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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 over 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    New Nurses' Union Would Be Nation's Largest

    New Nurses' Union Would Be Nation's Largest
    WASHINGTON — Three unions that together represent about 150,000 registered nurses said Wednesday they are forming a new organization that would be the nation's largest nurses' union. The agreement combines the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses and Massachusetts Nurses Association into a single entity that will be more active in the debate over health care reform. The ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Should Stillborns Get Birth Certificates?

    Should Stillborns Get Birth Certificates?
    When Mandy Mancini went into labor three years ago she expected to come home from the hospital with a healthy baby girl. She left with a heavy heart and empty arms. Her daughter Seneca was stillborn, leaving Mancini with only a scrapbook of memories, a plaster mold of her tiny feet, a commissioned portrait and pictures of a baby frozen in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    The Myth of Nurses Dating Doctors

    The Myth of Nurses Dating Doctors
    If shows like Grey’s Anatomy are to be believed, doctors and nurses spend more time having sex on the job than they do treating patients. Yes, nurses and doctors DO date each other, but not nearly on the scale that Hollywood would have you believe. The long hours and extreme situations of a medical environment can lead to more intense closeness ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Signs of the Times

    A Recession Special that doesn't involve hot dogs or a bowl of chili. This bike - on Broadway and 96th Street in New York - is advertised for 30% off its original price. h4. **_-> 1 out of 13 ->>_** [page] Forget the government - God has a bailout plan for Main Street h4. **_-> 2 out of 13 ->>_** ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Family Sues Hospital After 8-Hour ER Wait Killed Husband

    Family Sues Hospital After 8-Hour ER Wait Killed Husband
    A woman's lawsuit against St. Mary's Hospital over her husband's death, which occurred after an eight-hour wait in the emergency room, is set for trial next year. In Pima County Superior Court, Judge John F. Kelly has set Sept. 22 as the date for a jury to hear Rachel Sweitzer's case. In the lawsuit, Sweitzer says negligence and reckless disregard by ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Hospice Nurse Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

    Hospice Nurse Sentenced to Two Years in Prison
    A former hospice nurse in Greeley was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday for stealing six patients' identities to get their pain medications. Marguerite Furgerson's sobs echoed through the Weld Courthouse hallway as she was led away in handcuffs to immediately begin serving her prison sentence. "You're a nurse. You're supposed to be helping people," Weld District Court Judge Tom ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nurse Blog: Why Is a Woman's Salary Lower Than a Man's?

    Nurse Blog: Why Is a Woman's Salary Lower Than a Man's?
    April 22nd is Equal Pay Day, and new research by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation shows that just one year out of college, women working full-time earn only 80 percent of their male colleagues’ salaries, even when they work in the same field. Ten years after graduation, the pay gap widens, with women earning 69 percent of what ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Austin ER's Got 2,678 Visits From 9 people Over 6 Years

    Austin ER's Got 2,678 Visits From 9 people Over 6 Years
    In the past six years, eight people from Austin and one from Luling racked up 2,678 emergency room visits in Central Texas, costing hospitals, taxpayers and others $3 million, according to a report from a nonprofit made up of hospitals and other providers that care for the uninsured and low-income Central Texans. One of the nine spent more than a third ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    No More Mandatory Overtime for Texas Nurses

    No More Mandatory Overtime for Texas Nurses
    Hospitals in Texas can no longer require registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses to work mandatory overtime. The law, which went into effect Tuesday, makes Texas the 15th state to prohibit the practice of forcing nurses to work longer than their scheduled shifts. "It's very, very important for patient safety," said Fernando Losada, state director of the National Nurses Organizing Committee ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Wyeth Sues FDA to Block Rival Generic Antibiotic

    Wyeth Sues FDA to Block Rival Generic Antibiotic
    TRENTON, N.J. - Drugmaker Wyeth on Wednesday sued the Food and Drug Administration to block the sale of a generic rival to its intravenous antibiotic Zosyn, claiming the generic is not an equivalent product and could harm critically ill patients. Madison, N.J.-based Wyeth filed a federal lawsuit against the FDA, seeking both a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction. The ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    The 10 Best Jobs for the Worst Times

    by Hannah Waters, Geezeo.com Job security is definitely up in the air right now for everyone. If you are out of a job, however, try considering some of these jobs that seem to thrive even during tough times. Although everyone and every industry is hit hard with job losses and cutbacks, these types of jobs seem to hover just a little ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants Help Provide Primary Care

    Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants Help Provide Primary Care
    Doctors aren't alone in providing primary care to patients. Increasingly, nurse practitioners and physician assistants have been sharing the workload. Nurse practitioners are professionals licensed by the states they practice in. They can order tests, diagnose diseases and treat patients. Coming from registered nursing backgrounds, they "stress both care and cure," according to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Nurse practitioners ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurse Stabbed to Death; Bill Introduced to Protect Workers

    Nurse Stabbed to Death; Bill Introduced to Protect Workers
    TORONTO - More than three years after Windsor, Ont., nurse Lori Dupont was stabbed to death by her former boyfriend while at work, the Ontario government introduced legislation Monday that it said would better protect workers. While nurses applauded the bill for bringing attention to the issue, the New Democrats complained the government failed to provide workers with all the protections ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    MRSA Rising in Kids' Ear, Nose, Throat Infections

    MRSA Rising in Kids' Ear, Nose, Throat Infections
    CHICAGO — Researchers say they found an "alarming" increase in children's ear, nose and throat infections nationwide caused by dangerous drug-resistant staph germs. Other studies have shown rising numbers of skin infections in adults and children caused by these germs, nicknamed MRSA, but this is the first nationwide report on how common they are in deeper tissue infections in the head ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Family Sues Nursing Home in Alleged Sex Attack

    Family Sues Nursing Home in Alleged Sex Attack
    The family of a 69-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit against a suburban nursing home for failing to protect her from being sexually assaulted by a 21-year-old mentally ill resident. Maplewood Care's administrator tried to cover up a rape by calling it consensual sex, said attorney Pete Flowers, who represents the woman's family and called the case against the Elgin facility ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurses File Complaint Over UC Davis Medical Center staffing

    Nurses File Complaint Over UC Davis Medical Center staffing
    Registered nurses at UC Davis Medical Center filed a formal complaint Thursday with state regulators accusing the hospital of routinely violating state laws requiring minimum nurse-to-patient ratios. "We have staffing problems in all UC hospitals, but there is no hospital in the UC system that has this gross and deliberate understaffing," said Beth Kean, director of the University of California division ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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