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Acute Care

February 2014 Vol. 9 No. 2

Author: Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, and Nancy Hilton, MN, RN, NEA-BC

A high percentage of Medicare patients who are discharged from skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) will return to the hospital or the ED within 30 days, according a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The study found that 22.1% had an episode of acute care within 30 . . .

July 2013 Vol. 8 No. 7

Author: Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

A study in JAMA Internal Medicine reports that former prison inmates have a higher risk for hospitalization than the general population. About 1 in 70 former inmates are hospitalized within 7 days of release, and the rate is 1 in 12 by 90 days. Read more . . .

June 2012 Vol. 7 No. 6

Author: Jody A. Holland, MN, RN

A study in Annals of Internal Medicine found that half of patients hospitalized with acute coronary syndromes or acute decompensated heart failure had “clinically important” medication errors 30 days after hospital discharge. A health-literacy–sensitive, pharmacist-delivered intervention didn’t significantly reduce the number of errors. Read more . . .

June 2012 Vol. 7 No. 6

Author: Jill Sturm, BSN, RN, CCRN; Andrea Mitchell, BSN, RN, CCRN; and Lisa King, BSN, RN, CCRN

What does SWAT stand for?

So Where Are They?
Smart, Witty, and Talented?
Smiling, Willing, Able, Technical?

At the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS), SWAT stands for a Specialized Workforce for Acute Transport. We are a dedicated transport team whose mission is to provide safe, respectful, and expert short . . .

April 2012 Vol. 7 No. 4

Author: Rose Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

A study in the Journal of Athletic Training found that male competitive college athletes had a higher acute injury rate than their female counterparts, but female athletes had a higher rate of overuse injuries. Overuse injuries comprised about 29% of all injuries. Read more . . .

November 2011 Vol. 6 No. 11

Author: Molly Hewett, MS, BSN, RN; Deborah Lepman, MPH, RN, CEN; and Jodi Caggiano, BSN, RN, CCRN

Creating a critical-care resource nurse role has helped one hospital
ensure that critically ill patients get the same level of care no
matter where they’re admitted.

March 2009 Vol. 4 No. 3

Author: Milisa Manjlovich, PhD, RN, CCRN

This update explains the state of legislated staffing solutions – state by state.

April 2008 Vol. 3 Num. 4

Author: Mary Beth Rauzi, MSN, RN

When a patient begins to vomit bright red blood, a nurse relies on his knowledge of Mallory-Weiss tears-and the adroit interventions of the rapid response team.

April 2008 Vol. 3 Num. 4

Author: Krista A. White, MSN, RN, CCRN

Extensive use of third-generation cephalosporins has led to cephalosporin-resistant bacterial strains. Learn how these organisms cause deadly infections and you can help control their spread.


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