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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Medical Wonders: The Amazing PillCam

    Medical Wonders: The Amazing PillCam
    Resources • Nursing Scholarships • Nursing Degree Programs • Job Search • Groups • Discussions Cameras the size of pills could “put eyes on tools," going into the body to detect cancer. This new device, invented at the University of Washington, has seven fiber optic cables and will be able to detect early signs of esophageal cancer. Eric Seibel, the ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Recording Studio in Hospital About More Than Music

    Recording Studio in Hospital About More Than Music
    HOUSTON — Just down the hall from the chemo infusion rooms at Texas Children's Hospital, Jalen Huckabay was about to slip into another world, away from the wearying regimen of pokes, prods and pinches she'd endured since being diagnosed with lymphoma in November. For the next few hours, the curly-haired, cherub-faced 16-year-old would become a songwriter. Purple Songs Can Fly, a ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 10 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Medical Wonders: Almost Skin

    Medical Wonders: Almost Skin
    Resources • Nursing Scholarships • Nursing Degree Programs • Job Search • Groups • Discussions Designers have developed pyjamas that regulate body temperature, stop itching and ensure a good night’s sleep, it has been claimed. A woman tries out the pyjamas which, it is claimed, will regulate one’s temperature and put an end to scratching in bed The nightwear, which ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Houston Hospitals Compete to Lure Expectant Moms

    Houston Hospitals Compete to Lure Expectant Moms
    After Valerie Sulma gave birth last week, nurses applied ink to her baby girl’s feet and stamped the footprints on the scrub shirt the new dad was wearing, a keepsake for the occasion. The following day, Sulma watched The Newborn Channel and ordered breakfast from the hospital room-service menu. Isabella Faith, 6 pounds, 14 ounces, lay in her mother’s lap, wearing ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Best Places to Work: Griffin Hospital (4)

    Best Places to Work: Griffin Hospital (4)
    Based in Derby, Connecticut, this 160-bed hospital offers exceptional benefits and care so it’s no wonder 6,691 people applied for its 180 openings last year. Medically, Griffin integrates the patient-friendly Planetree Model of Care (which permits dog therapy visits, for example). This may be part of the reason the hospital has a 97% patient satisfaction rating. h4. Average Annual Pay Registered ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Octuplets Born in California Doing 'Very Well'

    Octuplets Born in California Doing 'Very Well'
    BELLFLOWER, Calif. – The octuplets born to a mother in Southern California are doing "very, very well" and breathing on their own, one of their doctors said Tuesday. Dr. Mandhir Gupta, a neonatologist at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center, told ABC's "Good Morning America" the eight babies were in stable condition. Two of the newborns — the second live octuplets born ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Good Deeds Help Neighbors

    Good Deeds Help Neighbors
    A need unseen is often a need unmet, but many San Diegans opened their eyes wide this holiday season. They saw opportunities to turn their generous spirits into generous acts, especially as the economy sinks. These are only a few stories of giving, only a few of the people who stepped in when they noticed a need: a La Jolla ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    No Scars: New Obesity Surgery Goes Through Mouth

    No Scars: New Obesity Surgery Goes Through Mouth
    CHICAGO — Doctors are testing a new kind of obesity surgery without any cuts through the abdomen, snaking a tube as thick as a garden hose down the throat to snap staples into the stomach. The experimental, scar-free procedure creates a narrow passage that slows the food as it moves from the upper stomach into the lower stomach, helping patients feel ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Home Health Nurse Wins National Award

    Home Health Nurse Wins National Award
    July 12 - TUPELO - As Registered Nurse Jan Starling was preparing to transition from work on a hospital floor to home health, one of her colleagues had a dire prediction. "I don't know how you're going to make it in home health. You cry when we send them home from the hospital," she recalled a co-worker telling her. "What are ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer

    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer
    We all know that before bringing you on board, a potential employer will do some vetting. They'll scour the internet searching for digital dirt, or any discrepancies from your resume. They'll try to get a glimpse into your personality. They want to know as much as they can about you. After all, they’re about to let you – an unknown quantity ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Researchers Complete Windows-Smartphone Ultrasound Machine

    Researchers Complete Windows-Smartphone Ultrasound Machine
    Soon your cell phone will be able to see your babies and innards When the iPhone OS v3.0 came out, there was talk of medical peripherals at Apple's presentation. While such thoughts might strike some as odd, the prospect of medical devices attached to smartphones is becoming increasingly considered. A pair of computer engineers at Washington University has developed a USB-based ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurse Practioners Pick Up the Slack in Providing Primary Care

    Nurse Practioners Pick Up the Slack in Providing Primary Care
    Like so many primary-care providers strapped for time, Tricia Angulo-Bartlett crams as much as she can into a 15-minute patient visit. At one last week, she counseled Amy Tucker about her coming surgery, evaluated her chronic sinusitis and scribbled a few prescriptions, taking time to explain the side effects and directions of each one. Along the way, she managed to ask ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    60-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth to Twins in Canada

    60-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth to Twins in Canada
    CALGARY, Alberta — A 60-year-old woman in western Canada gave birth to twin boys after undergoing fertility treatments, Canadian national media reported Thursday. Ranjit Hayer became a mother for the first time on Tuesday at Calgary's Foothills Hospital, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. The Canadian Press news agency said the Calgary Health Region confirmed a 60-year-old woman had given birth. ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 about 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    New Advice: Skip Mammograms in 40s, Start at 50

    New Advice: Skip Mammograms in 40s, Start at 50
    NEW YORK - Most women don't need a mammogram in their 40s and should get one every two years starting at 50, a government task force said Monday. It's a major reversal that conflicts with the American Cancer Society's long-standing position. Also, the task force said breast self-exams do no good and women shouldn't be taught to do them. For most ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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