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Registered nurses (RN) perform physical exams and health histories, promote health, counseling and education, administer medications, wound care, and other interventions, and supervise care delivered by other health care personnel. Midwives are trained pr



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More adverse events in deliveries led by midwives, New Zealand study finds

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Mothers using autonomously practicing midwives throughout their pregnancy and childbirth are more likely to have adverse outcomes for their newborns than those who use obstetricians, according to a...



A talk with a nurse can persuade hospital patients to quit smoking: Quit rates triple after short consultation, access to quit aids

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A short talk with a knowledgeable nurse could be the difference between a smoker stopping for cigarettes or stopping for nicotine gum on her way home from the hospital.



Placenta plays pivotal "umpire" role to influence pregnancy outcomes

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

New research provides the first clear evidence that the amount of nutrients transported to the foetus by the placenta adjusts according to both the foetal drive for growth, and the mother's...



Sepsis deaths fell dramatically after hospital implemented simple steps

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Hospital cuts sepsis deaths by 40 percent after introducing relatively simple steps such as increased ward nurse training and a special observation chart.



Simple measures cut sepsis deaths nearly in half

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Sepsis, commonly called blood poisoning, is a common affliction that can affect people of all ages.



Nurse-driven protocols relieve ER crowding

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Study shows how carefully written, nurse-initiated protocols targeted at certain patients relieved crowding in a busy, inner-city emergency room.



Teamwork, communication training recommended to ensure surgical safety

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Each member of the surgical team should be empowered to speak up and take responsibility for patient care.



Labor induction: No association with autism

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Contrary to a previous study, new research from more than 1.3 million births concludes that there is no association between labor induction and autism.



Medical center reduces blood waste, saves millions with new practices

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 07:00:00 PDT

By changing practices spanning ordering, transport, and storage of blood, an academic medical center reduces blood use by 30 percent and saves $2 million.



Concern over number of premature babies not receiving potentially lifesaving care

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 04:00:00 PDT

Study highlights an important shortfall in the uptake of evidence into practice.



Hospitals on alert for global emergence of deadly, drug-resistant yeast infection

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Candida auris - a multidrug-resistant, invasive yeast infection with high mortality rates - has hit nine countries, prompting fears of a global emergence.



Contaminated gloves increase risks of cross-transmission of pathogens

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Research being presented at the ASM Microbe research meeting provides clear evidence that the gloves of healthcare workers contaminate hospital surfaces with bacteria.



Nurses calling for more training to help them and other health care staff to support people with sickle cell disease

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most common serious genetic disorder in Britain, affecting around 15,000 adults and children.



'OB Nest': A novel approach to prenatal care

Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

"OB Nest": Just the name may bring warm feelings to parents and prospective parents. However, at Mayo Clinic, it's much more than a name. It's a new way that Mayo Clinic is providing prenatal care.



Could swaddling babies for sleep raise risk of SIDS?

Tue, 10 May 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A review of four studies from different countries suggests there may be a link between swaddling babies for sleep and sudden infant death syndrome, and suggests some precautions.



New CDC campaign reminds docs, nurses that "clean hands count"

Thu, 05 May 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Today, World Hand Hygiene Day, CDC is launching the new "Clean Hands Count" campaign urging healthcare professionals, patients, and patients' loved ones to prevent healthcare-associated infections...



Missed nursing care may contribute to racial disparities in rehospitalizations after AMI

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PDT

The Penn Nursing study is the first to assess whether unmet nursing care contributes to racial/ethnic differences in patients with acute myocardial infarction.



Scheduled senior obstetrician presence in UK labour wards is not associated with decreased intrapartum morbidity

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PDT

Maternal and neonatal intrapartum outcomes in the UK are similar during "in-hours," when a senior obstetrician is scheduled to be present on the labour ward, and "out-of-hours," when care is...



Night shift work may affect women more than men

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PDT

After living in a controlled dark-light environment that shifted their sleep-wake cycle away from their inbuilt 24-hour clock, women showed more cognitive impairment than men.



Multifaceted quality improvement intervention does not reduce risk of death in ICUs

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Implementation of a multifaceted quality improvement intervention with daily checklists, goal setting, and clinician prompting did not reduce in-hospital mortality compared with routine care among...



General practice in England nearing 'saturation point' as study reveals extent of GP workload increase

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:00:00 PDT

The largest analysis of GP and nurse consultations to date shows that workloads in general practice have increased by 16% over the past 7 years, with more frequent and longer consultations.



Out-of-hospital births are on the rise

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 PDT

United States' out-of-hospital births increased to nearly 60,000 in 2014, continuing a decade-long increase.



Certain mealtime practices at hospitals may help patients eat better

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 PDT

New research confirms that hospital patients often eat poorly, and that the hospital mealtime environment may contribute to this problem.



FDA propose to ban most powdered medical gloves

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 03:00:00 PDT

The FDA have filed a move to ban most medical gloves that contain added powder to make them easier to wear, citing health risks to patients and health professionals.



Allowing women to extend labor reduces rate of cesarean delivery

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 03:00:00 PDT

When women in labor are given more time to deliver their baby than current guidelines recommend, their incidence of cesarean delivery drops by 55 percent, say researchers at Thomas Jefferson...