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Study: Screening rates affect racial disparity in CRC

By | 2012-05-07T00:00:00+00:00 May 7th, 2012|Categories: National|

Differences in screening account for more than 40% of the racial disparity in colorectal cancer incidence and nearly 20% of the disparity in colorectal cancer mortality, according to a study.Differences in stage-specific survival, which likely reflect differences in treatment, account for an additional 35% of the black-white disparity in colorectal cancer mortality rates, the study

To create nursing’s future, today’s RNs must look to great leaders of the past

By | 2012-05-07T00:00:00+00:00 May 7th, 2012|Categories: Blogs, Nursing careers and jobs|

On May 12, the final day of National Nurses Week, we once again will commemorate Florence Nightingale’s birthday. It’s a good time to reflect on her attributes and attitudes and the actions she used to ignite the evolution of nursing more than 150 years ago.Nightingale was tough and outspoken. She was an excellent communicator, persuasive

RNs update nursing skills during refresher course

By | 2012-05-07T00:00:00+00:00 May 7th, 2012|Categories: National|

This past November, 16 fellow RNs and I walked into Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, Ill., dressed in spotless white uniforms and shoes. We carried with us the tools of our profession — stethoscopes, Kelly clamps, bandage scissors and penlights — along with a slight touch of trepidation and a strong dose