Thursday, May 7, 2009

Can you hear me? Can you hear me now?

Welcome to the ongoing celebration of Nurses Week 2009, honoring nurses and nursing sensibilities. Today, it's all about hearing, and the good things that hearing makes easier, like listening and communicating.

Talking "patient safety" with nurses is like preaching to the choir, with the choir finally getting access to sheet music.

A few words about the valuable roles nurses play in making patients safe:

Finally, a look at standards and emerging best practices:

And a small musical tribute that says just a little bit about the important work you do:

Feel free to use the comments section to add suggestions to round out the playlist of songs celebrating nurses. Flo & Bo struck out in several genres, notably country and hip-hop. But hey, it's your party, you can cry if you want to.

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