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    Nurses Strike Threatens Patients

    Nurses Strike Threatens Patients
    Nurses in a central Poland hospital say they will keep on striking until they get higher wages, which could force the evacuation of about 220 patients. Nurses and midwives in the state-run hospital in Radom, central Poland, were in the third day of their strike Friday, and said they would not return to work until management meets their demands, Polish Radio ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurse, 88, Celebrates 70 Years in Nursing

    Nurse, 88, Celebrates 70 Years in Nursing
    Jan Fallin's friends and co-workers describe her as independent. The 88-year-old walks to the Dadeland Publix and back with bags in hand to her North Kendall apartment. If something falls to the ground at work, she's the first to pick it up. And because of her independent attitude and desire to do things herself, she continues to enjoy the profession she's ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    N.C. Board of Nursing Investigating 4 Mental Health Nurses

    N.C. Board of Nursing Investigating 4 Mental Health Nurses
    RALEIGH - The N.C. Board of Nursing is investigating at least four Cherry Hospital nurses who neglected a patient who died after being left in a chair without food, water or adequate medical attention for nearly a day. The licensing board launched its inquiry into the actions of the nurses from the troubled mental hospital in Goldsboro in August, but the ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Md. Surgeons Remove Donated Kidney Through Vagina

    Md. Surgeons Remove Donated Kidney Through Vagina
    BALTIMORE – Surgeons removed a woman's kidney through her vagina so she could give it to her ailing niece, an unusual operation they hope will encourage others to donate because it reduces pain, scarring and recovery time. Doctors at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine said donor Kimberly Johnson, 48, and her niece, Jennifer Gilbert, 23, were both doing well following ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Author: Hospitals Must Learn from Errors, Prevent Infections

    Author: Hospitals Must Learn from Errors, Prevent Infections
    When 18-month-old Josie King arrived at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, she had blistering burns on 60% of her body, caused by scalding bath water produced by a broken water heater. Josie seemed to receive the best of care and had surgery to transplant skin grafts onto her scarred body. Yet Josie's mother, Sorrel, who slept on a cot by the girl's ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    "Nurse of the Year" Charged with Not Being a Real Nurse

    "Nurse of the Year" Charged with Not Being a Real Nurse
    A doctor's assistant allegedly spent $2,000 to stage a dinner honouring herself as 'Nurse of the Year' - when she wasn't even registered as a nurse. Betty Lichtenstein, 56, of Norwalk, Connecticut, was charged with reckless endangerment and criminal impersonation charges yesterday for her stunt. She seemed competent enough to other staff at her clinic - she handled injections and gave ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Virtual Medical ID System to Replace Alert Bracelets?

    Virtual Medical ID System to Replace Alert Bracelets?
    WASHINGTON - Emergency health alerts for the Facebook generation? The nation's ambulance crews are pushing a virtual medical ID system to rapidly learn a patient's health history during a crisis - and which can immediately text-message loved ones that the person is headed for a hospital. The Web-based registry, invisibleBracelet.org, started in Oklahoma and got a boost this fall when the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Can Nurses Fix Health Care?

    Can Nurses Fix Health Care?
    The United States spends more than any other country on health care, yet ranks dead last for access, patient safety, coordination, efficiency, and equity. Apparently, we’re not getting much bang for our buck. Sadly, we’ve been in last place for awhile. The Commonwealth Fund analyzes and compares the health systems of seven industrialized countries each year — Australia, Canada, Germany, the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Nurse Myths – “Have You Heard About the Nurse Who…?”

    Nurse Myths – “Have You Heard About the Nurse Who…?”
    Myths and misconceptions abound in every profession, and nursing is no exception. Sometimes these myths come from colleagues, sometimes from people outside the profession—either way, they don’t serve us well. So, the next time you hear a stereotype you know is nonsense, use your know-how to clarify, inform and enlighten. Myth: “Real” nurses work in hospitals. Fact: More than half of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurse Sues After Fingertip Is Bitten Off By Jail Inmate

    Nurse Sues After Fingertip Is Bitten Off By Jail Inmate
    REDDING, Calif. — A nurse is suing Shasta County after a jail inmate brought to the hospital for a mental-health evaluation bit off her fingertip during a fight. Joyce Green says sheriff's deputies didn't properly supervise the inmate at Redding's Shasta Regional Medical Center in May. Green's attorney, Art Morgan, says his client was helping to restrain inmate Dorian Buckner when ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Medics Describe Horror of Conn. Chimp Attack

    Medics Describe Horror of Conn. Chimp Attack
    STAMFORD, Conn. - Her hands looked like they were wrecked by a machine. Eyes wounded, hair yanked out. Face and scalp injuries so extensive, all the blood obscured whatever parts were left. Two of the first medical workers to treat the woman mauled by a chimpanzee in Connecticut this week described her nightmarish injuries Thursday as she was transferred to the ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Celebrate National Nurses Week!

    Celebrate National Nurses Week!
    National Nurses Week coincides with Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12. Many consider Nightingale the founder of modern nursing. The history of Nurses Week began in 1953 when Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare sent the proposal to President Eisenhower. In 1974, President Nixon proclaimed a “National Nurse Week.” The celebration of National Hospital Week began in ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Hospital: Obama-Named Baby First of Many

    Hospital: Obama-Named Baby First of Many
    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Officials at a Florida hospital said they expect a baby born election night to be only the first of many named after President-elect Barack Obama. Marla Oxenhandler, spokeswoman for the Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, said Sanjae Obama Fisher was born at about 8 p.m. Tuesday to Patrick and Sasha Hall Fisher, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Thursday. ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Haiti's Mass Graves Swell; Doctors Fear More Death

    Haiti's Mass Graves Swell; Doctors Fear More Death
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Workers are carving out mass graves on a hillside north of Haiti's capital, using earth-movers to bury 10,000 people in a single day even as relief workers warn that Haitians are still dying of injuries from the Jan. 12 quake for lack of medical care. Clinics have 12-day waiting lists for patients, untreated injuries are festering and ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Fla. Hospital Defends Secretly Deporting Patient

    Fla. Hospital Defends Secretly Deporting Patient
    STUART, Fla. - All sides agree on one thing in the case of a South Florida hospital that secretly repatriated a seriously brain injured patient back to Guatemala. During the early hours of a steamy July 2003 morning, Martin Memorial Medical Center chartered a private plane and sent Luis Jimenez back to the Central American country without telling his relatives in ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    UT-Arlington Plans to Double Nursing-School Students

    UT-Arlington Plans to Double Nursing-School Students
    The University of Texas at Arlington plans to double enrollment at its nursing school over the next three years, following a trend throughout the region and the country. Texas Woman's University in Denton and Texas Christian University in Fort Worth have also expanded their nursing programs to meet the demand from students and the healthcare industry. Although recruitment of nurses has ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Octuplets Mom Calls Fired Nurses Unprofessional

    Octuplets Mom Calls Fired Nurses Unprofessional
    LOS ANGELES—Octuplets mother Nadya Suleman says she fired volunteer nurses working in her home because they were unprofessional and invasive. In a video posted Tuesday to RadarOnline.com, Suleman alleges that Angels in Waiting founder Linda West-Conforti made repeated and unprofessional threats that her children were going to be abducted. Suleman says she was also uncomfortable with what she called constant interrogations ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Researchers Reach First Automated Surgery Milestones

    ‘Rudimentary robot was able to perform simple surgical procedures without human assistance.’ - Doctors and surgeons already make use of some types of robots to perform procedures where the precision of the operation required is often more than a human can consistently offer. Some researchers say that the day when these robots can perform procedures without the need for humans is ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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