Nurse participation key to improving cardiac surgery at UMass

03/17/2009 | Nurse.com

Nurses had a critical role in solving problems at the University of Massachusetts' Memorial Hospital, which had the highest mortality rate for coronary artery bypass graft surgeries in the state. Nurses contributed to the revamping of hospital practice -- including a facility reorganization to group patients better -- and went through reorientation and recertification as cardiac surgery nurses.

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