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    Nurse Recruiter Admits $400,000 Fraud

    Nurse Recruiter Admits $400,000 Fraud
    A man who was hired to recruit foreign nurses for a Pittsburgh company pleaded guilty this week to illegally taking at least $400,000. Anthony J. Aliucci, 39, of Mars, entered a plea to one count of mail fraud in federal court on Wednesday. According to the U.S. attorney's office, Mr. Aliucci was contracted by Global Nursing Solutions in 2003 to recruit ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    All UK Nurses to Have 4 Year Degrees by 2012

    All UK Nurses to Have 4 Year Degrees by 2012
    All nurses will need to be educated to degree level from 2013, the Government announced today. At present, nurses receive a diploma after two or three years of training but they will now have to complete three or four years to obtain a degree. The move is as a result of changes to the way nurses work, including handling more advanced ...
    Published almost 8 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 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Oldest Living RN Dies on Her 108th Birthday

    Oldest Living RN Dies on Her 108th Birthday
    RICHMOND HEIGHTS -- Clyantha Stanford Glover, believed to be America’s oldest living registered nurse, died today on her 108th birthday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond Heights. Her family and friends had planned to mark the day with a cake and celebration this afternoon. Mrs. Glover was born Jan. 16, 1901, in Paris, Texas. She outlived three siblings. She came to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +10
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    What an Average American Woman Eats

    This graphic, from Visual Economics, breaks down the elements of our diet in pounds. The quantity of fruits and vegetables we eat is actually a little higher than I'd expect, though we still consume more sweets and sodium than we should. The chart also doesn't expose the extent to which corn goes into other foods. If you want to find ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurses Get Hands-On Trauma Training

    Nurses Get Hands-On Trauma Training
    July 20 - Megan Brown of the Washington County Lifesaving Crew wedged herself into the floorboard of a sidewise pickup in the Virginia Highlands Community College parking lot and smeared fake blood on her face. She's getting ready for a femur fracture and a head injury and in about half an hour. In front of the two dozen Nursing Workforce Diversity ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    'Pregnant' Robot Simulates Birth Scenarios

    'Pregnant' Robot Simulates Birth Scenarios
    As nurses held her legs aloft and a doctor prepared to catch the baby, Noelle groaned in time with her contractions. All that was missing was the screaming. "In real deliveries, we have family members screaming," said Dana Dugan, a registered nurse at St. Vincent Healthcare. Dugan was among nurses who were introduced Monday to Noelle, a robot that simulates giving ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    NursingLink Blog

    NursingLink features the postings of several active nurse bloggers. These bloggers vary in age and level of nursing experience in an attempt to cover all areas of the nursing profession. If you would like to share any of your own blog postings to be featured, please submit them here. h4. Tales from the ER: Drug Seeker Stories by _ERNursey_ I was ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Which Patient is Telling the Truth?

    Which Patient is Telling the Truth?
    Patient number 1 is a 40ish man with no medical history that comes in from his job at a construction site where he suffered a sudden onset of right flank pain. Driven in by a co-worker he is barely able to walk in, hunched over, pale, sweaty, diaphoretic, writhing on the gurney, tachycardic and hypertensive. Shortly after getting to triage he ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Nurse Admits to Injecting Mother with Morphine

    Nurse Admits to Injecting Mother with Morphine
    SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—A Marin County nurse will probably avoid a prison sentence after admitting she injected her elderly mother with a massive dose of morphine. Susan Dixon agreed to plead guilty to felony elder abuse Tuesday after being told by the judge her guilty plea would keep her out of state prison. If convicted, the 52-year-old Dixon could have been sentenced ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Largest RN Union Issues Urgent Call for Nurse Volunteers to Assist Earthquake Ravaged Haiti

    Largest RN Union Issues Urgent Call for Nurse Volunteers to Assist Earthquake Ravaged Haiti
    OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 13 -- The nation's largest organization of registered nurses tonight activated its nationwide disaster relief program to recruit nurse volunteers to provide assistance to residents of earthquake devastated Haiti, the National Nurses United announced Tuesday night. You can give a one-time $10 donation to the Red Cross for the destruction in Haiti by texting "HAITI" to 90999, which ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Fake Nurse Treats Patients for 18 Months

    Fake Nurse Treats Patients for 18 Months
    A 57-year-old Ruskin woman used a forged copy of a nursing license to help practice health care without a license, according to the Florida Department of Health. The department's Tampa Unlicensed Activity Unit worked with Hillsborough County deputies to arrest Brenda Miller on Thursday. She was charged with three felonies: unlicensed practice of a health care, practicing nursing without a license ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    LA Police to Investigate Threats to Octuplet Mom

    LA Police to Investigate Threats to Octuplet Mom
    LOS ANGELES – Police said Thursday they will investigate death threats against octuplet mom Nadya Suleman and advise her publicist on how to handle a torrent of other nasty messages that have flooded his office. Word that the 33-year-old single, unemployed mother is receiving public assistance to care for the 14 children she conceived through in vitro fertilization has stoked furor ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Woman Has Kidney Removed Through Her Belly Button

    Woman Has Kidney Removed Through Her Belly Button
    A British patient has become the first in Europe to undergo a revolutionary procedure to remove an organ through a single tiny incision in the belly button. Nurse Susie White, 30, had a kidney removed using the technique – known as Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) – and has been left with no visible scars. Doctors made a hole less than ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    UPDATE: Police Searching for Shooter at University of New Mexico Hospital

    [photo:181146] Police continue their search for Cesar Dominguez-Garcia, age 21, CNN reports. The suspect was visiting the University of New Mexico Hospital with his girlfriend Tuesday afternoon. According to reports, the suspect became upset and reported fired a shot on the hospital campus; nobody was injured. Parts of the University of New Mexico Hospital were on lockdown as police searched for ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    3 Nursing Home Employees Arrested For Forcibly Administrating Psychotropic Drugs

    3 Nursing Home Employees Arrested For Forcibly Administrating Psychotropic Drugs
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—Three employees of a Kern County nursing home are in police custody, accused of forcibly administrating psychotropic drugs to patients to make them easier for staff to control. California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the arrests Wednesday of Gwen Hughes, Debbi Hayes and Dr. Hoshang Pormir. All three worked at the Kern Valley Healthcare District's nursing facility in ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Doctors, Nurses Battle Compassion Fatigue

    Doctors, Nurses Battle Compassion Fatigue
    A U.S. doctor cautions that medical professionals who see their patients die are vulnerable to compassion fatigue. Dr. Caroline Carney Doebbeling of the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis reviewed 57 compassion fatigue studies and says those working with the terminally ill need to be taught what to expect and how to deal with their experiences. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    World's Second Set of Octuplets Born

    World's Second Set of Octuplets Born
    BELLFLOWER, Calif. – A woman gave birth to eight babies in Southern California on Monday, the world's second live-born set of octuplets. The mother, who was not identified, gave birth to six boys and two girls weighing between 1.8 pounds and 3.4 pounds, doctors at Kaiser Permanante hospital told KCAL9. "It's a surprise," Dr. Karen Maples said. "Eight newborns are in ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Separated Twins Doing Well at Children's Hospital

    Separated Twins Doing Well at Children's Hospital
    Successful separation of twins, conjoined from the breastbone to the groin, has occurred only 20 times in the world and never before at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. But in December, a team of 50 doctors and nurses from Children's -- including general and orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists and experts in plastic surgery, urology and organ systems -- separated 2-year-old twins ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Resistant Germs Prevalent in Nursing Homes

    Resistant Germs Prevalent in Nursing Homes
    Residents of nursing homes are one of the main reservoirs of anti-microbial resistant bacteria, U.S. researchers said. Study leader Dr. Erin' O'Fallon, a geriatrician at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and a research fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston said that the prevalence of a certain form of drug-resistant bacteria -- multidrug-resistant gram-negative organisms -- far surpassed that of two ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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