Caring for America: Patient-Centered Versus Paper-Focused

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Nurses continue to rank as the most trustworthy profession.  As the healthcare landscape changes, it’s creating new opportunities and challenges for those in the field.  Today, we hear from Cathy in Wisconsin.  As a dedicated nurse of nearly 40 years, she’s worked in the military and in the homes of patients and brings intriguing perspective about her greatest successes and the … Read More

Caring for America: A Journey of Caring

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The emotional and professional demands on nurses are greater than most of us can imagine. Patient population on the rise. Staffing shortages. Compassion fatigue. Despite these factors, nurses find a way to stay passionate, energized and dedicated. As part of Medline’s Caring for America blog series, Holly in Massachusetts talks about making a difference in the lives of some of … Read More

Caring for America: More is Caught Than Taught

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Through this Caring for America blog, I’ve had the honor of speaking with some incredible clinicians who are making a difference in the lives of patients far and wide.  The conversations are candid, honest.  And after speaking with Margaret from Kentucky, this interview truly touched my heart.  As we celebrate National Nursing Assistants Week, it’s a time to recognize the men and women who … Read More

Caring for America: Healing in the Heartland

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Nearly 60 million people live in rural America. For nurses serving this population, providing comprehensive care can be a tall order. We want to open National Nurses Week with a glimpse from the heartland. Carol from Indiana shares how big problems don’t just happen in the big city and why she’s approaching retirement with optimism for the field. MARTIE: Happy National … Read More

Success Story: Mercy Medical Center Reduces Hospital-Acquired Infections and Improves Outcomes

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Our Challenge Mercy Medical Center has been monitoring its compliance on CAUTI and VAP prevention, and while average performance was acceptable, we strive for higher goals to promote a positive healing experience for our patients. Significantly improved consistency on performing oral care was necessary not only for our staff development, but also for the outcomes of our vented patient population. … Read More