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    Concepts in Surgical Critical Care is a Unique Resource for Nurse Practitioners Caring for Surgical Patients in ICU

    Posted by Lindsay White on Jul 2, 2020 3:11:49 PM

    There is a significant shortage of critical care physicians across the United States and with more surgical patients requiring special perioperative care in an intensive care unit (ICU), there is an increased demand for Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) who are equipped to care for them. However, APPs such as Physician Assistants (PAs) or Nurse Practitioners (NPs) have limited specialized training and exposure to the unique needs of the perioperative critically-ill population. That's where this book can help.

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    Topics: New Text, critical care, critical care nurse practitioner, surgical nurse

    Establishing a Research-Friendly Environment "is a great resource for students, clinicians, administrators, educators, and researchers"

    Posted by Lindsay White on May 3, 2019 12:39:14 PM

    The new and unique nursing resource, Establishing a Research-Friendly Environment: A Hospital-Based Approach has already received some outstanding reviews. Most recently, Beth A. Staffileno, PhD, from Rush University College of Nursing, writing for Doody's Review Service, gave the book a 4-star rating and said,

    "This book is a great resource for students, clinicians, administrators, educators, and researchers. Furthermore, it is a guide that can be used in any practice setting."

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    Topics: Doody's Review Service, New Text

    Research Shows That Quality Improvement Is Central to Health Care

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jul 11, 2016 5:06:14 PM

    Developing and maintaining a culture of quality is essential to effective health care. In fact, it can quite literally mean the difference between life and death. Back in May, Johns Hopkins Medicine released a study in the British Medical Journal suggesting that medical errors actually account for 10% of deaths in the U.S., making it the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. Yet, errors are currently not being reported this way. In fact, NPR writes that according to the study, "no one knows the exact toll taken by medical errors." Why is this?

    The Johns Hopkins study argues that the way in which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collect "national health statistics fails to classify medical errors separately on the death certificate." As a result, the study argues, the data "doesn't capture things like communication breakdowns, diagnostic errors, and poor judgment that cost lives." According to Martin Makary, M.D., M.P.H., professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an authority on health reform,

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    Topics: Anita Finkelman, New Text, nursing, quality improvement

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