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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 6 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 almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Best Places to Work: Southern Ohio (8)

    Best Places to Work: Southern Ohio (8)
    A Nursing Magnet facility, Southern Ohio provides both a hospital and home-based care. It has 2,032 employees, including 99 new jobs added last year. The voluntary turnover rate is 4%. Only 2% of its employees are minorities; 84% are women. Last year 6,000-plus applicants applied to work at the center. h4. Average Annual Pay Nurse Manager $82,077 Registered Nurse $58,407 Search ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Why This RN Published Her Daughter’s Diary

    Why This RN Published Her Daughter’s Diary
    I never intended to write a book for the general public. As a nurse educator, all of my writing has always been for professional publications. Then I found my 19-year-old daughter’s prayer journal in her bedside drawer on the day she died of sarcoma. Melissa had always kept diaries, but this one contained her private letters to God. Melissa’s colorful handwriting ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nurse Accused of Siphoning Dying Woman's Morphine

    Nurse Accused of Siphoning Dying Woman's Morphine
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Prosecutors have charged a nurse with stealing morphine by siphoning it from a dying woman's bedside at the University of Michigan hospital. Washtenaw County authorities say 48-year-old Esther Najer used a syringe to steal the morphine four times Sept. 6 from the room of meningitis patient LaKrisha Dobbins. Dobbins' mother, Janette Birton, says Najer entered her daughter's ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Obama to Rescind Bush Abortion Rule

    Obama to Rescind Bush Abortion Rule
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is moving to rescind a federal rule that reinforced protections for medical providers who refuse to perform abortions or other procedures on moral grounds, an official said Friday. [widget:more_lead_gen] A Health and Human Services official said the administration will publish notice of its intentions early next week, and open a 30-day comment period for advocates, medical ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    State Board Accuses Octomom's Doctor of Negligence

    State Board Accuses Octomom's Doctor of Negligence
    LOS ANGELES - The fertility doctor who Nadya Suleman claimed helped her conceive her brood of 14 has been formally accused of negligence and violation of professional guidelines by the California Medical Board. The state licensing body said Monday that Beverly Hills fertility doctor Michael Kamrava acted "beyond the reasonable judgment of any treating physician" by repeatedly providing fertility treatment to ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Separated Twin Close to Leaving Children's Hospital

    Separated Twin Close to Leaving Children's Hospital
    PHOENIX - One of two conjoined twins born in August and separated from his brother in January is set to leave Phoenix Children's Hospital this week. Doctors are releasing Angel Mendoza, but his brother Alex will remain hospitalized a while longer. The twins were once connected from their chests to their hips and doctors spent hours untangling and cutting the boys ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Resources for Flood Victims

    Resources for Flood Victims
    With Typhoon Ketsana brewing in the Pacific and drenching storms flooding southeast America, death tolls are rising as the need for disaster relief aid intensifies in these areas. If you live in one of these storm-tossed areas, be sure to follow these tips to stay safe, healthy and most importantly, alive. Flood-Related Injuries and Safety Guidelines Flood-related injuries and illnesses reported ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Ill. Nurse's Assistant Charged in Freezing Death

    Ill. Nurse's Assistant Charged in Freezing Death
    WHEATON, Ill. — A nurse's assistant faces felony charges of criminal neglect in the death of an 89-year-old woman whose frozen body was found in a snowbank outside her nursing home, prosecutors said Tuesday. Heidi Leon, 23, of Bensenville, was named in five felony counts in connection with Sarah Wentworth's death at The Arbor of Itasca. Wentworth left the nursing home ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Hospitals Using 'Quick Look' Strategy To Ease Crowded ERs

    Hospitals Using 'Quick Look' Strategy To Ease Crowded ERs
    A patient at the Memorial-area emergency department barely warms a seat in the waiting room before a nurse beckons and starts asking questions. Beyond the desk and behind a thin curtain, the nurse checks the patient's blood pressure. During a chat, she assesses the medical problem. To save time, she may process a urine sample instead of sending out for lab ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Violence Against Health Care Workers a Growing Concern

    Violence Against Health Care Workers a Growing Concern
    Here is some of the on-the-job training Tyrne Wade has learned while working as a nurse at Danbury Hospital. When you're trying to restrain a patient who is already at the flailing stage, keep your guard up. "I've been punched," Wade said. Not a serious injury, she said, but a punch. Don't wear a necklace that hangs outside your uniform. Don't ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    "Babies" Movie Examines Prenatal Care Around the World

    "Babies" Movie Examines Prenatal Care Around the World
    NEW YORK, April 28- USNewswire - Babies, a new movie to be released by Focus Features across the country on Friday, May 7, Mother's Day weekend, simultaneously follows four babies around the world -- from birth to first steps. The children are, respectively, in order of on-screen introduction: Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia; Bayarjargal, who resides with ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Mandatory Overtime for Nurses Now Banned in Pa.

    Mandatory Overtime for Nurses Now Banned in Pa.
    There were no parades or fireworks Wednesday, but July 1 was the independence day that so many nurses and hospital caregivers had hoped and battled for. Among those many was Lois Cusick of Mt. Lebanon, who has worked at UPMC's Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic for 26 years. She, and all other nurses and caregivers in the state, are now largely ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    A Doctor's 'Soul' is Tormented By Medical Errors

    A Doctor's 'Soul' is Tormented By Medical Errors
    For his new book, The Soul of Medicine, author Sherwin Nuland asked doctors to tell him about their most memorable patients. Rather than tout the medical conundrums they've solved or the lives they've saved, some shared tales about patients whom lay readers might think they'd most like to forget: There's the elderly Holocaust survivor who reluctantly agrees to have surgery for ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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