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Pediatric Palliative Care Resources from the National Institute of Nursing Research
Now available on HealthReach, The NINR Palliative Care: Conversations Matter® campaign offers evidence-based materials in English and Spanish for health care providers and for parents and families of children living with serious illnesses: Pediatric Palliative Care at a Glance – this two-page fact sheet provides a brief overview of pediatric palliative care, and answers some common questions that families may have about it. Finding Family Support: Pediatric Palliative Care Tips – this two-page resource card discusses different types of support that parents and families of children living with serious illne...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals Public Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Nurses Rush to Court As Chiwenga Threatens 'War' and 'Violence'
[New Zimbabwe] NURSES dismissed by the government last Tuesday for striking have accused Vice President Constantino Chiwenga of threatening them with "violence and war" before ejecting their leaders from a negotiation meeting. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

App launched to ‘support and educate’ patients with liver cancer
A new free-to-download liver cancer information smartphone application, or app, has been launched for patients with the support of hepato-pancreato-biliary specialist nurses. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurse and midwife numbers dragged down by Brexit effect
  Commenting on new figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) published today (Wednesday) on the numbers of nurses and midwives either leaving or joining its register to practice in the UK, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Brexit has made many European nationals feel decidedly unwelcome. And with NHS staffing pressures showing no sign of easing, no-one could blame nurses and midwives for thinking they’ll be better off elsewhere. “This European exodus continues apace, simply because the Prime Minister has yet to do enough to reassure EU nurses and midwives that they’ll have ri...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release EU european union Midwives NHS NMC nurses Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Health Sector Needs New Players, Rules
[The Herald] We want to commend Government for reacting promptly to end a potentially disastrous industrial action by nurses at public health institutions, who, despite their sector falling under the essential services cluster, still downed tools in violation of their professional ethics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Drop in EU nurses continues, driving NMC register decline
The number of nurses and midwives registered to practise in the UK continues to be lower than the same point a year ago, largely due to a further decline in European staff, reveal new figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Renewed drive to stop ‘over-medication’ for learning disabilities
Nurses and other health professionals are being urged to sign a national pledge to prevent the over-medication of people with autism and learning disabilities. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing Dean on Global Funding
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - April 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN seeks views on barriers to parity of esteem in mental health
The RCN is asking nursing staff working in mental health what would make a difference to achieve equality between physical and mental health. The survey findings will be used to help shape the RCN's work. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

'Botched Brexit' deterring EU nurses from working in UK
The number of nurses and midwives from EU countries registering to work in the UK has dropped by 87 per cent since last March, new data reveals. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Understanding and Advancing the Health Center Role in Local Emergency Response
National Nurse-Led Care Coalition. 03/28/2018 This one-hour webinar discusses how health centers can play a crucial role in local emergency planning and response efforts. Panelists from across the country share their experiences in building health care coalitions and other collaborative opportunities to position health centers for a greater impact in preparedness and response. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Planning for Specific Hazards: Bolstering Health Center Staff Readiness for an Outbreak
National Nurse-Led Care Coalition. 03/21/2018 This one-hour webinar explores the value of developing hazard-specific plans, such as for infectious disease outbreaks, as part of an all-hazards approach to emergency preparedness. Panelists share tips for prioritizing hazards and guidance on planning for an outbreak, including how to effectively train staff, test plans, and access helpful resources. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Navigating the CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Final Rule
National Nurse-Led Care Coalition. 03/2018 This one-hour webinar takes a closer look at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rule requirements related to developing emergency plans, policies and procedures, communications, trainings, and exercises. Panelists share challenges encountered and lessons learned from the rule's recent implementation. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Commonly prescribed heartburn drug linked to pneumonia
Proton-pump inhibitors, commonly used to neutralise stomach acid in people with heartburn or stomach ulcers, are linked to an increased risk of pneumonia in older patients, warn researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Early varicose vein treatment best for faster ulcer healing
Treating venous leg ulcers by taking swift action to destroy or close faulty veins can significantly improve the chances of healing, according to a new study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Major COPD trial appears to back ‘triple therapy’ approach
One inhaler containing three drugs used once a day appears to be superior than existing dual therapy for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a major trial. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Ashfield Ireland hosts Contact Centre launch event
Following a welcome breakfast, the meeting included a tour of our new facilities, an overview of the 8 most popular contact centre services for pharma brands and a live e-detailing demonstration by our nurses and sales representatives. We were pleased to welcome attendees from a number of companies including Consilient, Solvotrin, GSK, Ferring, Lundbeck, Concordia, Sanofi, Menarini, AstraZeneca, Tillotts and Pfizer. The meeting was kicked off by our Managing Director in Ireland, Eoin McAtamney, who explained how Ashfield continues to evolve to stay ahead of the curve – we have a constant drive to innovate and invest...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - April 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Cocking Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Firing of Striking Nurses, Closure of Hospital and Growing Cholera Crisis
[Kubatana.net] The Chitungwiza Community Development Network (CCDN), on behalf of concerned Chitungwiza residents and the generality of Zimbabweans, would like to register its shock and displeasure with the Government of Zimbabwe on its mishandling of the Health sector labour issues and subsequent firing of striking nurses which has led to the closure of Chitungwiza Central Hospital (CCH). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New nursing school opens with pre-registration course
A new school of nursing based in Doncaster has been opened this week by BPP University, following the launch of undergraduate nurse training for the first time by the private higher education provider last year. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses asked for views on raising status of mental health
The Royal College of Nursing is asking mental health nurses what needs to change in order to ensure mental and physical health are given the same priority and importance in the NHS. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

UK safety regulator beefs up rules relating to epilepsy drug
The UK licence and guidance relating to sodium valproate have been changed in the wake of the recent announcement of new Europe-wide safety measures relating to the drug. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing in the digital age: using technology to support patients at home.
This report is based on a survey of over 500 nurses working in the community and seeks to determine how far new healthcare information technology has changed in the last 6 years and how skills and community services have adapted. The report makes a range of recommendations to both provider organisations and commissioners. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia:Health Ministry Freezes Nurses' Jobs
[New Era] Windhoek -The budget cut of 6.10 percent for the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) for 2018/19 has negatively impacted the job prospects of over 343 nurses who were awaiting employment - after health minister Bernard Haufiku confirmed that no new intakes are on the cards during the financial year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Normalcy Returns to Hospitals
[The Herald] NORMALCY has returned to public hospitals following the recruitment of qualified but previously unemployed nurses and readmission of those who had been dismissed but reapplied successfully, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Muthomi Njuki Axes 96 Contracted Nurses as Officials Protest
[Nation] Tharaka-Nithi county government has dismissed 96 nurses after their one-year contract expired last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Dismissed Nurses Return to Work
[263Chat] Government has pardoned and permitted thousands of dismissed nurses to resume their duties pending approval of their applications for re-engagement, Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Impact of Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause on QoL The Impact of Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause on QoL
Genitourinary syndrome of menopause can negatively impact quality of life. How can clinicians help support these patients?Urologic Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Significant advances detected in knowledge about renal cancer
(University of the Basque Country) The prestigious journal Cell is today publishing three papers on renal cancer signed by an interdisciplinary group known as the TRACERx Renal Consortium, a member of which is Dr Jose Ignacio L ó pez, a pathologist at University Hospital Cruces and tenured lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine and Nursing of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country. These studies offer fresh data on different aspects of the biology of renal cancer which could help to improve predictions and possible therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kaiser nurses get raises, secure starting wages
Kaiser Permanente nurses in Northern and central California secured a new five-year contract that promises annual raises of 2 to 3 percent, a nurses ’ union representative said Monday. The contract did not include a wage discrepancy that had been proposed between new and current nurses at Kaiser. About 19,000 nurses and nurse practitioners in Northern and central California are covered under the new contract; 4,500 of them work in the Sacra mento area. Kaiser will hire an additional 150 registered… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kayla Webster Source Type: news

Kaiser nurses get raises, secure starting wages
Kaiser Permanente nurses in Northern and central California secured a new five-year contract that promises annual raises of 2 to 3 percent, a nurses ’ union representative said Monday. The contract did not include a wage discrepancy that had been proposed between new and current nurses at Kaiser. About 19,000 nurses and nurse practitioners in Northern and central California are covered under the new contract; 4,500 of them work in the Sacra mento area. Kaiser will hire an additional 150 registered… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kayla Webster Source Type: news

Nursing in the digital age
The Queen ’s Nursing Institute (QNI) will launch a report on the use of digital and information technology at its conference on 23 April. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

This university is taking space formerly occupied by University of Phoenix
This new nursing program is taking over UOP space (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

This university is taking space formerly occupied by University of Phoenix
This new nursing program is taking over UOP space (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Yale School of Nursing to host global health symposium
To be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, May 3, the symposium will showcase the work of YSN ’s faculty and students across the globe. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Mass. hospital group says nurse staffing ratio would cost $881M in first year
The state ’s largest hospital organization is saying that passage of a ballot initiative to cap the number of patients a nurse would cost Massachusetts hospitals $881 million in the first year alone. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Wisconsin Doctor Named Childhood Immunization Champion by the CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has named Dr. Jeffrey Moore of the Marshfield Clinic Merrill Center a 2018 Childhood Immunization Champion. Dr. Moore was nominated and selected from a pool of health professionals, community advocates, and other immunization leaders for making a significant contribution to public health in Wisconsin. Dr. Moore was nominated by Lincoln County Public Health Nurse Jennifer Johnson who cited his leadership, collaboration, and tireless work to...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 23, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

A falls case summary: application of the public health nursing intervention wheel - Leahy-Warren P, Day MR, Philpott L, Glavin K, Gjevjon ER, Steffenak AKM, Nordhagen LS, Egge H, Healy E, Mulcahy H.
BACKGROUND: The Public Health Intervention Wheel (PHIW) is a population-based practice model that encompasses three levels of practice (community, systems, and individual/family) and 17 public health interventions. Each intervention and practice level cont... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Resident-to-resident mistreatment: evaluation of a staff training program in the reduction of falls and injuries - Teresi JA, Ramirez M, Fulmer T, Ellis J, Silver S, Kong J, Eimicke JP, Boratgis G, Meador R, Lachs MS, Pillemer K.
Resident-to-resident elder mistreatment (R-REM) occurs frequently in long-term services and support settings. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the effect of a R-REM training program for nursing and other frontline staff on resident falls an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Walking on eggshells: addressing nursing students' fear of the psychiatric clinical setting - Abraham SP, Cramer C, Palleschi H.
The current article discusses the feelings of nursing students as they enter their psychiatric rotation. Most nursing students are apprehensive of the psychiatric clinical setting. After more than 25 years of teaching, observing, and listening to remarks f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Ethical implications of mandatory reporting of intimate partner violence - Grimley-Baker K.
Nurses are expected to provide a safe haven for clients. When clients seek the services of nurses, they are vulnerable, and they expect privacy and confidentiality. Reporting acknowledged or suspected intimate partner violence (IPV) to authorities can impa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Mental health of nurses after the Fukushima complex disaster: a narrative review - Nukui H, Midorikawa S, Murakami M, Maeda M, Ohtsuru A.
Work-related mental health impairment is recognized as a real problem in the context of helping responders, including health professionals, due to adverse health outcomes after a severe disaster. The Great East-Japan Earthquake, which occurred on 11 March ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Degree of anger during anger-generating situations among psychiatric staff nurses: association between nurses' attitudes toward service users' aggression and confidence in intervening in aggressive situations - Shimosato S, Kinoshita A.
Some situations require psychiatric staff nurses to respond to service users' negativity or aggression. As a result, psychiatric staff nurses may experience anger. The current study examined how anger levels of psychiatric staff nurses triggered by anger-g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Psychosomatic symptoms among Palestinian nurses exposed to workplace aggression - Jaradat Y, Nielsen MB, Bast-Pettersen R.
BACKGROUND: The study examined associations between workplace aggression (WPA) and psychosomatic symptoms in Palestinian nurses. METHODS: The 341 nurses, (62% females and 38% males), answered a WHO questionnaire and a psychosomatic symptoms checkli... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Testing a strategy to identify incidence of nurse suicide in the United States - Davidson JE, Stuck AR, Zisook S, Proudfoot J.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to test a strategy for quantifying incidence of nurse suicide using San Diego County data as a pilot for national investigation. BACKGROUND: Worldwide, 1 person dies by suicide every 40 seconds; more than 1 000 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Prescribe for Family, Friends, or Colleagues? Why Not? Prescribe for Family, Friends, or Colleagues? Why Not?
A healthcare attorney answers a common question: Is it a good idea to write prescriptions for family, friends, or colleagues?Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Positioning During Cancer Radiation May Be Key to Heart Risks
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Radiology, News, Source Type: news

UC Davis appoints interim leader of nursing school
A new era will begin at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at University of California Davis, when the school ’s founding dean will retire in August. The university announced Friday that Dr. Deborah Ward will step into the position as interim dean. Ward was one of the first faculty members recruited to the nursing school, which opened in 2009. During her time as a faculty member, Ward served as clinica l professor and associate dean for academics at the nursing program for six years. She’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kayla Webster Source Type: news

Welsh ministers pledge student bursary will continue during 2019
Student nurses and midwives in Wales will continue to receive a bursary in 2019, the country ’s health secretary has confirmed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Opioid use linked to ‘increased risk of fatal falls in older adults’
Recent opioid use is associated with both an increased risk of falls in older adults and also an increased risk of death, warn Canadian researchers in the wake of a large study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Trust refutes suggestion it has ‘banned’ pyjamas during daytime
A London trust and its nursing director have found themselves at the centre of unwanted publicity, after it was widely reported they had “banned” patients from wearing pyjamas during the day. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news