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Charlie Sheen Reminds Us That Over 1.2 Million People Still Are Infected

Hollywood hellion Charlie Sheen is HIV positive and has been for years – but the virus is nearly invisible in his blood.

Are We Pushing Graduate Nurses Too Fast?

Although the nurse's error in setting up the CRRT machine was not the direct cause of the patient's death, it did raise many questions. CRRT is a high-risk procedure that is handled differently by different hospitals.

To Collect Debts, Nursing Homes Are Seizing Control Over Patients

For some families, the golden years are turning nightmarish, thanks to a state law that some nursing homes are using to try to gain guardianship -- and financial control -- of their older patients.

Study: Nurse Education Levels Affects Death Rates

A new study conducted across nine European countries reports that every 10 percent increase in the number of bachelor’s degree-educated nurses within a hospital is associated with a seven percent decline in patient mortality.

Stress And Verbal Abuse In Nursing: Do Burned Out Nurses Eat Their Young?

The purpose of this study was to explore the types and frequency of verbal abuse of nurses by other nurses. Further, this study explored the components, characteristics, consequences and effects of abuse in an effort to better understand the dynamics of verbal abuse of nurses in the workplace.

Nurse Staffing And Patient Safety

Of all the members of the health care team, nurses play a critically important role in ensuring patient safety by monitoring patients for clinical deterioration, detecting errors and near misses, understanding care processes and weaknesses inherent in some systems, and performing countless other tasks to ensure patients receive high-quality care.

We Need More Nurses

On a freezing night in late December, Ann Mead shivered outside the gates of a Washington Hospital Center, drawing only emotional warmth from the cluster of fellow nurses singing protest songs and receiving updates on contract negotiations that had stalled the previous month.


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