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Experienced Nurses Are Most Cost-effective

Experienced Nurses Are Most Cost-effective

Columbia University Medical Center Four-year study of VA hospitals also finds experienced nurses are most cost-effective When it comes to the cost and quality of hospital care, nurse tenure and teamwork matters. Patients get the best care...

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2014-04-23 08:32:55

Program provides a blend of online and on-campus courses DALLAS, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to recent projections of a national nursing shortage, Argosy University, Dallas is pleased to announce a new nursing program that will address this growing demand with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program. Designed for licensed registered nurses (RNs) who have earned either a diploma or an associate's degree in nursing, the university's new bachelor's degree...

2014-04-23 08:29:22

Senior Care Center is the First PACE Provider in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Academy Award® nominated actress and Hollywood icon Sharon Stone and Kish Rajan, director of business and economic development for Governor Jerry Brown, joined InnovAge today to celebrate the opening of its first Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) center in California. Former state Senator Bill Emerson, who is currently the...

2014-04-22 23:09:29

Fletcher Allen's NICU marks three years with zero infections from central line catheters. Low rates of these infections throughout Fletcher Allen's ICUs are a key reason it ranked in the top ten of academic medical centers in a respected 2013 national study, and earned the #1 spot in providing safe patient care. Burlington, VT (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Fletcher Allen Health Care recently passed the milestone of going three years with zero bloodstream infections (BSI) associated with...

2014-04-22 23:06:49

Senior care leader meets growing demand for in-home care services in greater Philadelphia and surrounding areas Pennsylvania, PA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Home Care Assistance of Philadelphia, a leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, recently opened doors to serve the greater Philadelphia community with its newest office. Located at 4275 County Line Road in The New Britain Village Square Shopping Center, the location is the 91st Home Care Assistance office in North America....

2014-04-22 12:30:46

Plan Involves 25 - 30 % Cut to Registered Nursing Staff, Replacing Highly Skilled Staff with Lower Paid Unlicensed Aides Incapable of Providing the Care Patients Need FITCHBURG, Mass., April, 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by MNA/NNU: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO In the wake of last week's announcement of major service cuts and layoffs to their Worcester-based facilities, UMass Memorial Medical Center has also...

2014-04-22 12:30:34

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (NU) - Findings from a recent international study in The Lancet came as no surprise to Dr. Phyllis Marshall, dean of the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140422/77051 The study, "Nurse Staffing and Education and Hospital Mortality in Nine European Countries: A Retrospective Observational Study," affirmed what many nurse educators have known for years: better-educated nurses result in better...

2014-04-21 23:09:17

Pipe Trades Services of Minnesota (PTSMN) has contracted USPM to provide The Prevention Plan™, The Prevention Plan Care Management™, and 24/7 nurse triage service at the various primary care clinics open to serving PTSMN union members. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc. (USPM) is pleased to announce the Pipe Trades Services of Minnesota (PTSMN) has contracted USPM to provide The Prevention Plan™, The Prevention Plan Care Management™, and 24/7...

2014-04-21 23:02:52

Nurses say tasks not related to care, poor communications and inadequate staffing interfere with patient care. Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 U.S. hospital nurses are frustrated that understaffing and chaos in care coordination robs them of time they should spend with patients, according to a survey released by Care Logistics, Jackson Healthcare and Jackson Nurse Professionals. The nurses surveyed identified several things interfering with patient bedside time, including: Poor...

2014-04-21 16:25:19

CHICAGO, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC has selected FFF Enterprises as its centralized distributor for the UHC Specialty Pharmacy Program. Pharmaceutical companies will be able to ship their products directly to FFF Enterprises, which will then distribute the products to the academic medical centers participating in the UHC Specialty Pharmacy Program. "In an industry in which time is of the essence, we welcome FFF Enterprises as our distribution solution to help participating...

2014-04-18 23:04:34

Visiting Angels, a national private duty network of home care agencies, has selected the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) as a preferred vendor to host and deliver Visiting Angels Dementia Care certification training using its proprietary learning management system. In addition to the specialty certification program, the preferred vendor relationship with IPCed will enable Visiting Angels to make cost-effective state compliance training opportunities available to franchise...