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December 24, 2020

From our readers…Negative effects of shackling pregnant incarcerated women

About 6% to 10% of women are pregnant when they enter correctional facilities. Most of these women have committed nonviolent crimes, frequently arising from difficult life […]
December 24, 2020

Behind the curtain: Creating an in situ simulation experience

It’s 7:15 AM and day-shift obstetric (OB) unit nursing staff members are receiving report from their colleagues who worked overnight. Suddenly, a call for help comes […]
December 24, 2020

Good intentions eclipsed

Cindy Johanson, RN*, a 47-year-old married mother of two college-age children, held a demanding job on a busy medical-surgical unit. She left her house by 5:10 […]
December 24, 2020

Study: Good nurse work environment lowers readmissions

Hospitals with a good versus poor nurse work environment had lower 30-day readmission rates for patients with heart failure, pneumonia, or myocardial infarction, according to a […]