Answer one crucial question to avoid care lapses and value-based care penalties

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By Ruth Hansten, RN, BSN, MBA, PhD, FACHE Pressure ulcers, pneumonia, readmissions, wound infections, patient deconditioning leading to additional care:  all of these healthcare acquired issues can be related to omitted basic care such as turning, repositioning, ambulation, hygienic care, hydration and nutrition.   Basic care tasks that would avoid these problems can be delivered by […]

A Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes-The Empowered Nurses’ System

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By Lorie Brown, RN, MN, JD When I was a nurse, I saw things that I thought should not be happening.  When I spoke up, I found myself having to answer for it.  I learned very quickly that should I speak my mind, I would get into trouble. I had always felt that nurses had […]

Introducing The Healthy Workplaces Community at Next Wave Connect (NWC)

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Next Wave Connect (NWC) is a newer social platform especially for healthcare professionals and I’m happy to announce that I’ll be hosting a new community there. It is called, Healthy Workplaces! The mission of the community is to engage various experts and professional staff in dialogues that will increase knowledge about and importance of workforce concerns and […]