First aid expert reveals her ultimate guide to identifying common bites
EXCLUSIVE: British first aid expert and qualified nurse Emma Hammett reveals her guide to common insect bites and stings, explaining how to tell different insects' marks apart and relieve them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UA Little Rock, Saline Health Launch Pathways Program for Nurses
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Saline Health System said Tuesday that they would partner to address a nursing shortage in Saline County. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Spirituality in Serious Illness Spirituality in Serious Illness
A patient's spiritual support needs can change at different stages of serious illness and end of life.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Case Challenge Source Type: news

Children ’s Mercy exec leaves to lead health care educator
A top Children ’s Mercy executive will become president of Chamberlain University effective Aug. 27, the Chicago-area school announced in a Tuesday release. Karen Cox has been COO and executive vice president at Children’s Mercy since 2006, overseeing day-to-day operations of the clinical staff (except doctor s) and the overall quality and safety. Cox started her career in nursing, initially attending LPN school before working her way ultimately to a doctorate. Cox, honored as a 2017 Woman Who… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Deadly Respiratory Distress Mimic
Medic 534, staffed by a paramedic and EMT, is dispatched to a nursing home for a 78-year-old female in respiratory distress. On arrival, the crew finds the patient in a chair accompanied by two nurses and the administrator on call. The patient is in obvious distress showing fatigue and an increased work of breathing. She is alert to voice, but diaphoretic, lethargic, and unable to speak due to rapid, shallow breathing. A nurse is administering a nebulizer containing 3 mL of albuterol sulfate/ipratropium. A second nurse states that the patient has been in increasing distress for the last 45 minutes. The nurse also says that...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brenton Faber, PhD, NRP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

First aid expert reveals her ultimate guide to identifying common bites and stingsr or flea?
EXCLUSIVE: British first aid expert and qualified nurse Emma Hammett reveals her guide to common insect bites and stings, explaining how to tell different insects' marks apart and relieve them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Changes needed to death tracking in Ontario, chief coroner says at Wettlaufer inquiry
Budget cuts at the Ontario coroner's office mean fewer deaths in nursing homes are investigated, the chief coroner testified Monday at the Wettlaufer inquiry. In 2007, more than 3,300 deaths in long-term care were investigated by one of 350 local coroners, compared to 927 in 2015. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Impact of workplace bullying on missed nursing care and quality of care in the eldercare sector - Hogh A, Baernholdt M, Clausen T.
PURPOSE: To analyze the long-term impact of bullying among healthcare providers (T1) on missed nursing care and quality of care 2  years later (T2) and to test the potential mediating effect of affective organizational commitment. METHODS: Survey d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Variations in death notification of nursing home residents to Australian coroners - Ibrahim JE, Kipsaina C, Martin C, Ranson DL, Bugeja L.
OBJECTIVES: To examine the impact of changes to the reporting requirements in coronial legislation on the nature and frequency of nursing home resident deaths reported to Coroners. DESIGN: National retrospective study of a population cohort of nurs... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Influencing the binge-drinking culture on a college campus - Kessler TA, Kurtz CP.
BACKGROUND: The college years are a time of transition in which students experiment with behaviors including use of alcohol. Nursing students can be instrumental in supporting positive health behaviors and influencing the drinking culture. PURPOSE:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

South Africa:KZN Nurses Call for Health MEC to Step Down
[GroundUp] "We are nurses not slaves," said disgruntled nurse Bongekile Khomo. "I have to take care of 60 patients in one ward. We work under bad conditions in hospitals. Most of the time there are no resources." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Success for pioneering nurse outreach scheme on Gypsy health
A ground-breaking project that has seen a community outreach nurse work closely with Gypsy and Traveller people in Leeds is to be extended, after an evaluation found it had boosted health and wellbeing among this marginalised group. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS hospitals still using over 8,000 ‘archaic’ fax machines
NHS hospital trusts across England still own over 8,000 fax machines, despite the communications technology having largely been replaced in most other sectors over the last few decades. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Surge in overseas nurses taking new NMC-approved English test
A company offering healthcare-specific English language tests for nurses has seen a “phenomenal” increase in candidates since the exam was recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Better treatment of multiple conditions is ‘urgent challenge’
Nine in ten people with coronary heart disease in the UK are living with at least one other long-term condition, increasing the risk of an early death, a charity has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

‘Invisible’ stool blood linked to heighter risk of all-cause mortality
Unseen stool blood is linked to a heightened risk of death from all causes, as well as from bowel cancer, according to Scottish researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Will IHH Healthcare's acquisition of Fortis nurse it out of ICU?
With its own mixed track record in India, the coup can easily turn into a winner ’s curse for IHH. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aging Parents And Rehab Facilities: Know The Hidden Dangers
Many elders will spend at least some time in a nursing home. Hidden dangers lurk. Know how to choose a home, what to watch out for and how to tell if there is enough staff to care for your loved one. Families can ensure their aging parents'safety by informing themselves, using consumer guidance. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carolyn Rosenblatt, Contributor Source Type: news

How to Close Care Gaps in Vulnerable Populations
Oncology nurse leaders share insights into the care of vulnerable oncology populations —from ED triage to tailored telehealth sessions for homeless populations. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP Source Type: news

Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk of Medical Errors
Physicians reporting errors were more likely to also report burnout, fatigue, recent suicidal ideation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

eCare Plan Set to Improve Doctor/Pharmacist Relationship
Plan will allow pharmacist documentation to be available via EHRs, easing transfer of information (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pha Source Type: news

PM2.5 Contributes to Burden of Diabetes Mellitus Globally
Globally, ambient PM2.5 contributed to about 3.2 million incident cases of diabetes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

30,000 nurses strike in New Zealand after rejecting pay offer
More than 30,000 nursing staff went on strike in New Zealand last week, in protest about what they called 10 years of government underfunding. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The treatment of alcohol dependence by total abstinence: The experience of residents at Studio House, Nottingham
Key findings For residents of Studio House, facilitators and barriers for the successful completion of the programme vary along the recovery journey. The Studio House programme can be viewed as a learning experience. The meaning of recovery for residents goes beyond alcohol abstinence to include mental, physical and relational wellbeing. Staff ability to connect with residents, skills development, programme understanding, and, to a certain extent, peer support are the main facilitators to recovery. Misunderstanding of the ‘consequences system’ could be a barrier to the successful completion of the programme. M...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - July 16, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

NMC becomes official regulator for new nursing associate role
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is now the official regulator for nursing associates in what has been hailed as a “landmark moment” for the body. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Study finds increase in prenatal depression among young mothers
There has been a significant increase in prevalence of prenatal depression among today ’s young mothers, according to a unique study of two generations of women in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Giving patients ‘green prescriptions' may have health benefits
Healthcare professionals should recommend that their patients spend more time in greenspace and natural areas, according to researchers who said it was linked to “numerous health benefits”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Call for clear guidance on healthy weight management in pregnancy
The Royal College of Midwives and Slimming World are calling for clearer guidance on healthy weight management for expectant mothers, along with more support, training and equipment for midwives. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing notes can help indicate whether ICU patients will survive
(University of Waterloo) Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that sentiments in the nursing notes of health care providers are good indicators of whether intensive care unit (ICU) patients will survive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CU Anschutz awarded $8 million for research cooperative on palliative, end-of-life care
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus received an $8 million, five year continuation grant from the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR), part of the National Institutes of Health, to refine and expand the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group (PCRC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Insights for the digital future of nursing
A report from the Royal College of Nursing outlines the results of a consultation with nurses and midwives on what is needed for nursing to play its full part in the digital transformation of health care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nurse pay deal covers those not directly NHS employed
Guidance sets out how extra Agenda for Change funding will be split between CCGs and other employers Related items fromOnMedica Scottish government pledges ‘significant investment’ in primary care GP numbers have fallen by 1,340 in just two years Wales GP committee agreed with decision to drop EMIS NHS performance figures show ‘the writing is on the wall’ GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fired by a Patient? Count to Five
(MedPage Today) -- Nurse offers tips for coping with normal, if unpleasant, part of patient care (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nurses at Vermont hospital back at work after 2-day strike
Nurses seeking higher wages at Vermont's largest hospital are back on the job after a two-day strike (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Virtual Assistants Not HIPAA Compliant
Lawyer recommends physicians should not bring Siri and Alexa to the office (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Utilizing Data Reporting for Transport Research
When implementing an electronic patient care record, clinical documentation is always the first thing leaders consider, and for some it may be the only consideration. As a hospital-based neonatal and pediatric critical care transport team, we needed the ease of offline field documentation as well as the clinical complexity of ICU level care and access to inpatient records. However, it was also vital that we have the ability to report and analyze data for both quality and research purposes. Once ImageTrend Elite was implemented as our ePCR, we began to fully utilize Report Writer. We built daily, weekly, and monthly reports...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Megan Sorensen, RN, MHA, BSN, CEN, NEA-BC Tags: Operations Source Type: news

Banner Health taps CEO for Scottsdale behavioral health hospital
This nurse is now in charge of Banner's psych hospital. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Banner Health taps CEO for Scottsdale behavioral health hospital
This nurse is now in charge of Banner's psych hospital. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Ruling on pay for care workers who sleep at workplace
Care workers who are paid to sleep at their workplace in case they are needed overnight do not qualify for the minimum wage, the Court of Appeal has ruled. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Non-NHS nurses on Agenda for Change to also get pay rise
The government is extending the new pay deal to nursing staff who are on the Agenda for Change contract and work in organisations that provide service the NHS but that are not actually part of it. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

ANPs should have equality with junior docs, says medical body
Advanced nurse practitioners should have an equal role in giving basic medical care as junior doctors, according to safe staffing guidance from the professional standards body for hospital doctors. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Executive Director Kate Flewelling talked about attending the All of Us launch event at the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York City. Call for Applicants for the Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting – Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Chicago Paramedics Hurt When Man Throws Brick Through Ambulance Window
Photo of Ambulance 54 by Arvell Dorsey Jr. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Two medics were wounded Thursday in an attack on the South Side of Chicago, according to a report posted to blockclubchicago.org. A Chicago Fire Department spokesman told reporters that the medics were transported but that neither was seriously hurt. The ambulance will be repaired and returned to service, but no suspects had been apprehended in the attack. These attacks underscore the unpredictable nature of emergency response, in which EMS workers and firefighters may become targets of aggressors. Just ...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Pioneering art project to help mental health patients in A & E
An award-winning new room to support people with mental health conditions in accident and emergency has opened at a London hospital. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Longer shifts increase risk of sick days for nurses and HCAs
Researchers have called for the routine implementation of 12-hour shifts to be avoided after they found long shift patterns lead to a higher risk of sickness absence for hospital nurses and healthcare assistants.   (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Just how much public service workers are spending on rent
In most parts of the UK, the price of renting a home has risen steadily, while public sector salaries… well, they haven’t. This rise in rents combined with pay cuts has resulted in a situation that, for many, is simply unsustainable. UNISON has investigated just how much public sector workers are spending on rent. Our new analysis looks specifically at five public sector jobs – an porter in NHS England, a special needs teaching assistant, a refuse driver, a nurse and a police community support officer – and how much of their monthly salary they have to spend on rent, depending on where they live. i...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data housing Source Type: news

PTSD rate among prison employees equals that of war veterans
(Washington State University) Prison employees experience PTSD on par with Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, a new study from a Washington State University College of Nursing researcher found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AMA Aims to Boost Affordability of ACA Marketplace Plans
Association addresses need for outreach to increase the number of people insured (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Patient Experience Officers Can Play Key Role in Medical Offices
Officers ensure patients have a positive experience before, during, and after office visit (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology Source Type: news