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    Nurse Swapped Painkiller with Saltwater

    Nurse Swapped Painkiller with Saltwater
    About 200 former surgery patients at Boulder Community Hospital have been told they may have been given saltwater instead of a painkiller, 9News reported Thursday night. The hospital and Boulder police are investigating a nurse the hospital says was stealing the powerful drug Fentanyl. A hospital spokesman told 9News the nurse had been replacing the drug in the vial with sterile ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Did Medical Bills Lead to Peoria Nurse's Firing?

    Did Medical Bills Lead to Peoria Nurse's Firing?
    Tony Dewitt was not going to win his battle with prostate cancer. He knew it. His wife, Phillis, knew it. The people at the hospital where she worked knew it. But still, Phillis was taken aback when her supervisor asked whether Tony planned to seek hospice care. "He's not ready to give up," Dewitt said she responded. When her boss raised ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Infusion Therapy Offers a Niche For Nurses

    Infusion Therapy Offers a Niche For Nurses
    As more medications become available on an outpatient basis, the boom in infusion centers bodes well for nurses wanting to work in this niche. Infusion therapy is the intravenous administration of antibiotics, chemotherapy, pain control, nutritional support or other medicines. There are infusion centers in doctors' offices, hospitals and free-standing clinics. And some nurses provide infusion as part of home health ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Despite Layoffs, Nurses in Demand: Nurse Educators Needed

    Despite Layoffs, Nurses in Demand: Nurse Educators Needed
    The news in recent weeks has been jolting to many in a profession that most considered recession- proof. Licensed professional nurses have been laid off in significant numbers at area hospitals and clinics. "Students do question, 'Will there be a job for me when I graduate?'" said Cheryl Pratt, regional dean of nursing for Rasmussen College. The answer, said Pratt and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Cancer Survivors Take to the Road to Help Patients

    Cancer Survivors Take to the Road to Help Patients
    Betty Beeson says the hardest thing about being a driver for the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program is she doesn't get called on enough. Not enough people know about it, she says. Road to Recovery is a free program for cancer patients. The American Cancer Society matches patients with drivers who take them to and from the hospital for ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    President Obama Signs 2009 Proclamation Naming March "Red Cross Month"

    President Obama Signs 2009 Proclamation Naming March "Red Cross Month"
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 - March has officially been declared Red Cross Month by order of a Presidential Proclamation signed by President Barack Obama today, marking the 66th time the month of March has been celebrated in honor of the organization. The Red Cross has continued to serve those suffering from large- and small-scale disasters. The organization is best known for its ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    16 Hilarious Home Remedies

    16 Hilarious Home Remedies
    Summertime. Most of us love it. Some of us are plagued with allergies, bug bites, bee stings, sunburns, and all the other joys that being outside in lovely weather bring with it. Just the other day at work I was involved in a conversation with fellow coworkers about holistic remedies for everyday summertime woes. Sure, I took note of some of ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nurse: Concern About Dying Patient's Drugs Ignored

    Nurse: Concern About Dying Patient's Drugs Ignored
    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.—An operating room nurse testified that she was ignored when she questioned the drugs given a dying patient and the presence of a transplant surgeon accused of trying to hasten his death. Jennifer Wiley said she was told the transplant team would remain outside the operating room until Ruben Navarro was declared dead. State law prohibits transplant teams ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Are Hospitals Doing Enough For the Poor?

    Are Hospitals Doing Enough For the Poor?
    Each year, Central Indiana's four major nonprofit hospitals receive tens of millions of dollars in tax breaks in return for providing outreach programs and care for the poor. But those hospitals' current level of "charity care" - care for which they expect no payment - raises questions about whether they deserve those tax breaks and whether measures should be taken to ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Cross-Dressing Doctor Who Killed Wife Found Hanged

    Cross-Dressing Doctor Who Killed Wife Found Hanged
    NORFOLK, Mass. — A cross-dressing dermatologist serving life in prison for killing his estranged wife, who was shot in front of witnesses, has been found hanged in his cell, a prisons spokeswoman said Tuesday. Richard Sharpe was found by his cellmate at MCI-Norfolk on Monday evening and was declared dead at a hospital, said Department of Correction spokeswoman Diane Wiffin. The ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Law Stiffens Penalties for Assaulting Nurses

    Law Stiffens Penalties for Assaulting Nurses
    BOSTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Massachusetts Senate cast a unanimous vote today to pass legislation which will stiffen the penalties of those who assault nurses and other health care workers, one of a series of measures the state's nurses are proposing to address the growing problem of workplace violence in health care settings. The House of Representatives had passed the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Neo-natal Nurse Taped Pacifier to Infant's Mouth

    Neo-natal Nurse Taped Pacifier to Infant's Mouth
    Authorities said Thursday they may charge a pediatric nurse-turned-foster-mother with child homicide after she confessed to taping a pacifier to an infant’s mouth. Angela Deniece Dukes, 30, also lost her foster care license Thursday after a clean history of caring for three other children before the Feb. 8 death of 9-month-old Curtis Williams, officials with the Department of Social Services said. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    New Malpractice Idea in Health Care Debate

    New Malpractice Idea in Health Care Debate
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's willingness to consider alternatives to medical malpractice lawsuits is providing a boost for taking such cases out of the courtroom and letting experts, not juries, decide their merits. The idea of appointing neutral experts to sift malpractice facts from allegations appeals to conservatives in both political parties. They want to address medical liability as part of ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Is Chemo Working? Scans May Give Faster Answer

    Is Chemo Working? Scans May Give Faster Answer
    NEW YORK – When Mike Stevens learned his lungs were riddled with cancer, it took only a week to start chemotherapy — but six weeks to find out if it was doing any good. "You're going through all this suffering and stuff and you want to know, am I going to survive? Is this stuff working?" said Stevens, 48, of La ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Thanksgiving Wedding Held at Nebraska Hospital

    Thanksgiving Wedding Held at Nebraska Hospital
    OMAHA, Neb. - A Thanksgiving wedding takes place at a Lincoln hospital so the groom's mother can attend. Katie Lautenback and Garrett Schweitzer wanted Schweitzer's mother, Lisa to be at their wedding Friday. But she was injured in an accident earlier this week. Garrett Schweitzer says the didn't want to postpone the wedding. So they tied the knot Thursday at BryanLGH ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Woman Plans To Sue Hospital Over Knife Left in Head

    Woman Plans To Sue Hospital Over Knife Left in Head
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 7 - A Florida woman who claims part of a knife was left inside her head after she was stabbed three years ago said she plans to sue the hospital that treated her. Chad Roberts, an attorney for Edith McQueen of Jacksonville, said his client went to the Shands-Jacksonville Medical Center in August 2005 after she was stabbed ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Hospital Music Therapy Room Named For AC/DC Singer Brian Johnson

    Hospital Music Therapy Room Named For AC/DC Singer Brian Johnson
    SARASOTA, Fla. — A new music therapy room at a hospital on Florida's Gulf Coast is being named for AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson. Johnson and other rock stars have supported an effort to buy music equipment and provide music education for children, including those who are in the hospital. Music equipment and enhancements to the room at Sarasota Memorial Hospital ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Grandma: Octuplets Mom Obsessed With Having Kids

    Grandma: Octuplets Mom Obsessed With Having Kids
    LOS ANGELES – The woman who gave birth to octuplets this week conceived all 14 of her children through in vitro fertilization, is not married and has been obsessed with having children since she was a teenager, her mother said. Angela Suleman told The Associated Press she was not supportive when her daughter, Nadya Suleman, decided to have more embryos implanted ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Pro-Life Health Workers Fight for Conscience Protections

    Pro-Life Health Workers Fight for Conscience Protections
    President Obama's campaign promise to dismantle new conscience protections for health care professionals could let governments and medical institutions threaten the careers of pro-lifers who refuse involvement with abortion and contraception issues, a pro-life medical coalition said yesterday. About 40 doctors, medical students, nurses and lab technicians, all dressed in white lab coats, lined up at the National Press Club on ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Lack of Respect?

    Lack of Respect?
    As a young nurse I found caring for elderly, infirm people a bit of a challenge. While I got on well with my own older relatives none of them were actually that old. I found it difficult to relate to people who were confused, infirm and often incontinent. My elderly care placement during my training was not my favorite. I have ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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