Tag Archives: Nursing

Nursing impact on 30-day re-admission

The Article: Hospital nursing and 30-day readmission among medicare patients with heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, and pneumonia Big Idea: Generally a health work enivonrment, lower nure patient ratios and more educated nurses are expected to improve care. This paper looks at the evidence of how the hospital environment (workplace culture, patient-to-nurse-ratio, and proportion of […]

Can daily bathing with chlorhexidine reduce hospital aquired infection?

The Article: Effect of Daily Chlorhexidine Bathing on Hospital-Aquired Infection [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23388005] Big Idea: Can using chlorhexidine impregnated cloths to bed bath patients reduce rates of Multi-Drug Resistant Organism (MDRO) acquisition and bloodstream infection rates in hospitals? Evidence: Observational studies (looking at populations uncontrolled by researchers) suggest that chlorhexidine bathing reduces multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) aquisition and […]

The science of caring

Dr Jean Watson Distinguished Professor of Nursing; Murchinson-Scoville Endowed Chair in Caring Science Founder of the Watson Caring Science Institute Dr Watson is a distinguished professor and nursing theorist, who has both earned her doctorate (Educational Psychology and Counseling), and been awarded eight additional doctoral degrees from various countries. I had the pleasure of sitting […]

Collecting and Standardizing Nursing Data

Peggy White RN MN Program Manager – Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care (HOBIC) program Documentation is a fact of life in nursing. However, electronic documentation and standardized nursing data is an exciting an relatively new field. As the Program Manager for HOBIC, Peggy White, works for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Longterm […]