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  • Study: Structured Facilitated Debriefing Results in a Higher Rate of Perspective Transformation

    • March 10, 2015
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    Kate Morse, PhD, CRNP-BC, CNE, CCRN, recently published the article, “Structured Model of Debriefing on Perspective Transformation for NP Students” in the journal, Clinical Simulation in Nursing.

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  • Nurses on Boards Coalition Launches Effort to Place 10k Nurses on Governing Boards by 2020

    • November 17, 2014
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    The coalition will implement a national strategy to bring nurses’ valuable perspective to governing boards, as well as state-level and national commissions, with an interest in health. The goal is to put 10,000 nurses on boards by the year 2020. The effort is a direct response to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health (2011), which recommended nurses play more pivotal roles on boards and commissions in improving the health of all Americans.

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  • New Residency Guidelines May Have Surgical Trainees Losing More than a Year of Experience

    • December 13, 2013
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    ​For the past decade, in response to increasing pressure from politicians, unions and sleep experts, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the organization responsible for accrediting American medical and surgical training programs, has been working to cap the hours that residents work. In 2011 the council passed the strictest limits yet. To maintain their accreditation, residency training programs had to abide by a 22-page set of scheduling rules that limited all in-hospital work including any elective “moonlighting” jobs to 80 hours per week, mandated the number of hours “free of duty” after different “duty periods” (eight hours off after 16-hour duty periods and 14 hours off after 24-hour duty periods) and even specified the timing of “strategic napping” in no uncertain terms (after 16 hours of continuous duty and between the hours of 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.).

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