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Mandatory Flu Vaccines for Nurses: The Wrong Choice
September 8, 2014 2:22 PM by Guest Blogger
By Priscilla Ngo, BSN, RN, a staff nurse on critical care staff unit in Philadelphia and Family Nurse Practitioner student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. For many years, the flu vaccine has been recommended for healthcare workers, Read More...
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CMS Policy Hurting Hospice Patients & Families
July 29, 2014 8:40 AM by Guest Blogger
A hospice patient in Oklahoma City is being denied his medications to treat his COPD, while coping with a diagnosis and treatment for tongue cancer. In Cadillac, Michigan a patient struggling with colon cancer is being denied insulin to treat his diabetes Read More...
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A Milestone in Protection from Influenza
June 17, 2014 1:43 PM by Guest Blogger
The following is a statement released June 17 by Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority Director and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Robin Robinson, PhD. This week, our nation reached a milestone in battling influenza, Read More...
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The Right or the Duty to Die: Making the Case for Physician-Assisted Suicide
May 5, 2014 2:36 PM by Guest Blogger
By Susanne Marie Johnson, BSN, RN In February 2013, Barbara Mancini of Philadelphia was arrested and subsequently charged with a felony of assisted suicide. The prosecution asserts Mancini provided her 93-year-old and terminally ill father, Joe Yourshaw, Read More...
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Instituting Controversial Bans on Hiring Smokers
March 25, 2014 6:28 PM by Guest Blogger
By Anny Su, BSN, RN Approximately 45.3 million people smoke in the U. S. (CDC, 2008) Many of these smokers seek employment in healthcare institutions. Within the past 6 years, healthcare institutions have stepped up to challenge this unhealthy behavior Read More...
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Pulling for Sarah: A Unique Perspective on Lung Transplant Case
June 12, 2013 4:32 PM by Chuck Holt
My brother has a lung disorder related to rheumatoid arthritis which may eventually cause him to need a lung transplant. It’s as troubling to write about as it was to hear about a few months ago. Were my brother at the top of the lung transplant list Read More...
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Are You What You Eat?
February 25, 2013 10:53 AM by Pam Tarapchak
Soda has taken a hit recently. First, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a ban in the city on soft drinks larger than 16 ounces. Second, the Center for Science in the Public Interest wants the FDA to cap the amount of sugars added to beverages, Read More...
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In Print or Online? It's Up to You.
January 14, 2013 9:07 AM by Chuck Holt
Editor's note: This blog was written by Elizabeth Rosto Sitko, managing editor of ADVANCE for Long-Term Care Management. Last week, Newsweek published its final print issue . As a magazine enthusiast (I subscribe to many, I've studied them, and I work Read More...
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Managing Marijuana Use
November 14, 2012 1:18 PM by Robin Hocevar
Last week, Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize marijuana for non-medical use. Many nurses, especially those in oncology, have had years of experience of with patients using the substance for pain relief. More than 6,000 studies Read More...
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Tweets of the Week (1-23)
January 28, 2012 8:47 AM by Pam Tarapchak
This week brought us the State of the Union speech, lots of talk about obesity and more studies on autism. And what was @ADVANCENurses talking about? Nurses: Is bullying in the workplace real? http://t.co/9JOksQ06 @washingtonpost Missed the State of the Read More...
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Minimizing MRSA?
September 6, 2011 11:50 AM by Joe Darrah
On my morning drive into work today I heard a radio report that, rather nonchalantly, described the increasing incidence of community-associated MRSA - explaining that the condition is more treatable than the hospital-acquired variety, which was said Read More...
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Unsafe at Any Speed
May 13, 2011 7:42 PM by Rich Krisher
As a child of the 1960s and '70s, I often wonder how I made it through my childhood. My friends and I roamed the neighborhoods unaccounted for pretty much from breakfast to dinner, and often well after dark. On foot and bike, we were all over the place, Read More...
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Nursing Update on Radiation Risk
March 18, 2011 4:51 PM by Candy Goulette
While disasters (and possible disasters) make better press, the report from a number of agencies this week is that West Coast residents (and anyone in the rest of the U.S.) shouldn't be worried about a plume of radiation from Japan. In a March 17 briefing Read More...
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A Safe Haven for Drug Users, Run by Nurses
February 8, 2011 10:41 AM by Stacey Miller
Needle-exchange programs, sometimes called syringe-exchange programs, were first established in the late 1980s in the western U.S. and New York City. Since, nearly 200 programs have cropped up nationwide, exchanging millions of new syringes to IV drug Read More...
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