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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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Emergency video telemedicine positively impacts newborn resuscitation

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Approximately 10 percent of newborns require help breathing after birth, and 1 in 1,000 newborns require more intensive resuscitation measures.



Palliative care improves quality of life, lessens symptoms, Pitt study finds

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

People living with serious illness who receive palliative care have better quality of life and fewer symptoms than those who don't receive palliative care, according to a new study by researchers...



Replacing professional nurses with nursing assistants linked to heightened death risk

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Odds rise by 21% for each substitution per 25 patients, large European study reveals.



What is a Multiple Gestation Pregnancy?

Sat, 05 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

What are the symptoms of a multiple gestation pregnancy and what prenatal care is available? Learn about the risks, complications, and delivery options.



Patient safety benefits when hospitals provide feedback to staff who report errors

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Voluntary reporting by hospital staff of errors and patient safety events are a key source of information for improving patient care. A St.



Dose of dextrose gel lowers risk of low blood sugar in newborns

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

A single dose of dextrose gel, rubbed inside a newborn's mouth an hour after birth, can lower their risk of developing neonatal hypoglycaemia, according to a randomized study published in PLOS...



Women who opt for laughing gas during labor, may still get an epidural, study shows

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

The majority of women who chose nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to manage labor pain, ultimately decide to have an epidural, according to new research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2016 annual...



Elder abuse under-identified in US emergency departments

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Elder abuse affects approximately 1 in 10 older adults in the United States and has far-reaching negative effects on physical and mental health.



Zika: Could virus spread via contact with sweat, tears?

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PST

Doctors discuss a rare case of a patient who died from Zika virus and the possibility of transmission to a second patient via contact with sweat and tears.



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

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

"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 PST

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 PST

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...