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hospitalDoctors find the first effective treatment to calm delirious critically ill patients:

Critically ill patients in intensive care commonly become delirious and agitated during treatment, causing them to pull out breathing tubes and interfere with other essential medical devices. Now a study led by The University of Queensland has shown that patient delirium and agitation can be reduced by administering a little-used drug known as dexmedetomidine: Read more


favorite3 Simple Tips For Dealing With Special Needs Patients:

The job of a nurse is always difficult, with all sorts of challenges along the way. However, when it comes to working with special needs patients, that job can become more complicated. If you are just starting, it might feel equal parts thrilling and overwhelming. You know what you have to do and why. You’ve seen other nurses around you doing a fantastic job, and you’ve got a few ideas how to attend special needs patients. But, it would help to have more knowledge. Here are three important tips that can help you when working with special needs patients: Read more


shutterstock_2372386661EMRs displaces medicine’s art. Here’s why that matters:

EMRs can be wonderfully useful. You can not only record acres of information legibly, but can retrieve it from anywhere in the world. Indeed, this is an important advance in the science of health care. But EMRs are not helping health care’s art. I recently examined a patient’s chart, looking for notes about her emotions while hospitalized, and the effects of her visitors. Usually, this would be in the nursing notes. But all I found was page after page of generic computer printout: Read more


00eprescribe2-master675The End of Prescriptions as We Know Them in New York:

One morning this month, Silvia Cota, a nurse supervisor in the emergency room at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, gathered her nurses together in a huddle to prepare them for the future. “It really is not a complicated thing,” Ms. Cota told them, speaking loudly over the bustle of patients and emergency room staff. “We just have to get used to it.” Starting on March 27, the way prescriptions are written in New York State will change. Gone will be doctors’ prescription pads and famously bad handwriting. In their place: pointing and clicking, as prescriptions are created electronically and zapped straight to pharmacies in all but the most exceptional circumstances: Read more


en0311hartmanotr498395640x360Video: Nurse and patient switch roles decades after first meeting:

Twenty-eight years ago, Lynn Bartos helped nurse a young girl with a life-threatening intestinal problem back to health. Now Bartos has become a patient herself, battling Rheumatoid arthritis, and there’s a familiar face providing her with care. Steve Hartman went “On the Road” to tell their story: Read more