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How process upgrades aid ICU patient experience

By | 2020-04-15T16:42:09-04:00 November 16th, 2016|Categories: Specialty|Tags: , , , |

Katie Mapula, RN Process improvement measures are making a difference in ICU patient experience.  In hospitals such as Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas, nurses are leading the way. “This has already transformed ICU care and it’s becoming the standard of care,” said Katie Mapula, MSN, RN, CCRN, a quality improvement manager

It takes a grandparent: How nurses can support grandparents raising grandchildren

By | 2020-04-15T16:40:19-04:00 October 1st, 2013|Categories: Archived|Tags: |

Cheryl Portner, RN   By Cheryl Portner, RN, MSN Vice President, Staff Development & Training/Nurse Executive Breathe deeply. Can you smell the fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven or the apple strudel cooling on the counter by the window? I was very fortunate growing up. When I was really

Special Group, Special Care

By | 2020-04-15T16:39:39-04:00 March 15th, 2013|Categories: Archived|Tags: |

By: Janice Petrella Lynch, RN, MSN, Regional Nurse Executive, Nurse.com Jan Lynch, RN As the U.S. population continues to age, RNs are caring for increasing numbers of older patients who undergo surgical procedures to improve their quality of life. However, surgery presents unique challenges for elderly patients. The odds are not in their