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    Police: Nurse Stole Drugs, Found With Syringe in Arm

    Police: Nurse Stole Drugs, Found With Syringe in Arm
    Propofol is not just for Michael Jackson. Kissimmee police on Thursday found registered anesthetist Teresa Fowler-Platkin slumped over in her black Mercedes-Benz with a syringe sticking out of her arm, blood on her skin and a bag full of stolen drugs, including Propofol, in her car. The powerful sedative, Propofol, is thought to be a contributing factor in the death of ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Tattoo You: Right Arm for Hire to Fund Nursing School Dreams

    Tattoo You: Right Arm for Hire to Fund Nursing School Dreams
    BLOOMINGTON -- Offering to tattoo advertising on his arm to finance nursing school is probably the craziest thing Douglas Hall has ever done. But, since it's for his 3-year-old daughter, Mya, he doesn't care what anyone thinks. Hall, a certified nursing assistant at the McLean County Nursing Home, wants to become a licensed practical nurse and eventually a registered nurse so ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    New NJ Law on Hospital Mistakes

    New NJ Law on Hospital Mistakes
    We've all heard stories of people who enter a hospital for an operation or other treatment, only to wind up worse off after a surgeon accidentally left a sponge inside their bodies or the patient was infected by an unsanitary surgical tool. Under the law, non-profit hospitals are immune from lawsuits for such mistakes (only the specific doctors who performed the ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    RNs Praise House Vote to Permit State Single-Payer Laws

    RNs Praise House Vote to Permit State Single-Payer Laws
    The nation's largest union and professional association of registered nurses today hailed passage of a key amendment in the House Education and Labor Committee to the national healthcare reform bill this morning that would enable individual states to go a step farther and adopt single- payer, Medicare-for-All style reforms. Introduced by Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, the amendment would remove potential ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -3
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    UPMC, AGH Nurses Meet With Obama to Talk Health Care

    UPMC, AGH Nurses Meet With Obama to Talk Health Care
    WASHINGTON -- The morning after addressing Congress, President Barack Obama seemed energized as he met a UPMC Shadyside oncology nurse whose tale he was using as part of a call for nurses' support in the health care debate. Theresa Brown described the president as "ebullient" as he embarked on an aggressive push yesterday to build on his speech to swing the ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Hospital Music Therapy Room Named For AC/DC Singer Brian Johnson

    Hospital Music Therapy Room Named For AC/DC Singer Brian Johnson
    SARASOTA, Fla. — A new music therapy room at a hospital on Florida's Gulf Coast is being named for AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson. Johnson and other rock stars have supported an effort to buy music equipment and provide music education for children, including those who are in the hospital. Music equipment and enhancements to the room at Sarasota Memorial Hospital ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Best Places to Work: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (3)

    Best Places to Work: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (3)
    At Children’s almost half of the new hires come from employee referrals to replace the 9 percent of employees who voluntarily leave each year as well as the 115 new jobs (3% growth rate) added last year. About a fifth of the employees have been at Children’s for more than a decade. Children’s has been ranked a Best Hospital. Job Applicants ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Pro-Life Health Workers Fight for Conscience Protections

    Pro-Life Health Workers Fight for Conscience Protections
    President Obama's campaign promise to dismantle new conscience protections for health care professionals could let governments and medical institutions threaten the careers of pro-lifers who refuse involvement with abortion and contraception issues, a pro-life medical coalition said yesterday. About 40 doctors, medical students, nurses and lab technicians, all dressed in white lab coats, lined up at the National Press Club on ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Law Stiffens Penalties for Assaulting Nurses

    Law Stiffens Penalties for Assaulting Nurses
    BOSTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Massachusetts Senate cast a unanimous vote today to pass legislation which will stiffen the penalties of those who assault nurses and other health care workers, one of a series of measures the state's nurses are proposing to address the growing problem of workplace violence in health care settings. The House of Representatives had passed the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Best Places to Work: Mayo Clinic (6)

    Best Places to Work: Mayo Clinic (6)
    It’s a household name, so it’s no surprise that one of the most renowned medical giants is on the Hottest Health Employers list. Mayo started in Minnesota and expanded into Florida and Arizona. It is rated both a Nurse Magnet facility and a Best Hospital. Mayo employs 41,000 employees, making it the largest healthcare provider on our list. Nearly than 55,000 ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Is French Health System a Model for U.S.?

    Is French Health System a Model for U.S.?
    PARIS -- Houston native Jennifer Hua gave birth to her first two children in Texas, and her last two in France. The Houston hospital looked like a luxury hotel. The hospital in Paris was a converted prison. Amenities aside, she prefers Paris. The American health care model, she says, is too expensive and too insecure. France offers her family good medical ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Best Places to Work: Scripps Health (5)

    Best Places to Work: Scripps Health (5)
    One of the few coastal city locations - and the only West Coast one, among the Hottest Health Employers, Scripps Health is big. More than 11,000 employees work for the San Diego-based company. It is renowned as a medical center, winning both Nurse Magnet facility designation as Best Hospital status. Scripps had 16,000 applicants last year for 473 new jobs (6% ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    British Girl's Heart Heals Itself After Transplant

    British Girl's Heart Heals Itself After Transplant
    LONDON — British doctors designed a radical solution to save a girl with major heart problems in 1995: they implanted a donor heart directly onto her own failing heart. After 10 years with two blood pumping organs, Hannah Clark's faulty one did what many experts had thought impossible: it healed itself enough so that doctors could remove the donated heart. But ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    'Difficult' Patients Can Test Doctors' Patience

    'Difficult' Patients Can Test Doctors' Patience
    Remember the Seinfeld episode where word got around that Elaine was a difficult patient? That scenario might not be so far-fetched. For 30 years, studies consistently have found that doctors call one out of every five or six patient encounters "difficult." The latest, in today's Archives of Internal Medicine, found that primary-care doctors who felt they had a high number of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Patient with Trouble Breathing Was Neglected by Nurse

    Patient with Trouble Breathing Was Neglected by Nurse
    Mar. 16--A nursing home resident in northern Minnesota died hours after a nurse saw he was having trouble breathing but failed to alert the proper medical professionals, according to a state report released Tuesday. The man's death occurred on Oct. 1 at the Littlefork Medical Center, and state investigators are blaming the licensed practical nurse for not contacting a registered nurse ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 7 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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Mass. Face Transplant Patient Wants 'Normal Life'

    Mass. Face Transplant Patient Wants 'Normal Life'
    BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts man who received the nation's second face transplant asked for a mirror four days after the operation. "I just wanted to see what the new Jim looked like," James Maki said in an interview with The Boston Globe published Thursday, his first public statements since the April 9 procedure. Maki stared in wonder and told the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Student Midwives 'Bullied By Senior Nurses with Gang-Culture Mentality'

    Student Midwives 'Bullied By Senior Nurses with Gang-Culture Mentality'
    Britain's next generation of midwives is being bullied by senior nurses with a 'gang culture' mentality, a new survey has found. Student midwives say they are belittled and shouted at in front of staff if they ask for help - and that the abuse is ruining their self-esteem and confidence. More than half those questioned in the survey said they had ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Paperless Health Care? 1 Hospital's Long Journey

    Paperless Health Care? 1 Hospital's Long Journey
    PITTSBURGH — Baby Riley Matthews wheezed noisily on the exam table. "He's belly-breathing," the emergency-room doctor said worriedly - Riley's little abdomen was markedly rising and falling with each breath, a sign of respiratory distress. In most emergency rooms, the doctor would grill Mom: Has he ever been X-rayed? Do you remember what it showed? But in the new all-digital Children's ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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