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Advancing Health Outcomes

Highlights examples of nurses creating improved patient outcomes and transforming the new standard of care.

Advancing Health Outcomes
February 15, 2017

Nurses serve as both the backbone of the healthcare industry and on the front lines of developing health solutions. The day-to-day reality of their job has changed in dramatic ways over the past ten years.

Advancing Health Outcomes
January 12, 2017

According to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), for many people a successful kidney transplant can provide a better quality of life. Kidney transplant may mean greater freedom, reduced cost, more energy and a less strict diet than patients on dialysis. Nurses play an integral role in helping patients go through the transplant process and helping match live donors with patients in need of a kidney.

Advancing Health Outcomes
November 15, 2016

On the surface, big data and nursing may seem unrelated. However, nurses contribute to the collection of big data every day by capturing health information via electronic health record (EHR) systems. But how is this data being used? We sat down with John M. Welton, Ph. D., RN, FAAN, a professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing, to learn more about how big data is transforming nursing practice.

Advancing Health Outcomes
October 11, 2016

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass., conducted a research study to determine if a robot could assist nurses in scheduling and other managerial tasks on the labor and delivery floor.

Advancing Health Outcomes
September 15, 2016

Most nurses are used to working hours outside of the typical “9 to 5,” but night shift nurses are on a whole different level.

Advancing Health Outcomes
August 12, 2016

“Schools are where children spend the majority of their day. School nursing provides an essential bridge between healthcare, school and home.” - Michele Wilmoth, MSN, RN, LSN, NCSN

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