Healthcare News & Insights

Hospitals may have to adopt new safe lifting policies

Nurses face the risk of extreme physical injury every day as they lift and transport hospital patients. Now, a new bill floating around in Congress may require facilities to invest in equipment and create policies that’ll keep nurses safe from harm. 

Study: EHRs improve nursing care

A new study says use of electronic health records consistently leads to improvements in nursing care and patient outcomes. 

Is the nursing shortage almost over?

There may be light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to the nursing shortage.

Rotating shifts may increase risk of Type 2 diabetes, study says

New research shows working rotating shifts could have serious consequences for nurses’ health. 

One-fourth of nurses looking for jobs — can you guess why?

A new survey indicates nearly one-fourth of nurses plan to look for a new employer once the job market recovers.

Proof: Short staffing leads to deaths

Lower staffing levels can contribute directly to patient mortality, according to new research.

‘It was just a splinter!’ Did hospital overreact to Facebook photo?

Have hospitals gone too far to protect “sensitive” information when even a simple procedure and a photo on Facebook are all it takes to get a number of  employees reprimanded for bad behavior? 

Report: Nursing will have to change to keep up with health reform

A  new report says that as health reform changes the way medicine is practiced in the U.S., what nurses do — and how they are trained to do it — must change in order to keep up.

Report: Only half of attacks on ER nurses reported

A new study by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) reveals startling levels of violence against emergency department nurses.

What does a nurse’s proper ‘bedside manner’ include?

You’d think this would go without saying: Nurses’ duties don’t include providing certain intimate “services” to patients.