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A Nurse Need Never Forget

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG)  -- These days, when a nursing student at the University of Iowa fields a question about a drug, “the answer is often, ‘I don’t know, but give me a few seconds,’ and she pulls out her phone,” according to Joann Eland, an associate professor there.

The Provider Will See You Now

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- I can’t quite remember when the term “provider” slipped into the hospital lexicon. It was perhaps 10 years ago, when our hospital started hiring physician assistants and nurse practitioners to share the clinical load. In contrast to the regular staff nurses, who cared for the patients in conjunction with the doctors, physician assistants and nurse 

Nurses Without Borders

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) --We tend to think of nurses as yet another item on that expensive list labeled “medical care,” but around the country about 15,000 nurses, most of them acting as volunteers, provide elderly support services free of charge. The members of the faith community nurse movement, as it’s called, are available to anyone, regardless of religion. 

One Nurse, One Patient

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) --As a nurse on the oncology floor, I’m usually responsible for at least four patients each shift. But sometimes, one patient needs me more than most.

Test for Hospital Budgets: Are the Patients Pleased?

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- “I’m a great kvetcher,” said Pearl Schwartz, sitting in her hospital bed at NYU Langone Medical Center.


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