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Alarm Fatigue Focus of AAMI’s Horizons

March 28, 2017

The proliferation of clinical alarms poses one of healthcare technology’s most pressing patient safety challenges—“alarm fatigue.” While device alarms can improve medical care by arming clinicians with valuable information about their patient’s health, most are false or nonactionable, often resulting in a sensory clutter that overwhelms clinicians and caregivers, desensitizing them to the alerts. The...

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Clinical Nurse Specialists Join the Front Lines of Infection Control

March 23, 2017

Nurses are the front-line of defense against the spread of infections in U.S. health care facilities. Moreover, the increasing number of emerging diseases often forces nurses to take on roles outside of their normal duties, such as environmental cleaning and waste management. The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists is joining the American Nurses Association...

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Cuts to Nursing Workforce and Health Programs Would be ‘Shortsighted and Potentially Devastating’

March 20, 2017

Statement on President Trump’s 2018 Budget Blueprint: “Last week President Trump proposed shortsighted, potentially devastating cuts to nursing workforce programs in his FY18 budget blueprint. As members of the advanced practice nursing community, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists is troubled that these contractions would drastically reduce the health care workforce’s capacity to serve...

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