How nurses can prevent catheter infections; Negotiations continue in Conn. nurse lockout;

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> Nurses are in an ideal position to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections, according to new guidelines released by the Joint Commission, Infection Control Today reports. Article

> Negotiations continued Tuesday as nurses and technicians at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, Conn., attempted to reach an agreement on their three-year contract and end the hospital's lockout, the Hartford Courant reports. Article

> Juno Therapeutics, a collaboration between Seattle Children's Research Institute, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, raised more than $100 million to develop late-stage cancer treatments, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal. Article

Practice Management News

> Almost 80 percent of medical practices deemed "better performers" conduct patient satisfaction surveys, up from 76 percent in 2007, according to the results of a recent survey from the Medical Group Management Association. Article

> Patient engagement--through electronic portals, in particular--is not just a major component of Meaningful Use Stages 2 and 3, but may also help practices save lives, according to Physicians Practice. Article

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