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8 things to know about nurse bullying

Written by Alyssa Rege | April 18, 2017  The nursing profession has consistently ranked No. 1 in Gallup’s annual poll of Honesty and Ethical Standards in Professions for the past 15 years — which makes the rampant bullying and hazing that persists among nurses that much more surprising. Judith Meissner, RN, MSN coined the phrase “nurses eat… Continue reading 8 things to know about nurse bullying

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30 latest hospital, health system executive moves

Written by Anuja Vaidya (Twitter | Google+)  | April 21, 2017  Becker’s Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent. 1. Thomas Tulisiak, MD, president of Cleveland Clinic Medina (Ohio) Hospital, will leave his post to return to practicing… Continue reading 30 latest hospital, health system executive moves

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Survey finds many Americans afraid to perform CPR

 Apr 05, 2017 | Katherine Davis  A new survey organized by the American Heart Association (AHA) found that only half of Americans would be willing to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in an emergency because of fears that they wouldn’t do it correctly. Of the 1,200 survey respondents, 61 percent of them worry that they would… Continue reading Survey finds many Americans afraid to perform CPR

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Top 10 patient safety concerns released by ECRI Institute

Mar 14, 2017 | Cara Livernois  ECRI Institute has released its annual top patient safety concerns for 2017, which aims to identify potential threats to patient safety while addressing challenges and offering suggestions and resources to address them. ECRI complied the list as a checklist for healthcare organizations in the improvement to patient information security.… Continue reading Top 10 patient safety concerns released by ECRI Institute

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Trumpcare – The Cities Most and Least Affected

With the average health-insurance premium estimated to rise 15 to 20 percent in the next two years and federal tax credits expected to decrease under the recently proposed American Health Care Act, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Cities Most Affected by Trumpcare. To gauge the impact of the Republican-proposed health… Continue reading Trumpcare – The Cities Most and Least Affected

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Toshiba Offers Customized Preventative Maintenance Service

24x7mag.com/2017/03/toshiba-offers-customized-preventative-maintenance-service/ Maintenance & Repair Published on March 7, 2017 To ensure imaging systems are operating safely and at optimum performance with appropriate and preventative maintenance, Toshiba America Medical Systems has introduced a customized PM Only service agreement to customers. The agreement allows providers to fulfill and document that they are compliant with the Centers for Medicare and… Continue reading Toshiba Offers Customized Preventative Maintenance Service

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Sterilizer Failure Closes Much of Operating Room

Written by Heather Punke (Twitter | Google+)  | March 02, 2017  Port Angeles, Wash.-based Olympic Medical Center’s operating room was back to normal capacity Wednesday after its only ultrasonic sterilization machine malfunctioned Feb. 24, according to a Peninsula Daily News report. When the machine went down, the hospital canceled elective and non-emergent surgeries. The machine… Continue reading Sterilizer Failure Closes Much of Operating Room