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    Goodbye to "ER": Remembering the Top 5 Episodes

    Goodbye to "ER": Remembering the Top 5 Episodes
    Tonight beings the end of an era. The hit medical drama, "ER," will begin its 15th and final season tonight. It is NBC's second longest-running drama (after Law and Order) and is the longest running medical drama of all time. Originally created by best-selling novelist, Michael Crichton, "ER" was not only lauded for its writing and acting, but for its real-to-life ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Texas Nurse Charged with Killing 5 with Bleach

    Texas Nurse Charged with Killing 5 with Bleach
    LUFKIN, Texas — Kimberly Saenz worked eight months as a nurse at the busiest dialysis clinic in town. Her turbulent final month on the job is all anyone remembers. One patient after another died last April for reasons no one could explain. Ambulances had to rush people to the emergency room almost every day. Things got so grim at the Lufkin ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Nurses Ask for Help Lifting Heavy Patients

    Nurses Ask for Help Lifting Heavy Patients
    A Cape Cod Hospital nurse told state legislators yesterday that the obesity epidemic is hurting American nurses -- particularly in the neck, shoulders and back. Speaking at a hearing on the proposed The Safe Patient Handling Act, registered nurse Beth Piknick said she developed a "never-ending back spasm" after 25 years of heaving lifting on the job. Heavier patients mean nurses ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    HHS: $13.4 Mil. in Financial Assistance to Nurses

    HHS: $13.4 Mil. in Financial Assistance to Nurses
    HHS Deputy Secretary Bill Corr today announced the release of $13.4 million for loan repayments to nurses who agree to practice in facilities with critical shortages and for schools of nursing to provide loans to students who will become nurse faculty. The funds were made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), signed Feb. 17, 2009, by President Obama. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Nurses Fired for Facebook Postings

    Nurses Fired for Facebook Postings
    Protecting patient privacy is one of the cardinal rules in nursing (hello, HIPAA). The legalities behind breaking a patient's trust and breaching their confidentiality is one of the first principles nurses are taught. It doesn't matter how it's done — verbally, on paper, via texting or online — it's still wrong. Earlier this year, five nurses who worked at Tri-City Medical ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Pain Drugs: When Nurses Get Caught in the Middle

    Pain Drugs: When Nurses Get Caught in the Middle
    On a scale of zero to ten, how often do you wish you could somehow wave a magic wand and know how much pain your patient is in—zero being never and ten being every day? Four? Ten? Twenty? ER Doc Brady Pregerson and Nurse Rebekah are ready to “go there” in the first of a four-part series on pain management. Dr. ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nursing Faculty Needed

    Nursing Faculty Needed
    There is a shortage of registered nurses. Yet, tens of thousands of candidates want these secure and well-paying jobs. The prescription to alleviate this national problem is simple: Encourage more experienced nurses to become teachers, so there will be a new generation of nurses ready to take care of an aging population with a long life expectancy. The economic downturn is ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Woman With 2 Wombs Delivers Twins

    Woman With 2 Wombs Delivers Twins
    MARQUETTE, Michigan — A Michigan woman with two wombs has given birth to twin daughters — one from each uterus. Twenty-one-year-old Sarah Reinfelder's babies were delivered seven weeks premature Thursday by Caesarean section at Marquette General Hospital in the Upper Peninsula, The Mining Journal and WLUC-TV reported. "I'm so excited," Reinfelder said after the twins were born. "I couldn't sleep at ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    RN 'Super Union' Adopts Name: National Nurses United

    RN 'Super Union' Adopts Name: National Nurses United
    Leaders of three major nurses organizations that are coming together to form the largest registered nurses union and professional association in U.S. history announced today that they will hold a founding convention December 7- 8 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Meeting in Minneapolis last week, leaders of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses, and Massachusetts Nurses Association also agreed ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Mich. Twins Born on Different Days, Months, Years

    Mich. Twins Born on Different Days, Months, Years
    ROCHESTER, Mich. — They're twins, all right, despite what their spanking new birth certificates say. Tariq Griffin entered the world at 12:17 a.m. on New Year's Day at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, Mich. Twin brother Tarrance was born a bit earlier — 26 minutes to be exact. That means the boys have the unique distinction of having been born on different ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Ever Considered Forensic Nursing?

    Ever Considered Forensic Nursing?
    A young woman with multiple stab wounds arrives at a Beaumont hospital. As trauma surgeons begin to treat her injuries, a specialized nurse photographs the gashes. She slips between the busy doctors, scraping underneath the woman's fingernails, noting hand wounds typical in fighting off an attack with a knife. Until recently , Southeast Texas patients only got this kind of treatment ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Hospitals Look Into Ways to Prevent Newborn Falls

    Hospitals Look Into Ways to Prevent Newborn Falls
    The new mother was crying frantically when the nurse entered her hospital room. "I dropped her," she said. "I dozed off and I dropped her." While nursing her baby in bed, the mother had fallen asleep and the newborn slipped out of her arms and fell to the floor. A CT scan and physical exam showed the baby was fine, but ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nurse Fired for Religious Beliefs

    Nurse Fired for Religious Beliefs
    A nurse has been sacked after suggesting during a role play session on a training course that a 'patient' could go to church to relieve stress. Anand Rao, 71, a committed Christian, was taking part in an exercise to see if he would advise a wife with a serious heart condition about how to reduce stress. Mr Rao, who has 40 ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Hospitals Focus on Keeping Nurses Happy

    Hospitals Focus on Keeping Nurses Happy
    When the nurses are happy, everybody is happy. Hospitals know that nurses' attitudes toward their jobs can affect patient satisfaction and employee morale. Facing high turnover rates and a national nursing shortage, hospitals are increasingly focused on supporting their nurses. One way to keep nurses satisfied is to make sure they feel comfortable with the transition from nursing school to the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Nursing and Teaching the Most Stressful Professions

    Nursing and Teaching the Most Stressful Professions
    Nurses, social workers and teachers have the most stressful jobs, compensation statistics show. Preliminary figures from Safe Work Australia show 970 female workers in the health and community services sector made compensation claims due to mental stress in 2006/07. A total of 6,255 workers across all sectors made a compensation claim for mental stress in the 12-month period. Among male employees, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Brazil Probes Baby Death After Delivery Room Fight

    Brazil Probes Baby Death After Delivery Room Fight
    SAO PAULO - A newborn died after two doctors scuffled while the mother was in labor and Brazilian authorities said Thursday they are investigating to determine whether the delivery room fight caused the death or contributed to it. The two doctors were fired by the public hospital in the small city of Ivinhema near the border with Paraguay, but investigators have ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Study: Bad Test Results Often Don't Reach Patients

    Study: Bad Test Results Often Don't Reach Patients
    CHICAGO - No news isn't necessarily good news for patients waiting for the results of medical tests. The first study of its kind finds doctors failed to inform patients of abnormal cancer screenings and other test results 1 out of 14 times. The failure rate was higher at some doctors' offices, as high as 26 percent at one office. Few medical ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurse to Face Trial on Morphine Fraud Charge

    Nurse to Face Trial on Morphine Fraud Charge
    A registered nurse faces an Aug. 31 trial on allegations she took five vials of morphine prescribed to a patient. Kristal Lynn Donaldson, 29, of West Richland, pleaded innocent to one count of obtaining a controlled substance through fraud. According to court documents, Donaldson worked at Life Care Center of Kennewick in early February when she forged a male colleague's signature ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Jail Nurses Want to Keep Full Names Secret

    Jail Nurses Want to Keep Full Names Secret
    A nurses' union has asked a court to block a request by two accused killers for the last names of nurses working at the King County Jail in Seattle. Margaret Conley, an official with the Washington State Nurses Association, said nurses at the jail fear inmates could get their home telephone numbers and addresses if they have their last names, Seattlepi.com ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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