AI and Machine Learning – Changing the Health Care Landscape

But Don’t Exclude Sterile Processing from Key Discussions By David Taylor, MSN, RN, CNOR Ancient papyrus revealed Egyptian medical practice was highly advanced and doctors performed the first surgery more than 3,500 years ago (2750 BC).[1, 2] Since then, medicine has...

The Concept of Modular Credentials

By James X. Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR, CSSM (E) Recently, during the question and answer period following a presentation, I was asked how the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI) is evolving in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The context for this question...

Reopening to the New Normal

By Bill Prentice From early March through the end of April, it seemed that almost everyone I talked to used the word “coronavirus” or “COVID-19” at some point in our conversation. ASCA staff worked seven days a week during that time, conferring with federal and state...

Why Air Disinfection Systems are Becoming an Increasingly Vital Component of Patient Care

Sponsored by Avante Health Solutions By Brent Kramer Medical facilities are incorporating air filtration systems to help safeguard patients and staff from coronavirus transmission. As coronavirus restrictions ease across the United States, medical facilities are...

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Spotlight on Brenda Muchelli, RN, BSN

By Matt Skoufalos Brenda Muchelli calls herself “a second-degree nurse.” Like many in the field, medicine wasn’t her first vocational choice – at least, not human medicine. Muchelli’s first degree was in zoology, and her first assignment was at the nonprofit Cape May...

Spotlight On Jill Conklin, RN, BSN

Spotlight On Jill Conklin, RN, BSN

Nursing is a career of tremendous diversity, both in terms of the specializations it offers and the people who choose them. For Jill Conklin of Pennsauken, New Jersey, it wasn’t her occupation, but it has become the one most resonant with her life experience.

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