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Hospitals seeking to improve diagnostic safety, antibiotic use and patient care should use two National Quality Forum-endorsed measures to reduce inappropriate diagnosis of urinary tract infections and community-acquired pneumonia, a study found.
The American Hospital Association highlighted the work of three organizations who received the 2024 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award.
Rules published this week in New Jersey will require nurses and doctors who provide prenatal and post-natal care to take bias training in an attempt to lower maternal health disparities among women of color.
An American Hospital Association podcast explores how Kittitas Valley Healthcare preserved essential obstetric services after its three full-time OB/GYNs left.
About one-third of Iowa hospitals have closed their labor and delivery units since 2000, part of a nationwide trend resulting from declining births in rural areas.
The U.S. government’s extension of a pause on processing visa applications for international nurses in June could worsen existing nursing workforce shortages, given the increasing role of foreign-educated nurses in hospitals...
OhioHealth in Columbus launched Pickerington Methodist Hospital in 2023, which employs smart room technology to reduce nurse workload.
Nurse leaders can attend a final information session on July 25 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET about advancing nurse innovation at their organization through the NurseHack4Health Pitch-A-Thon.
AONL and the other 63 members of the Nursing Community Coalition expressed concerns with the House Appropriations Committee’s fiscal year 2025 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education bill.
An AONL podcast discusses how nurse leaders partnered with experts to reduce assaults on nursing staff through an interprofessional, proactive rounding team.