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    Open World Brings Insights to Local Nurses

    Open World Brings Insights to Local Nurses
    Rhonda Bender, Nicholle Bieberdorf and Alice Thompson, nursing instructors from Northwest Technical College, got an up-close look at health care in Russia. During their tour of a regional health hospital, the nurses were asked to watch at his side as the doctor performed surgery on a patient. "We were blown away with how much we got to see," said Bender. From ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurses Press for Remedy for Summer Pay Gap: On Friday Received 1st Check in 2 Months

    Nurses Press for Remedy for Summer Pay Gap: On Friday Received 1st Check in 2 Months
    BRIDGEPORT - School nurses here received their first pay check in more than two months Friday, but they still haven't been paid for eight weeks over the summer despite assurances from Mayor Bill Finch that they would. "We met with the mayor and he essentially apologized. He said he would do his best to make it right as soon as possible," ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    1,200 Nurses Make a House Call to Dianne Feinstein To Demand She Cosponsor Employee Free Choice Act

    1,200 registered nurses representing every state in the union will make a house call to Dianne Feinstein this Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. to demand she become a cosponsor of the Employee Free Choice Act. The nurse action will come as part of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee national convention. The nurses will leave a rose with a personalized note ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Two AIDS-Resistant Antibodies Isolated

    Two AIDS-Resistant Antibodies Isolated
    After years of research, scientists in California say they have isolated two antibodies that prevent human immunodeficiency virus from becoming full-blown AIDS. The discovery could lead to a vaccine against AIDS, scientists at Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla said. Researchers collected blood samples from more than 1,800 people in Thailand, Australia and Africa who had been infected with HIV for ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Nurses and Retirement Security: A Looming Crisis?

    Nurses and Retirement Security: A Looming Crisis?
    Nurses appear to be taking far better care of their patients than they are their financial futures, according to a survey released today by the Center for American Nurses and the Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER). The Nurse Investor Education Survey reveals that nurses may be saving for retirement, but few are planning and investing to meet retirement needs. ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Internet Addiction Center Opens in U.S.

    Internet Addiction Center Opens in U.S.
    FALL CITY, Wash. — Ben Alexander spent nearly every waking minute playing the video game "World of Warcraft." As a result, he flunked out of the University of Iowa. Alexander, 19, needed help to break an addiction he calls as destructive as alcohol or drugs. He found it in this suburb of high-tech Seattle, where what claims to be the first ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    No More Mandatory Overtime for Texas Nurses

    No More Mandatory Overtime for Texas Nurses
    Hospitals in Texas can no longer require registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses to work mandatory overtime. The law, which went into effect Tuesday, makes Texas the 15th state to prohibit the practice of forcing nurses to work longer than their scheduled shifts. "It's very, very important for patient safety," said Fernando Losada, state director of the National Nurses Organizing Committee ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Patients, Nurses Celebrate 1959 Heart Surgeries

    Patients, Nurses Celebrate 1959 Heart Surgeries
    DAYTON - Rebecca Aygarn Talkie can't recall if she was fearful of undergoing open-heart surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital on Nov. 13, 1959. She was 4. But Talkie does remember being "very upset" at being placed in a crib, and jealous of a child who had more toys than her. Talkie, one of the region's first open-heart patients, was among the ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Retired Nurses Return As Nightingales at Baylor Plano

    Retired Nurses Return As Nightingales at Baylor Plano
    Gigi Steele spent her nursing career at the bedside of cancer patients. Now she's spending part of her retirement there, too. "I have a passion for this," the 72-year-old Plano resident explained. "It's hard to walk away from a calling, even when you're retired." Steele is one of eight women known as the Nightingales, a recently formed group of retired registered ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    $40 Million to Fight Hospital Infections

    $40 Million to Fight Hospital Infections
    The U.S. government is using $40 million of Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to help hospitals fight healthcare-associated infections. "Americans expect to get better when they go to the hospital, not worse," Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services said in a statement. "Unfortunately, every year, thousands of Americans die from illness they contract after they enter the hospital." The ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    RN 'Super Union' Adopts Name: National Nurses United Sets Founding Convention Dec. 7 in Arizona

    RN 'Super Union' Adopts Name: National Nurses United Sets Founding Convention Dec. 7 in Arizona
    Leaders of three major nurses organizations that are coming together to form the largest registered nurses union and professional association in U.S. history announced today that they will hold a founding convention December 7- 8 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Meeting in Minneapolis last week, leaders of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses, and Massachusetts Nurses Association also agreed ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Hickory, NC Man Works to Advance Nursing

    Hickory, NC Man Works to Advance Nursing
    As a 15-year-old orderly at a Rutherford County hospital, Eddie Beard was impressed by the highly structured, nearly formalized interactions among nurses in crisp, white uniforms and doctors in immaculate lab coats. "It was almost like a dance," said Beard, now the 46-year-old senior vice president of patient services at Catawba Valley Medical Center. "I fell in love with the hospital ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Opinion: Health Reform Can Count on Nurses

    Opinion: Health Reform Can Count on Nurses
    One issue often overlooked in health care reform discussions is how the shortage of primary care physicians could undermine the quest for universal coverage. The American Academy of Family Physicians estimates that residency programs need to graduate 3,700 to 4,100 family physicians per year to meet the growing need. But only 1,083 graduating U.S. medical students chose to enter family medicine ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    School Nurses Tackle Meningitis Vaccines

    School Nurses Tackle Meningitis Vaccines
    School nurses and families affected by a potentially deadly form of meningitis recently launched a national consumer education initiative, called Voices of Meningitis. The initiative strongly urges parents to vaccinate preteens and teens, who are at greater risk of getting meningococcal disease, including meningococcal meningitis--a rare, but serious bacterial infection. The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) has joined with parents, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    RN Accused of Drug Theft

    RN Accused of Drug Theft
    A Pymatuning Township man has been accused of taking prescription painkillers for his own use from UPMC Horizon, Greenville, where he worked as a registered nurse. Michael K. Miller, 47, of 1703 Park Lane, was charged by the state Attorney General's office with acquisition of a controlled substance by fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge, which is a felony, and possession of ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Ex-Nursing Student Awarded $450,000

    Ex-Nursing Student Awarded $450,000
    A Georgia woman expelled from nursing school 13 weeks before graduation will receive $450,000 for her ordeal, a jury has decided. Sara Castle, 55, was thrown out of Appalachian Technical College in Jasper, Ga., after she blew the whistle on an instructor who wasn't providing students with sufficient clinical training time, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday. Castle said she and the ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Staff at Veterans Nursing Home Feels Terrorized By Administrator

    Staff at Veterans Nursing Home Feels Terrorized By Administrator
    DAYTONA BEACH - A State Department of Children and Families Inspector General's Investigation found that many staffers at a Daytona Beach Veteran's Nursing Home found the workplace environment to be problematic. The probe found that 35 of 57 staff members had particular concerns about the administrator at the Emory L. Bennett Memorial State Veteran's Nursing Home. The administrator, Belkis Pineyro-Wiggins, was ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurse Retires After Astonishing 52 Year Career

    Nurse Retires After Astonishing 52 Year Career
    A nurse who dedicated more than 50 years to caring for the sick has hung up her scrubs for the final time. Reta Scott, a theater nurse at Glasgow's Victoria Infirmary, has retired at the age of 70 - after a 52-year career. Colleagues of the oldest NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde staff member have paid tribute to the woman they ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Nurses Learn to Help Patients Deal With Pain

    Nurses Learn to Help Patients Deal With Pain
    Hospital stays are generally considered uncomfortable at best, so nurses at Memorial Hospital in Belleville are working to help alleviate some of the pain. The hospital recently started a pain resource nurse program, which offers nurses extra training in pain management to help their patients become as comfortable as possible. Nurses attend a three-day training session at Northwestern University in Chicago ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    'Cruel' Nurses Slammed Over Care of Elderly

    'Cruel' Nurses Slammed Over Care of Elderly
    NHS nurses came under fire today for their "cruel" and "demeaning" treatment of elderly patients. TV agony aunt and former nurse Claire Rayner said she was "sickened" by what has happened to some parts of her profession. The president of the Patients Association also called for "bad" nurses to be struck off the medical register. A report from the charity today ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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