the most important safety checks is making sure the right patient receives the right treatment. The Joint Commission knows the importance of identifying each patient before tests are run, medications administered or procedures performed. Last week, The Joint Commission released ...

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  • Managing Customer Service: An Outpatient Approach

    July 23, 2008 - Next to preserving positive patient outcomes and maintaining standards of care, customer service may be the highest priority for an ambulatory surgery environment.

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  • Team-style Nursing: The Strengths and the Challenges

    June 18, 2008 - Nursing has changed dramatically over the last 30 years. Nurses who have lived through these changes can testify to one fact: change is the only variable that has been constant. Technology has grown within surgical circles at a much higher rate than that of some other nursing specialties. All areas ...

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