Nurses can borrow management skills from education system leaders

Nurse leaders can borrow management, leadership and quality improvement techniques from education system leaders, according to an article in July's Nursing Management journal. 

IOM outlines pathway to cut wait times, increase access to care

Hospitals can deliver key services much more quickly and achieve related quality improvements without significantly adding to costs, according to a new Institute of Medicine report.

A potential weak link in patient safety: ER to inpatient handoffs

Physicians say that patient safety is often at risk because of ineffective communication during the emergency department handoff process when patients are moved to inpatient units.

Hospital farms provide patients with fresh, nutritious food

Patients at St. Luke's University Hospital in Pennsylvania not only receive quality medical care at the facility. They also receive fresh, nuritious food courtesy of the hospital's farm.

New nurses at higher risk for workplace injury

Newly minted nurses are more likely to be injured on the job than nurses with more experience, according to a study published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies.