Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Still Striving to Inspire and Inform

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Breast Cancer Awareness

For 12 years now, Medline has been coming together to talk about breast cancer at the Association of periOperative Nurses’ annual conference.  There is no shortage of breast cancer awareness campaigns from companies and individuals.  Yet, the World Cancer Research Fund International states breast cancer continues to be the most common cancer among women. How Far We Have Come Medline … Read More

Breaking the Mold in Research & Development with Women [Video]

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Investment in research and development is booming, especially in healthcare.  From 2013 to 2015, medical and health companies grew their R&D by more than 13 percent.1  Despite that growth, a Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association study showed men outnumber women about 6-to-1 in R&D.2  The makeup of Medline’s R&D lab is breaking the mold with more women than men on the microbiology … Read More

Patient Safety: Putting Words Into Action

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A major merger is happening in May, but the recent announcement came during a week both groups feel strongly about – Patient Safety Awareness Week.  The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) will operate under the IHI name to revitalize patient safety.  Both organizations call the issue a critical one, but believe it’s overlooked. … Read More

Surprise Coming Soon at AORN 2017

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One of the most exciting conferences that I go to each year is the annual Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Global Surgical Conference and Expo!  I don’t even know how many I have been to now, but it charges me up after a long winter.  It gets me motivated to see old friends.  I get excited about the different … Read More

Many Unknowns but Quality Will Still Be Key

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Tom Price is now confirmed as the secretary of Health and Human Services, a $1 trillion agency.  Yet, questions remain as to what’s next for healthcare as Price has been vocal about his unfavorable opinions of the Affordable Care Act.  While we wait, there’s one road ahead we can likely map out now: quality measures for long-term care. The formal process … Read More

Fight the Flu & Busted Budgets with Balance

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More than 40 states are reporting flu activity as widespread according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  With more than 10 years in nursing, and part of that time in public health, these continuous reports on an increase of flu cases during this time of year are no surprise to me.  What does surprise me is that despite constant … Read More