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December 24, 2020

Healthcare needs a swoosh

Have you ever tried to respond when a friend or relative who doesn’t work in health care asks, “Is health care safe?” Do you feel embarrassed? […]
December 24, 2020

Disposal dilemmas in home health care

Every day, used sharps and waste pharmaceuticals are generated in the home health care setting. Improper disposal of these items threatens human and environmental health. Accumulation […]
December 24, 2020

Viewpoint: Caring Science meets Heart Science: A guide to authentic caring practice

Editor’s note: Viewpoint highlights the thoughts, opinions, and expertise of well-known nurse leaders. We welcome your comments about these thought-provoking articles. During these past decades, nursing […]
December 24, 2020

Joint Commission issues Sentinel Event Alert on opioid use in hospitals

On Aug. 8, The Joint Commission released the Sentinel Event Alert, “Safe use of opioids in hospitals.” The Alert warns of opioid-induced respirator depression and offers […]