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Data support the adverse effects of exposure to antineoplastic drugs.Nurses duty to reduce risks and ensure workplace safety:

Evidence of antineoplastic drug exposure—agents themselves and genotoxicity biomarkers—was identified in the urine of nurses who prepared and administered antineoplastic drugs in 1979, and nurses in oncology care settings were alerted to the potential risks associated with exposure to these agents. Read more

12+ hour hospital nursing shifts linked to heightened risk of burnout and job dissatisfactionNursing shifts linked to heightened risk of burnout and job dissatisfaction:

Working 12+ hour shifts is linked to a heightened risk of burnout, job dissatisfaction, and intention to leave among hospital nurses in 12 European countries, finds research published in the online journal BMJ Open. Read more


<span class='image-component__caption' itemprop="caption">Cassandra Clark puts on protective gear during a weekly drill for Ebola preparedness at the Special Diseases Containment Unit at the University of Minnesota on Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.</span>One Year Later, U.S. Nurses Feel Unprepared For The ‘Next Ebola’:

MINNEAPOLIS — On a recent morning in June, Cassandra Clark spent 45 minutes in what is known as an Ebola “space suit” — an enclosed plastic hood, smock, plastic apron, and two layers of gloves and shoe coverings. The gear was part of the 57th contagious virus drill that the University of Minnesota Medical Center had executed since last November. It was a hot summer day and Clark was sweating, but she was also eager to show off her training. Read more


Rather than turn hospitals into expensive resorts, healthier patients require happier nurses:

In 2012, Medicare began to use the results of patient satisfaction surveys to calculate how much they would pay hospitals. They called it the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey—a short questionnaire asking patients what they thought of their stay—and used it to withhold up to 1.5% of revenue from hospitals that scored poorly. In an industry that survives off of razor-thin margins, hospitals heard the message loud and clear: protect your money by keeping patients happy. Read more

ANA: ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Workplace Violence, Bullying:

The American Nurses Association (ANA) will no longer tolerate violence of any kind against nurses in the workplace, according to a new position statement developed by its Professional Issues Panel on Incivility, Bullying, and Workplace Violence.