Latest Evidence-Based Nursing Stories

2012-04-17 14:08:00

More involvement by patients, clinicians and others in the health care community in developing comparative clinical effectiveness research studies will make such studies far more useful in clinical decision-making, according to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, in an article published in the April 18 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on comparative effectiveness research. Anne C. Beal, M.D., M.P.H., of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Washington, D.C.,...

2011-05-12 13:12:00

WASHINGTON, BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, BRUSSELS, Belgium, and MANILA, Philippines, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Nurses Day is an opportunity to learn about the work of nurses and their contribution to improving environmental health. This year, Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) is proud to celebrate the fantastic work that nurses are doing around the globe. Nurses serve their communities in different ways. The most familiar one is working in a health care facility....

2010-09-23 12:59:00

A concerted effort to boost research on women's health over the last two decades has lessened the burden of disease and reduced deaths among women due to cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, and cervical cancer, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. The effort has yielded less but still significant progress in reducing the effects of depression, HIV/AIDS, and osteoporosis on women, added the committee that wrote the report. However, several health issues important to women have...

2009-08-10 03:36:00

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, August 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Nursing Consult Feature Empowers Nurses to Improve Patient Care, Help Prevent Costly Mistakes; Hospitals Benefit From Averting the Reimbursement Losses Elsevier, a world leader in healthcare and medical publishing and online solutions, today announced the availability of a new online tool within Mosby's Nursing Consult designed to help nurses prevent the 10 "Never Events" identified by the Centers for Medicare...

2009-06-25 11:05:00

Research into quality improvement in clinical care has the potential to greatly improve the lot of patients Evidence suggests that outcomes in many clinical settings leave a lot to be desired, which means that research into quality improvement (QI) in clinical care has the potential to greatly improve the lot of patients. Now a study in the journal Medical Care Research and Review published by SAGE suggests that both theoretical and practical improvements in QI effectiveness studies...

2008-10-01 09:00:48

Zynx Health, the leader in evidence-based healthcare, announced that Zynx clinicians made 1,755 evidence-related changes to order sets and plans of care during the third quarter of 2008. The changes pertain to specific items in the Zynx suite of solutions, which includes ZynxOrder(TM), a solution used to customize and maintain evidence-based order sets, ZynxCare(TM), a solution used to customize and maintain interdisciplinary plans of care and bring evidence-based knowledge to the...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'