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Nurse Leaders: Get to Know Trio of Reimbursement Models

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:35:03 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Jennifer Thew, RN, makes sense of dollars and cents tied to patient care (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)

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What a Knockout

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Working as a perianesthesia nurse (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)



Nursing students' perceptions of teachers' uncivil behaviors: a qualitative research - Masoumpoor A, Borhani F, Abbaszadeh A, Rassouli M.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

One of the main issues in nursing education that teachers and students frequently encounter is uncivil behaviors. This type of behavior is destructive for the teaching and learning environment. As teachers play an important role in nursing students' educat... (Source: SafetyLit)



Violence towards emergency nurses. The Italian National Survey 2016: a qualitative study - Ramacciati N, Ceccagnoli A, Addey B, Rasero L.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

INTRODUCTION: Physical and verbal aggression against health professionals, particularly nurses, is globally serious and widespread, with the most vulnerable being nurses working in the Accident and Emergency Department. Most international research into thi... (Source: SafetyLit)



Educating nurses to screen and intervene for intimate partner violence during pregnancy - Bermele C, Andresen PA, Urbanski S.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a problem affecting women and families across the nation, and it has been associated with adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes. Here we describe how our team implemented an evidence-based protocol for the screening of pre... (Source: SafetyLit)



Pediatric nurses' perceived knowledge and beliefs of evidence-based practice in the care of children and adolescents with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury - Oyesanya TO, Snedden TR.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

PURPOSE: Pediatric nurses play a significant role in all phases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) recovery, particularly during the hospital stay. Although evidence-based nursing practice is known to improve patient outcomes, limited research exists on nurse... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Pilot study of a novel partnership for installing smoke alarms - Omaki EC, Frattaroli S, Shields WC, McDonald EM, Rizzutti N, Appy MK, Voiles D, Jamison S, Gielen AC.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

OBJECTIVEs To demonstrate the feasibility of partnering fire department personnel and home visiting nurses to increase the number of low-income homes protected by smoke alarms. METHODS During a regularly scheduled home visit, nurses at the Nurse-Fa... (Source: SafetyLit)



Significant Challenges for Developmental - Behavioral Peds

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:00:00 +0100

Care issues include long waits, high case complexity, poor reimbursement, and provider burnout (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



Anti - Heroin Vaccine Shows Promise Against Lethal Doses

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

TLR9 agonist in presence of alum is stable over 30 days, elicits strong anti - heroin antibody titers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



Influenza A(H3N2) Viruses Predominate 2017 - 2018 Season

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Vaccine effectiveness estimated at 25 percent against A(H3N2) (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)



Follow - Up Lacking for Teen, Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Many young adult cancer survivors do not follow up properly, independent of disease type or insurance (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

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mSakhi in Pictures

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:41:59 +0100

February 16, 2018The mobile app is transforming maternal and child health care in a Himalayan state.One of the smaller states in India, Uttarakhand lies in the Himalayan foothills with international borders touching Nepal and China. It ’s a land of mighty rivers, forests, hills, and mountains. Rich in natural resources, it boasts a variety of flora and fauna, including medicinal plants, tigers, and elephants. The terrain, striking and beautiful, also makes it hard for people, particularly those in the middle Himalayan ranges, to access health care, including high-quality maternal and child health services.Many villages like this one are located on mountain tops. Despite the odds —and thanks to India's frontline health workers —registered pregnancies in Uttarakhand have touched93.8 % ...



Short-acting asthma relievers linked to fertility problems

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:35:00 +0100

Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to an international study, including UK patients. (Source: Nursing Times)



Not recognising memory problems ‘predicts’ Alzheimer’s

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:02:00 +0100

Not being aware of memory problems predicts the onset of Alzheimer ’s disease, according to researchers, who say it could provide clinicians with insights on clinical progression to dementia. (Source: Nursing Times)



New unit ‘tangible sign’ of changes at Morecambe Bay

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:10:00 +0100

A trust at the centre of a major review of maternity safety with national implications has marked the progress it has made in the last three years with the official opening of a new birth centre. (Source: Nursing Times)



NMC releases draft skills list for nursing associate training

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:36:00 +0100

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has unveiled a list of over 90 procedures and communication skills that nursing associates should be trained in, as part of draft proposals published yesterday. (Source: Nursing Times)

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Nurses who clean the most may be at respiratory risk

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:18:00 +0100

Women who regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at work appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not, according to new research. (Source: Nursing Times)



Gluten-Free Diet: 10 Things I Wish My Doctor Had Told Me Gluten-Free Diet: 10 Things I Wish My Doctor Had Told Me

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0100

After being diagnosed with celiac disease as an adult, I was told very little other than to follow a gluten-free diet. Here are 10 things I wish my doctor had told me upon diagnosis.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Trust ’s midwives to train using realistic birth simulator

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:33:00 +0100

Maternity staff at a teaching hospital are set to welcome a new piece of clinical training equipment that provides realistic simulations of childbirth, following a successful trial of the technology. (Source: Nursing Times)



RCN consults its members on decriminalising abortion

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:07:00 +0100

The Royal College of Nursing is launching a UK-wide survey of its members on the principle of removing criminal sanctions from termination of pregnancy. (Source: Nursing Times)



Zimbabwe:Outrage Over Tsvangirai Hospital Picture

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 04:53:12 +0100

[New Zimbabwe] A hospital staffer suspected to have circulated a picture of then hospitalised and now late MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai could be in hot water after outraged Zimbabweans wrote to the South African Nursing Council (SANC) demanding action. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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2018 Health Care Heroes finalist: Mary Pat Gilligan

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:08:55 +0100

Mary Pat Gilligan is executive director of perioperative nursing for TriHealth. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



2018 Health Care Heroes finalist: Abby Bradburn

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:00:00 +0100

Abby Bradburn is a registered nurse manager of health services for Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



2018 Health Care Heroes finalist: Mary Schmidt

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:00:00 +0100

Mary Schmidt is a health advocate nurse at the Newport Aquarium. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



2018 Health Care Heroes finalist: Abby Bradburn

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:00:00 +0100

Abby Bradburn is a registered nurse manager of health services for Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)

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2018 Health Care Heroes finalist: Mary Schmidt

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:00:00 +0100

Mary Schmidt is a health advocate nurse at the Newport Aquarium. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



Expanding the Abortion Provider Workforce: A Qualitative Study of Organizations Implementing a New California Policy

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:34:13 +0100

CONCLUSIONSCalifornia's expansion of the abortion-providing workforce had a positive impact on patient care in the sampled organizations. However, various organizational obstacles must be addressed to more fully realize the benefits of having NPs, CNMs and PAs provide aspiration abortions. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)



Many in Oregon View Alcohol As More Harmful Than Marijuana

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:00:00 +0100

In survey, 52.5 percent called alcohol more harmful, 40 percent considered the two equally harmful (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



GPs, nurses and healthcare professionals told to safeguard victims of ‘county lines’

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Across the country, young people and vulnerable adults are being exploited by gangs to move and sell drugs on their behalf in suburban areas, market towns and coastal regions. (Source: NHS Networks)



MPs call for improvement to benefit assessments

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

On 14 February 2018, an influential group of MPs published a new report evaluating the assessment process for two forms of financial support, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), and making strong recommendations for improvements.PIP is a source of financial support designed to help people with disabilities and long-term conditions to manage the extra costs of their condition. ESA offers financial support for those unable to work, as well as personalised help with getting back into work if people are able to take steps towards employment.PIP and ESA are two benefits that many people with arthritis need, however we often hear that, despite the significant impact the condition has on their lives, they have been unable to access this support, due to ...

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Are You Interested in Helping Parents and Their Young Children?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:23:54 +0100

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Physicians, Nurses & Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:35:52 +0100

February 20, 2018 2:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)



Nursing staff could soon be wearing ‘copper-coated uniforms’

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:35:00 +0100

Hospital nurses and health professionals could soon be wearing uniforms brushed with tiny copper nanoparticles to reduce the spread of bacterial infections and viruses, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)



Student nurse inspired to pen poems to combat ‘negativity’

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:04:00 +0100

A student nurse from the Midlands says she has been inspired by her experiences of training to write poetry about the “beautiful career”. (Source: Nursing Times)



New specialist nurse in London for mesothelioma patients

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:18:00 +0100

A new thoracic nurse specialist has been appointed in London specifically to support mesothelioma patients, a charity has announced. (Source: Nursing Times)

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Guidance to support new ‘maternity safety champions’

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:08:00 +0100

Trust board members chosen to be “maternity safety champions” must ensure that midwives and their support staff receive all the training and resources they need, according to latest guidance. (Source: Nursing Times)



Registered nurse recruitment outstripped by support staff growth

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:30:00 +0100

The number of registered nurses working in the NHS hospital sector has passed 180,000 for the first time. (Source: HSJ)



Gaps in nurse training on care of learning disability patients

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:13:00 +0100

Non-specialist nurses need more training in caring for patients with learning disabilities in order to end the “scandal” of avoidable deaths, a charity has claimed in a new report, which also said two-thirds of health professionals wanted more training in the area. (Source: Nursing Times)



Training needed in care of patients with learning disability

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:13:00 +0100

Non-specialist nurses need more training in caring for patients with learning disabilities in order to the end “scandal” of avoidable deaths, a charity has claimed in a new report, which also said two-thirds of health professionals wanted more training in the area. (Source: Nursing Times)



Unions warn of child poverty among public sector families

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:39:00 +0100

One in seven children with a parent working in the public sector will be living in relative poverty by April, according to analysis by a trade union body. (Source: Nursing Times)

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How does it compare?: Hospice care at home, at assisted living facility, at nursing home

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Regenstrief Institute) A new study from Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute compares quality of hospice services provided for patients living at home, in assisted living facility and in nursing homes as perceived by family members. Findings, which reveal subtle but significant differences in perceived quality have potential to help influence priorities for improvement of quality, patient choice of hospice service provider and reimbursement for these services. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



Reducing peanut allergy risks in children -- The Nurse Practitioner presents update

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Wolters Kluwer Health) New prevention and treatment approaches can reduce serious health risks due to peanut allergy in children, according to an article in the March issue of The Nurse Practitioner, published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Infection outbreaks at hospitals could be reduced by copper-coated uniforms

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(University of Manchester) Doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals could soon be wearing uniforms brushed with tiny copper nanoparticles to reduce the spread of bacterial infections and viruses, such as Escherichia coli (E. coli), at hospitals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Use of ‘rigorous’ hand hygiene practice urged in care homes

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:08:00 +0100

Rigorous hand hygiene-intervention practices can lower mortality, antibiotic prescription rates in nursing homes, according to findings from a French study. (Source: Nursing Times)



Call for ‘rigorous’ hand hygiene practices in care homes

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:08:00 +0100

Rigorous hand hygiene-intervention practices can lower mortality, antibiotic prescription rates in nursing homes, according to findings from a French study. (Source: Nursing Times)

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Health care education funding for postgraduate, dental hygiene and dental therapy students

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

From August 2018 new postgraduate pre-registration nursing, midwifery and allied health professional, and most new dental hygiene and dental therapy students will access loans from the Student Loans Company. (Source: NHS Networks)



Supporting alcohol interventions by primary care nurses

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

A report from Alcohol Research UK outlines the findings of a project to reduce barriers to the alcohol interventions in primary care by providing expert support to nurse mentors. (Source: NHS Networks)



FDA Approves Drug to Help Curb a Tough - to - Treat Prostate Cancer

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:00:00 +0100

(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



For one early adopter, CAR T therapy means 18 months cancer-free and counting

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:55:00 +0100

For as long as he can remember, Josh Feldman has eagerly embraced the latest technology.Decades ago, his family was the first one on the block with a VCR. Years later, when television went hi-def, he acquired a big-screen TV and signed up for HD service.So after he was diagnosed with lymphoma, it was only natural that Feldman was driven to join clinical trials for a promising new treatment. He would become one of the first UCLA Health patients to receive CAR T therapy. When nothing else worked, the treatment beat back cancer and filled his life with new hope.“Years ago, while doing my own reading after my diagnosis, I learned about CAR T,” he said. “I envisioned that it was going to be groundbreaking, and I wanted to be part of it.”CAR T, which stands for “chimeric antigen recept...



Happy #Medicalvalentine Day

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:30:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Docs, nurses, and policy wonks share holiday poetry on Twitter (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)

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Doctors Struggle to Treat Youngest Victims of Opioid Epidemic

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:30:00 +0100

CHICAGO (AP) — Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments. Sarah Sherbert's first child was whisked away to a hospital special-care nursery for two weeks of treatment for withdrawal from doctor-prescribed methadone that her mother continued to use during her pregnancy. Nurses hesitated to let Sherbert hold the girl and hovered nervously when she visited to breast-feed. Born just 15 months later and 30 miles away at a different South Carolina hospital, Sherbert's second child was started on medicine even before he showed any withdrawal symptoms and she was allowed to keep him in her room to encourage breast-feeding and bonding. His hospital stay was just a week. "It was like night and day," Sherbert said. T...



‘It’s a National Problem.’ How Hospitals Are Treating Opioid Addiction’s Youngest Sufferers

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:01:07 +0100

(CHICAGO) — Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments.Sarah Sherbert’s first child was whisked away to a hospital special-care nursery for two weeks of treatment for withdrawal from doctor-prescribed methadone that her mother continued to use during her pregnancy. Nurses hesitated to let Sherbert hold the girl and hovered nervously when she visited to breast-feed. Born just 15 months later and 30 miles away at a different South Carolina hospital, Sherbert’s second child was started on medicine even before he showed any withdrawal symptoms and she was allowed to keep him in her room to encourage breast-feeding and bonding. His hospital stay was just a week. “It was like night and day,” S...



New memorial to commemorate nurses from two world wars

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:19:00 +0100

Nurses who died in the two world wars will be commemorated at a permanent memorial set to be unveiled this summer, if sufficient funds are raised. (Source: Nursing Times)



Support workers given key role in new Wales dementia plan

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:06:00 +0100

A £10m dementia action plan for Wales will fund new support workers to help people carry on living independently in the community, according to ministers. (Source: Nursing Times)

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Kaiser Permanente looking to cut starting wages, union says

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:55:47 +0100

Kaiser Permanente may be looking to cut wages for starting employees by 10 percent in the Sacramento area and 20 percent in the Central Valley, according to labor union Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West. While Kaiser has not formally presented the wage-cut proposal to SEIU-UHW, according to the union, the Oakland-based health system has presented similar proposals in negotiations with the California Nurses Association. SEIU-UHW believes Kaiser will also raise the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



Leading chief nurse recognised for ‘innovative approach’

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:23:00 +0100

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust ’s chief nurse, Mandie Sunderland, has been made an honorary professor at Nottingham Trent University for her “leading contribution” to nursing. (Source: Nursing Times)



At capacity, Cary retirement community starts first phase expansion

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:04:54 +0100

Cary continuing care retirement community SearStone has started work on an expansion to grow its number of health care beds.   Construction has gotten underway on a 15-bed expansion at SearStone's health care facility, Brittany Place. The project will add nine skilled nursing beds and six assisted living beds, as well as an expanded dining facility.  Once complete – likely in the fourth quarter of this year – the health care facility will house 39 beds. The expansion was prompted by SearStone's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Rheumatoid arthritis drugs could play role in reducing dementia risk

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:18:00 +0100

A class of drugs commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis could halve the risk of developing dementia, according to an observational study by UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)



New drug may provide relief from psychosis in dementia

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:21:00 +0100

A new kind of antipsychotic currently being trialled has been found to provide short-term relief from the “terrifying and disturbing” symptoms experienced by patients with Alzheimer’s disease. (Source: Nursing Times)

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A clinic that opened in 1971 is the future of Nova Scotia health care

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:00:00 +0100

The North End Community Health Centre in Halifax uses equality, not hierarchy to treat patients. Doctors work in a team with nurses, a social worker and a nutritionist. (Source: CBC | Health)



Supporting nurse mentors to reduce the barriers to implementing alcohol Interventions and Brief Advice (IBA) in primary care

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:55:55 +0100

This report outlines the findings of a project which aimed to reduce barriers to the implementation of alcohol IBA in primary care by providing expert support to nurse mentors. It finds evidence to show that providing greater support to nurse mentors increases the potential for reducing alcohol-related harm within existing resources (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))



Lack of post-Brexit immigration plan causing EU nurses ‘anxiety’

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:59:00 +0100

Uncertainty over the government ’s Brexit immigration plans is creating “anxiety” among the UK’s European Union workers, including the thousands employed in the health and care sector, warn MPs. (Source: Nursing Times)



Watch ants rescue their wounded comrades – video

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:06:11 +0100

Researchers have observed African Matabele ants treating their wounded comrades. The ants, frequently injured by termites, appear to apply an antibiotic saliva to the wounds of their injured. Nursing in nature: Matabele ants observed treating injured comradesContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



Nursing in nature: Matabele ants observed treating injured comrades

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:30:00 +0100

The social insects have been seen cleaning wounds and possibly administering antibiotics to prevent infectionWhen the battle is done the victors head home, their march broken only to gather the wounded, who are hauled back to base for life-saving treatment.Not a heroic scene from the second world war, but the daily grind for African Matabele ants, which leave their nests in the hundreds to launch raids on feeding termites – and risk life and limb in the process.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) Program and Nursing Student Loan (NSL) Program Administrative Requirements (Regulations and Policy). OMB No. 0915-0047-Revision

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:00:00 +0100

Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announcing their intent to continue collecting information as part of the Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) and Nursing Student Loan (NSL) Programs, which provide long-term, low-interest loans to students pursuing eligible degrees. Information will be collected through the Deferment Form (HRSA Form 519) and Annual Operating Report (HRSA Form 501), and is used to determine borrowers' deferment status and monitor program operations and financial activities. Comments regarding the need and use of the information collecting activities must be submitted no later than March 16, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)



Study: Rigorous hand hygiene-intervention practices can lower mortality, antibiotic prescription rates in nursing homes

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Elsevier) Infection prevention practices centered on hand hygiene (HH) protocols can save lives across all healthcare facilities, not just hospital settings. This includes nursing homes, according to a new study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Book Review: Insane Consequences

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 03:13:15 +0100

I have read Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill a couple of times and am still contemplating it. It also inspired me to research further into how we treat the seriously mentally ill in America. In the book, author DJ Jaffe takes on what he calls the “mental health industry,” and I think that is a fair characterization. He is not the only writer to use the phrase, and he confronts that industry with a voice that reminds me of a prosecuting attorney on a mission. Jaffe became involved in the mental health system in the 1980s when his wife’s 18 year old sister, Lynn, came to New York from Wisconsin to live with them. Lynn had been a high performing high school student who began to have behavioral issues with her Hungarian immigrant mom,...



Four Best Practices Outlined to Prevent Health Care Cyberattacks

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 01:00:00 +0100

Health care execs should ID potential inefficiencies in cybersecurity, ensure systems backed up (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



Out of the Shadows: Mental Health in Asia Pacific

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:07:50 +0100

Mental health has been a peripheral issue in emerging markets for a long time, despite the severe impact not only on those directly affected but also on families and carers, as well as on social cohesion and economic development.Fortunately, mental health is starting to get more attention but there is still a widespread tendency to stigmatize and discriminate against people suffering with a mental illness. They are often considered as dangerous and aggressive which in turn increases the social distance.Is there an opportunity for pharma to do more? In the first of a series of articles exploring mental health in emerging markets we take an in-depth look at the situation in Asia where problems arising from ill mental health are the second largest contributor to years lost to disability.Acros...

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Scarlet fever guidelines

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Public Health England has produced guidelines for health protection teams to control outbreaks of scarlet fever in schools, nurseries and other childcare settings. (Source: NHS Networks)



6-Year-Old Haverhill Girl Dies After Flu Diagnosis

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:09:19 +0100

WORCESTER (CBS) – A Haverhill first grade student became the first flu-related child death this year. The 6-year-old girl was a student at Golden Hill Elementary School. A nurse from Haverhill Human Services said the girl had tested positive for Influenza A and was exhibiting flu-like symptoms. The girl died Tuesday at Holy Family Hospital. As a precaution, Haverhill Superintendent of Schools James Scully said school facilities will be scrubbed as a precaution. “I hope we can all join together to keep this beautiful young lady and her family in our thoughts and prayers,” Scully told parents. It is not known if the girl had any underlying medical conditions. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health continues to suggest residents get vaccinated. “Every flu season is differen...



6-Year-Old Haverhill Girl Recently Diagnosed With The Flu Has Died

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:09:19 +0100

WORCESTER (CBS) – A Haverhill first grade student who died suddenly had recently tested positive for the flu. The 6-year-old girl was a student at Golden Hill Elementary School. A nurse from Haverhill Human Services said the girl had tested positive for Influenza A and was exhibiting flu-like symptoms. The nurse added that further testing is needed to determine if the flu caused the girl’s death. The girl died Tuesday at Holy Family Hospital. As a precaution, Haverhill Superintendent of Schools James Scully said school facilities will be scrubbed as a precaution. “We are all devastated by this news and have no knowledge as to any other facts relevant to this sadness,” Scully told parents. “However, in view of the issues surrounding colds and flu that seem to be hitting our sectio...



Report: Amazon gearing up for entry into medical supplies biz

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:33:03 +0100

Amazon (NSDQ:AMZN) is looking to up the ante in its medical supplies business and turn the unit into a major supplier to US hospitals and clinics, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The online mega retailer has initiated a trial of a new system testing to see if it can use its Amazon Business site to supply healthcare products to a large midwestern hospital and its approximately 150 outpatient facilities, according to the report. The system is customized to the hospital’s catalog of supplies and allows employees to compare prices on the Amazon Business marketplace to those it negotiates with through distributors, according to the Wall Street Journal. When questioned about the test, Amazon said it is looking to offer a “marketplace concept” to hospitals that would not...



Homeless patients were being discharged in hospital gowns. So this Miami nurse found them clothes

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:31:55 +0100

As a nurse for nearly 30 years at Jackson Health System in Miami, Oliver Castellanos has noticed that many of his patients are homeless. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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Therapy Helps Those With Autism Navigate Adulthood

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:00:00 +0100

(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



LA-based investment firms swap ownership of local nursing home

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:43:01 +0100

Mesa Vista Inn was completed in 2008. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Education About Imaging Most Often Given by Ordering Provider

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Delivery of pre - examination information to patients suboptimal; about half seek information themselves (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



USPSTF Recommends Against Ovarian Cancer Screening

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Among asymptomatic women, harms of screening for ovarian cancer outweigh potential benefits (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

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Depression Common in U.S., Women Hit Hardest

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



West Country trust's nurses faced with threat of parking fees

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:03:00 +0100

Nurses in the South West of England may soon be hit by parking charges, after it was revealed that their rust was consulting over whether to end free parking. (Source: Nursing Times)



Nurses and Social Media: Guard Your Career and Your Reputation Nurses and Social Media: Guard Your Career and Your Reputation

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:37:24 +0100

Nurses have a lot to offer, and social media is an outlet for their wisdom. Here are four ways to protect professional reputation while taking advantage of social media.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Patient obs go electronic as part of ‘digital revolution’ in Bristol

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:22:00 +0100

Nurses at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust have begun using mobile electronic devices to record patient observations as part of a digital revolution improving the care of patients. (Source: Nursing Times)



Nurse survey launched on mental health laws and detention

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:11:00 +0100

Mental health and learning disability nurses are being urged by unions to offer up their views on possible changes to legislation under the Mental Health Act. (Source: Nursing Times)

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Nurses asked for views to help build respiratory health strategy

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:58:00 +0100

A new “taskforce for lung health”, comprising 25 representatives from the respiratory sector, is calling for evidence to identify what needs to change in the prevention and diagnosis of lung disease. (Source: Nursing Times)



NHS denies 1 in 3 dementia patients best standards of care

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:36:03 +0100

This means tens of thousands miss out on counselling sessions, home visits from specialist nurses and activities such as dance and art. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Treasury needs convincing of 'meaningful' pay uplift, says RCN

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:18:00 +0100

Pay talks have reached a point where the Department of Health and Social Care believes that nurse pay should increase  but the Treasury still needs convincing that any rise in wages should be “meaningful”, the head of the Royal College of Nursing has revealed. (Source: Nursing Times)



UK ’s longest serving burns nurse celebrates 40 years in job

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:46:00 +0100

A Wakefield nurse, who is described by her trust as a “shining example”, has recently celebrated a key 40-year milestone working in the regional adults’ burns centre at Pinderfields Hospital. (Source: Nursing Times)



First test centre for overseas nurses opens in Northern Ireland

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:45:00 +0100

A new Nursing and Midwifery Council competence test centre for overseas nurses who want to work in the UK has opened in Northern Ireland. (Source: Nursing Times)

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One of Britain's oldest nurses fears a privatised NHS

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:08:46 +0100

Aileen Coomber, of Worthing, West Sussex, has lived through some the greatest changes in medicine, but she's worried about the increasing privatisation of the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Nigeria:Health Sector Dips As More Nigerian Doctors Move Abroad

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:01:49 +0100

[Guardian] More reasons have emerged on why no fewer than 5,405 Nigerian-trained doctors and nurses are currently working with the British National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom (U.K.) and why many more will join the league. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Public Inspection: HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Health Professions Student Loan Program and Nursing Student Loan Program Administrative Requirements

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:00:00 +0100

Pre-publication notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announcing their intent to continue collecting information as part of the Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) and Nursing Student Loan (NSL) Programs, which provide long-term, low-interest loans to students pursuing eligible degrees. Information will be collected through the Deferment Form (HRSA Form 519) and Annual Operating Report (HRSA Form 501), and is used to determine borrowers' deferment status and monitor program operations and financial activities. Comments regarding the need and use of the information collecting activities must be submitted within 30 days of final publication in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for February 14, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assis...



Nursing Overtime: Should It Be Regulated? Nursing Overtime: Should It Be Regulated?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:14:48 +0100

Nurses working overtime is common, but the practice can have negative effects on patient care. What is needed for effective regulation?Nursing Economics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



EHRs Not Sufficient to Ensure Success in Value - Based Care

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 01:00:00 +0100

EHRs do not necessarily capture information needed; interoperability is poor, analytics are incomplete (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)

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Think Extermination Ends Your Bedbug Woes? Think Again

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:00:00 +0100

(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)



Mothers too young: Inequality fuels adolescent pregnancies in Thailand

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:38:28 +0100

BANGKOK, Thailand –“I had plans for my life, but since I got pregnant I had to plan for my life in a different way,” said Fern*, 18. “If I knew this was going to happen, I would have just focused on my studies. I would not have bothered with that guy.”Dressed in a loose-fitting maternity dress, Fern sat in a room full of women and girls, some pregnant, others nursing newborns. (Source: UNFPA News)



Who Gets Unneeded Antibiotics Most Often?

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:55:40 +0100

Nurse practitioners and physician assistants were 15 percent more likely than a doctor to prescribe an antibiotic to adults with these four conditions, the study found. (Source: WebMD Health)



Training the Trainers to Ensure Customer Satisfaction

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:59:13 +0100

Medical device manufacturers have a thorough understanding of the science behind their products, every indication of use, and the cost savings or patient benefit when the device is used in practice. And they should, given the hundreds or thousands of hours in clinical verifications and trials required to receive regulatory clearance. As brochures are made for educating decision makers on the features and benefits of a device and instructions for use (IFUs) are produced for customers to reference before and during use, a manufacturer training program needs to be reproducible while still accommodating the preferences of each customer healthcare organization to best inform their practitioners. A device implementation training program should aim to establish adaptable processes while adhering...



Student nurses at four London universities to get job offer guarantees

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:26:00 +0100

Student nurses from universities in north central and east London are to be the first in the city that are guaranteed an offer of employment at local NHS trusts, under a new initiative. (Source: Nursing Times)

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FDA Food Code

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:07:40 +0100

A model that assists food control jurisdictions at all levels of government by providing them with a scientifically sound technical and legal basis for regulating the retail and food service segment of the industry (restaurants and grocery stores and institutions such as nursing homes) (Source: PHPartners.org)



Charity urges caution after start of national ‘pharmacy first’ campaign

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:27:00 +0100

A meningitis charity has urged caution after the start of a major awareness campaign to encourage parents to “think pharmacist first” for minor illness in their children. (Source: Nursing Times)