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Affordable Care Act is About Wellness & Prevention
July 7, 2014 9:02 AM by Guest Blogger
By Elinor Abraham, MSN, APRN, BC, Nurse Coordinator, Federal Occupational Health Unit, Program Support Center, National Courts Building, Washington, D.C. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is designed to help health professionals like me have more time and 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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Hourly Rounding Improves Patient Care
April 15, 2014 7:46 AM by Guest Blogger
By Lauren Petrillo, MSN, RN-BC As nurses, we are charged with the responsibility of ensuring patient safety and improving patient satisfaction. Although at first it may seem like another task to add to the list, hourly rounding can help us achieve these 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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Identity Theft: Who’s Got Your Number?
January 21, 2014 4:08 PM by Chuck Holt
In the wake of the massive data breach at retail giant Target, nurses likely will find patients expressing concerns about identity theft and the safety of their healthcare information. The threat is real. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Read More...
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What’s In a Name? Nurses as Doctors
October 7, 2011 8:15 PM by Rich Krisher
"Hi. I'm Dr. Patti McCarver, and I'm your nurse." That's how an Oct. 1 New York Times article describes a nurse-patient interaction in a primary care setting. McCarver is a nurse practitioner who recently earned a doctorate. The trend of nurses earning Read More...
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Facebook Post Gets Nursing Students Kicked Out of School
January 5, 2011 9:50 PM by Chuck Holt
Doyle Byrnes, a 22-year-old nursing student at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS, is suing the school in federal court for dismissing her from its registered nursing program in response to a photo she posted on her Facebook page showing Read More...
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NHS Looking For Volunteers
October 26, 2010 2:42 PM by Candy Goulette
In 1976, more than 120,000 female registered nurses signed on to the first Nurses' Health Study to volunteer information that would be used to assess risk factors for cancer and heart disease in older women. In 1980, questions were added looking at diet Read More...
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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...
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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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Assisted Suicide: What If It Were Me?
June 23, 2010 12:26 PM by Chuck Holt
I recently edited a compelling article on physician-assisted suicide (PAS) written by Lisa Siminski, BSN, RN, CHPN, staff nurse, St. Luke's Hospice House, Bethlehem, PA. In her report on PAS , Siminski points out straight away that the American Nurses Read More...
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Faith & Community: A Nursing Natural
January 13, 2010 11:49 AM by Chuck Holt
Nursing’s ranking as the most trusted profession in America the past 8 years in Gallup’s annual Honesty & Ethics poll is testament to the reverence with which the public holds the caring profession. It’s a sentiment nurses return each day when they Read More...
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Reporting From NBNA—A Look at Global Health
August 5, 2009 1:19 PM by Robin Hocevar
Greetings from the 37th annual National Black Nurses Association conference! There was certain energy among the attendees on Tuesday, which was enhanced by the sea of red everyone was wearing as part of the "Go Red, Girlfriend" campaign by the American Read More...
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Got Something to Say? Go Public
August 5, 2009 11:35 AM by Valerie Newitt
I saw an item from the Mason County News, Mason County, Texas. It offered snakebite tips to readers who probably have seen more than their fair share of rattlers, water moccasins and copperheads. But what caught my eye was the fact that the tip sheet Read More...
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