Registered nurses may be more likely than licensed practical nurses to identify high-risk medication errors in nursing homes, new research suggests.
The nurses who staff nursing homes earn less than their peers in assisted living and continuing care retirement communities, according to a new survey.
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Improving collaboration between RNs and LPNs could reduce medication errors in nursing homes, study findsMarch 15, 2012
Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses often have interchangeable responsibilities in nursing homes, which can lead to more medication errors, according to newly announced results of a study.
Medicare reimbursement cuts will force loss of 40,000 nursing home-related jobs, survey respondents sayNovember 08, 2011
The Medicare PPS skilled nursing facility final rule that was enacted Oct. 1 could result in 20,000 nursing home layoffs nationwide and another 20,000 jobs lost to abandoned expansion activity, according to results of a new national survey.
Nursing homes need to improve communications processes and policies to make it easier for nurses to disclose errors, according to researchers of a unique new study. The researchers say their findings have implications for nursing policy and education, as well as resident safety.