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    Nursing and Teaching the Most Stressful Professions

    Nursing and Teaching the Most Stressful Professions
    Nurses, social workers and teachers have the most stressful jobs, compensation statistics show. Preliminary figures from Safe Work Australia show 970 female workers in the health and community services sector made compensation claims due to mental stress in 2006/07. A total of 6,255 workers across all sectors made a compensation claim for mental stress in the 12-month period. Among male employees, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Oh Baby, 7 Nurses to Deliver

    Oh Baby, 7 Nurses to Deliver
    Patients aren't the only pregnant women hanging around Saint Vincent Health Center's labor and delivery unit. Seven of the unit's 46 nurses are expecting babies. It's the most anyone on the hospital's fifth floor can remember. "I think it's awesome," said Brenda Snyder, R.N., a Saint Vincent nurse manager who oversees many of her pregnant co-workers. "We have these newer, younger ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Recession-Proof Work As Nursing Assistant

    Recession-Proof Work As Nursing Assistant
    Some were high school dropouts while others who signed up for the certified nursing assistant program had undergraduate degrees -- and student loans. As diverse as they were, they had this in common: They had scoured the recession-battered classifieds and, if they couldn't find the job they wanted, then they would prepare themselves for what was available. "Every job I see ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nurses Union Awaits Next Move in Wake of 'Bad Faith' Charge

    Nurses Union Awaits Next Move in Wake of 'Bad Faith' Charge
    YOUNGSTOWN -- A nurses' strike at Northside Medical Center is not imminent. However, in a document filed recently in federal bankruptcy court, the nurses union said the membership is prepared to strike rather than permit Forum to engage in what the union called "the bad-faith reneging on a tentative agreement with impunity." Forum filed in March for protection under Chapter 11 ...
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    RNs Praise House Vote to Permit State Single-Payer Laws

    RNs Praise House Vote to Permit State Single-Payer Laws
    The nation's largest union and professional association of registered nurses today hailed passage of a key amendment in the House Education and Labor Committee to the national healthcare reform bill this morning that would enable individual states to go a step farther and adopt single- payer, Medicare-for-All style reforms. Introduced by Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, the amendment would remove potential ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -3
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    First Person: Local Nurse Put Family Before Dream

    First Person: Local Nurse Put Family Before Dream
    Jennifer McKinney of Clovis traded her dream of being a physician for having a family. Sixteen years later, she has no regrets. She splits her time between her three children and her home health patients as a nurse for Plains Regional Medical Center. McKinney was recently honored with a state award -- the Presbyterian Recognition of Individuals Dedicated to Excellence award ...
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    Pa. Hand-Transplant Patient Looks Forward to Feeling Wife's Hands

    Pa. Hand-Transplant Patient Looks Forward to Feeling Wife's Hands
    PITTSBURGH — From a Pennsylvania hospital bed, Jeff Kepner says he is looking forward to being able to feel his wife's and his daughter's hands when he holds them. The 57-year-old Augusta, Ga., man is the nation's first double hand transplant patient. He held hands with his wife Valarie on Thursday as he talked to news reporters about his recovery at ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurses Add Detective Work to Their Job Skills

    Nurses Add Detective Work to Their Job Skills
    LOUISVILLE -- As Maureen Fogarty approached her patient at University of Louisville Hospital, his dressing gown slipped, revealing the imprint of a tire running across his chest. In the past, Fogarty might have seen that tire mark only as the nasty aftermath of being a crime victim. But after special training as a forensic nurse, Fogarty recognized that print as evidence ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Schwarzenegger Swears in Six New Nursing Board Members

    Schwarzenegger Swears in Six New Nursing Board Members
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger moved Wednesday to head off a burgeoning controversy over the failure of a state nursing board to promptly weed out nurses accused of misconduct including drug theft, violence and medical incompetence. Upon swearing in six new members of the state Board of Registered Nursing, the governor vowed a concerted effort to "protect the people of California." He promised ...
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    Nurses Push for Safer Workplaces

    Nurses Push for Safer Workplaces
    BOSTON -- Nurses joined supportive lawmakers in Boston yesterday to push for stronger protections against violence in the workplace where they say caregivers are increasingly at risk of assault. A legislative committee heard testimony on a bill that would create mandatory minimum sentences for assault and battery against a registered nurse who is providing health care. The bill, heard by the ...
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    EDITORIAL: Governor Right to Act Quickly: Our View: New Board Should Speed Up Review and Discipline for Nurses Who Endanger Patients.

    EDITORIAL: Governor Right to Act Quickly: Our View: New Board Should Speed Up Review and Discipline for Nurses Who Endanger Patients.
    Gov. Schwarzenegger didn't waste any time firing most members of the state Board of Registered Nursing after an L.A. Times report Sunday described in frightening detail how the board failed to discipline scores of nurses who endangered patients in their care. The Times and the nonprofit ProPublica news organization found that, on average, "it took more than three years to investigate ...
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    Oldest Woman to Give Birth Dies, Leaving Twins

    Oldest Woman to Give Birth Dies, Leaving Twins
    MADRID – She devoted years to caring for her mother, who died at age 101. Then Maria del Carmen Bousada embarked on a quest to become a mom herself. She lied to a California fertility clinic to skirt its age limit, and later pointed to her mother's longevity as a reason to expect she'd be around to care for her kids. ...
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    School Nurse Pleads Guilty to Sex with Minor

    A Bolingbrook elementary school nurse faces a three to seven-year prison sentence after admitting to having sexual relations with a minor in 2006, authorities said. Laura J. Obzera, 50, of the 800 block of Bonnie Brae in Bolingbrook, was arrested in September and charged with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for allegedly having had sexual relations with three teen ...
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    House Dems Move to Vote on Health Bill

    House Dems Move to Vote on Health Bill
    WASHINGTON – House Democrats on Thursday pushed ahead with legislation that would deliver on President Barack Obama's promise to remake the health care system and cover some 50 million uninsured, despite concerns from their own party's moderate and conservative lawmakers that the $1.5 trillion plan costs too much. Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf warned lawmakers the legislation that he has ...
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    Salem Nurses Support Bill on Assaults

    Salem Nurses Support Bill on Assaults
    BOSTON -- Life changed completely for Charlene Richardson the day she was brutally assaulted by a patient she was treating in the emergency room of Beverly Hospital. "I don't think I'll ever be the same," she said. Richardson was one of about 40 hospital nurses at the Statehouse yesterday afternoon showing support for a bill that would make assaulting a health ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Surgeon General Pick 'Would Do Anything to Heal'

    Surgeon General Pick 'Would Do Anything to Heal'
    President Obama on Monday nominated for surgeon general an influential rural family physician who has spent the past two decades caring for a shrimping community along the Gulf Coast. Obama said Regina Benjamin understands the needs of the poor and uninsured and is a tireless promoter of wellness programs, making her qualified to be America's advocate during health care reforms. Benjamin ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurse in Spain Baby Death New to Neo-Natal Care

    Nurse in Spain Baby Death New to Neo-Natal Care
    MADRID - A young nurse with no experience in neonatal care made a mistake that caused the death of an infant born to the first person in Spain to die of swine flu, a government official said. The place where the error occurred, Madrid's Gregorio Maranon Hospital, was the same hospital that sent the mother home twice in June when she ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nursing Aide Charged with Voyeurism for Phone Picture Incident

    Nursing Aide Charged with Voyeurism for Phone Picture Incident
    State prosecutors charged a male nursing aide last week with voyeurism for allegedly taking a picture of an exposed patient at a Salt Lake rehabilitation center. Another patient told managing staff it appeared the 44-year-old nursing aide entered the woman's room at night with his camera phone, according to charges filed in 3rd District Court. When managing staff at Evergreen Canyons ...
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    British Girl's Heart Heals Itself After Transplant

    British Girl's Heart Heals Itself After Transplant
    LONDON — British doctors designed a radical solution to save a girl with major heart problems in 1995: they implanted a donor heart directly onto her own failing heart. After 10 years with two blood pumping organs, Hannah Clark's faulty one did what many experts had thought impossible: it healed itself enough so that doctors could remove the donated heart. But ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Need Work? For This Job, You're Paid to Play Sick

    Need Work? For This Job, You're Paid to Play Sick
    HELP WANTED: Folks of all ages and walks of life to play the role of sick patients. You will be helping future doctors hone their skills. Be punctual, flexible, comfortable in your own skin and have a healthy sense of humor. No experience necessary. A crush of applicants -- more than 100 people -- already have answered the call to be ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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