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August 2010 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

Yuk, Yuk, Yuk: Nurse Jackie Is a Comedian
August 30, 2010 3:29 PM by Valerie Newitt
Ah yes, venerable actress Edie Falco earned yet another Emmy last night, this time for her portrayal of Jackie Peyton, lead character in Showtime's critical hit, Nurse Jackie. If you've seen the show, you know Jackie is not your every day nurse - you Read More...
Homage to an Unsung Hero
August 27, 2010 1:35 PM by Gail Guterl
It's back to school time again. You can bet of all the back-to-school reports in newspapers, local TV or radio, you won't hear one on school nurses. And I want to know why? With nurse-to-patient/student ratios of 1-to-1,000 in some communities, why isn't Read More...
How did healers become killers?
August 25, 2010 3:35 PM by Robin Hocevar
In my 3 years with ADVANCE , I've been stunned time and again at how frequently healthcare intersects with current events. Through the course of acquainting myself with medical issues in the Midwest, I've participated in an eerily realistic mass casualty Read More...
Did Lou Gehrig Actually Have Lou Gehrig's Disease?
August 17, 2010 3:14 PM by Stacey Miller
In recent years, neuropathologists have linked early onset dementia, severe bouts of depression and amnesia in former professional football players to repeated concussions sustained during their careers in the NFL. Now, a new study in the Journal of Neuropathology Read More...
Magnet Hospitals Must Do More on Scheduling Issues
August 17, 2010 7:25 AM by Valerie Newitt
A hole in the forces of Magnetism? (Gulp.) Is it possible? Yes and yes, answers a study by the University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore. Led by Alison Trinkoff, ScD, RN, FAAN, and Meg Johantgen PhD, RN, research revealed that Magnet hospitals Read More...
A Fibroid in the Ointment
August 5, 2010 5:26 PM by Barbara Mercer
The irony has not escaped me. After spending the majority of my fertile years avoiding pregnancy because the timing wasn’t right, my husband and I are now (well, we think we are) ready to take the journey to parenthood, and we’ve hit a bump in the road Read More...
Debating the Nursing Shortage
August 5, 2010 9:31 AM by Gail Guterl
Sometimes the right thing to do feels counterintuitive. When your car hits an icy patch and begins to spin, you automatically want to hit the brakes and steer away from the direction the car is sliding. That instinct is exactly opposite what experts recommend: Read More...


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