Nurses change their attitudes about opioid-addicted mothers; Six ways nurses can improve patient safety;

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> Kaiser Health News explores the growing concern of opioid-dependent newborns and how to retrain nurses to think differently about their opioid-addicted moms. Article

> Meanwhile, the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission says resources may not be appropriately distributed across the state to help address the growing opioid epidemic. Report (.pdf)

> explores six ways nurses can improve patient safety. Number one on the list: Support the organization's culture of safety. Article

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> Hospitals have to manage their healthcare costs like any other employer group, and many are beginning to bring some of the value-based purchasing practices to their workers, according to Crain's Cleveland Business. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has introduced a new program that would provide skilled nursing facilities with extra payments in order to help prevent their patients from being admitted and readmitted to acute care hospitals. Article

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