Most nurses say their hospital is not safe; Texting can shorten ER-to-treatment time for stroke victims;

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> Almost 60 percent of nurses say their hospital is not safe, according to a survey of 500 practicing RNs in the United States, 200 nurses in Britain and 200 in China, HealthLeaders Media reported. Article

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> By 2017, more than 18 million health and wellness cloud-connected wireless sensor network systems--excluding sports/fitness devices--will be shipped globally with annual revenues exceeding $16 billion, according to a report. Article

> A real-time text messaging system helped reduce the amount of time from admission to treatment among emergency department patients with acute ischemic stroke, according to research presented this week at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in San Diego. Article

> Healthcare organizations and practitioners are investing in simulation centers to review and perfect procedures--and medical students can expect to get more virtual training, as well. Article

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