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Are Medicare Managed Care Plans Steering Members To Low-Quality Nursing Facilities?
Are Medicare Advantage members sent to low-quality nursing homes? A new study says they may be. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Howard Gleckman, Contributor Source Type: news

Prevalence of Cigarette Smoking 15.5 Percent in 2016
Increase in percentage of ever smokers who quit during 2005 to 2016, from 50.8 to 59 percent (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Closed - Head Injury May Induce TBI Even If No Concussive Sx
Concussion - like deficits after impact injury, lower shear diffuse stress after blast exposure in mice (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Diabetes Tied to Higher Rates of Serious Infection
Findings demonstrate an important population burden, including hospitalization and death (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Extent of nurse shortages revealed in new recruitment figures
Parts of the NHS are hiring only one nurse for every 400 jobs advertised, show new figures that reveal the extent of nursing staff shortages in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hospital trust rolling out symbol to improve end-of-life care
A hospital trust in Kent has worked with a local hospice to improve end of life care by introducing a new symbol to alert staff when a patient is expected to die soon or has just died. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Just one nurse is hired for every 400 jobs advertised
There were 34,260 vacant nursing and midwifery roles advertised across England at the end of September - a record high. The figures were collected by NHS Digital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leaf Healthcare touts reduced pressure injuries in Leaf wearable sensor study
This study is an important step towards redefining the standard of care for pressure injury prevention,” CEO and co-founder Barrett Larson said in a press release. Leaf’s patient monitor system is composed of a wearable wireless sensor designed to track patient movement and notify caregivers to prevent immobility-related health complications, such as pressure ulcers or injuries. Data included information from 1,200 patients over 100,000 hours, with individuals randomized to either a control group or a treatment group in which the Leaf sensor was used to encourage patient repositioning. Primary and secondar...
Source: Mass Device - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Patient Monitoring Leaf Healthcare Source Type: news

New NHS trial to look at reducing dependence on opioids
A new trial is to look at a support programme designed to help patients with long-term pain reduce their dependency on strong opioid painkillers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Postoperative wound monitoring app shows potential to reduce readmissions
Sending images of surgical wounds to hospital nurses could be an effective way to detect surgical site infections, thereby reducing readmissions,  new research shows. And a new smartphone app aims to make that happen. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 23, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Surgeon ’s letter to newspaper sparks row on nursing degrees
Nurse leaders, educators and researchers have come to the defence of nursing as a degree-only entry profession, following controversial views on compassion aired in a newspaper by a surgeon. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

UC Libraries and IT@UC Host THIRD ANNUAL UC DATA Day
January 22, 2018 – The University of Cincinnati Libraries and IT@UC announce the 3rd annual UC DATA Day. Scheduled for Tuesday, March 6 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. in Nippert Stadium West Pavilion on UC’s Main Campus (see directions), UC DATA Day 2018 offers a full schedule of engaging events that will reveal solutions to data challenges and foster a community of best practices around improved data management. All events are free and include lunch. The public is welcome. Registration is now open at http://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/blogs/dataday/registration/.  Seats are limited, so register early....
Source: The Cornflower - January 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Big Data Data Management Source Type: news

New guide on implementing and sustaining Schwartz rounds
A new organisational guide and film has been developed to help nurses running or planning to run Schwartz rounds, based on findings from the first national evaluation of the initiative in the UK. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Making the Case for Gerontology Critical Care NP Fellowships Making the Case for Gerontology Critical Care NP Fellowships
There is currently a shortfall of qualified critical care providers. Could post-graduate NP residencies help fill the gap?OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Best Practices in Healthcare Management Begin With Self Best Practices in Healthcare Management Begin With Self
In this article, the importance of self-care for nurses is discussed.Nursing Economics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Personal bullying and nurses' turnover intentions in Pakistan: a mixed methods study - Malik OF, Sattar A, Shahzad A, Faiz R.
In this study, quantitative and qualitative data are presented to examine the direct and mediated effect of personal bullying on nurses' turnover intentions via job stress. The study also investigates the moderating role of political skill on the associati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Warm temps can lead to misdiagnosis of gestational diabetes
Environmental temperatures of over 25 degrees Celsius are associated with a significant increase in the risk of being misdiagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy, warn Greek researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Emotions Faced by Living Kidney Donors Can Impact Daily Life
Support, clear communication from health care team essential for improving donor comfort level (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nephrology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Confusion Common in Seniors Prescribed Antibiotics for UTI
Confusion independently associated with receipt of antibiotics for UTI in nursing home residents (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Call to train care home staff to screen elderly for malnutrition
Nursing staff in care homes and other community settings should be trained to screen for malnutrition among older people, according to a cross-party group of MPs. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Florida Hospital seeks to fill 86 jobs in hiring event
Florida Hospital is looking to hire 86 nurses for its Central Florida campuses. The region's largest hospital system has openings for registered nurses and graduate nurses and will have on-site interviews on Jan. 23 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. On average, registered nurses earn an annual wage of $62,980 in metro Orlando, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Select expe rienced full-time RN positions also are eligible for a sign-on bonus of up to $10,000. Full bonus and/or relocation details… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

What Will This Year Bring for Nurses? What Will This Year Bring for Nurses?
Some of the nation's nursing thought leaders share their predictions about the most important trends that will affect nursing this year.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Article Source Type: news

Collaborative child home injury prevention in Thailand: an action research study - Machin AI, Ngamsuoy A, Pearson P.
Child home accidental injury is a global health issue, and promoting child safety is a pediatric nursing challenge worldwide. Planning child home accidental injury prevention requires understanding of factors influencing parents' behavior. Evidence suggest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A comparative study of shift work effects and injuries among nurses working in rotating night and day shifts in a tertiary care hospital of north India - Verma A, Kishore J, Gusain S.
This study was conducted to compare the health outcomes and injuries, along wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Fall rates in urban and rural nursing units: does location matter? - Baernholdt M, Hinton ID, Yan G, Xin W, Cramer E, Dunton N.
Patient falls remain a leading adverse event in hospitals. In a study of 65 rural hospitals with 222 nursing units and 560 urban hospitals with 4274 nursing units, we found that geographic region, unit type, and nurse staffing, education, experience, and o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Welsh respiratory plan to shift focus to community nurses
Funding for the delivery of respiratory care is set to be “rebalanced” in Wales away from hospitals and towards specialist nurses working in the community, according to a plan to reduce variation. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurse wins funding to improve motor neurone disease care
A specialist nurse has been named as one of the first two recipients of a scholarship fund set up in memory of motor neurone disease (MND) campaigner Gordon Aikman. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

German nurse charged with 97 more murders at hospitals
A German nurse already serving a life sentence for two murders has been indicted in nearly 100 more killings (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Unions sign unique deal designed to ‘Brexit proof midwives’
Royal College of Midwives and the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation are to sign a “historic partnership” today, meaning they will look after each other’s members working across the border. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

How your practice can save £15K and 260 hours of GP time by better use of a practice nurse
NHS England, has found that your practice could save£15,000 by choosing to employ a nurse practitioner instead of a GP and free up to 260 hours of GPs’ time by simply making better use of clinical nurses. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 22, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Personal Practice Source Type: news

Thromboembolic Events in PICU: A Descriptive Study Thromboembolic Events in PICU: A Descriptive Study
How is deep vein thrombosis best prevented in the pediatric intensive care unit?Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Improving Care for Women With Urinary Incontinence Improving Care for Women With Urinary Incontinence
What can primary care providers do to help improve urinary incontinence diagnosis and treatment among their female patients?Journal for Nurse Practitioners (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Vandana Gopikumar to receive 2018 Penn Nursing Renfield Award for Global Women's Health
(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) Vandana Gopikumar, PhD, Co-Founder of The Banyan and The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health will receive the 2018 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women's Health for her work in helping women with mental health problems in India. She co-founded both organizations with Vaishnavi Jayakumar. Gopikumar will receive the award - which comes with a $100,000 cash prize - during an event at the University of Pennsylvania on March 21, 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New handheld device 'to improve fundamental wound care'
A new handheld wound assessment device developed in Canada is being launched across Europe to help nurses and other clinicians provide more effective care, according to those behind it. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Former president tells delegates UNISON can help them achieve
“I can feel the love – and it’s energising me.” For former president Eleanor Smith, now the MP for Wolverhampton South West, it had all the emotion of a homecoming. Addressing UNISON’s Black members’ conference in Liverpool this afternoon, she started by stressing her thanks to and love of UNISON. Without the union’s help and support, “I would not be here today.” And her message to delegates was that UNISON is there for them too and can help them to achieve what they want. In keeping with a spirit of remembering history that permeated conference, Ms Smith sketched out h...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2018 Black members conference labour link Source Type: news

Flu Season in the U.S. Is Getting Worse
(NEW YORK) — The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse. Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense. “This is a season that has a lot more steam than we thought,” said Dr. Dan Jernigan of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One measure of the season is how many doctor or hospital visits are because of a high fever, cough and other flu symptoms. Thirty-two states reported high patient traffic last week, up from 26 the previous week. ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Nursing baby is good for mom too: Breastfeeding found to reduce risk of heart attack, stroke later in life
(Natural News) Many studies have proven time and again that breastfeeding has many long-term and short-term benefits for infants, but did you know that it can also benefit mothers? In a recent study, researchers analyzed data from 289, 573 mothers in China who breastfed their babies. Based on the results, at least 10 percent of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top-Rated Memphis-Area Nursing Homes
Information on The List was obtained from Medicare ’s Nursing Home Compare database and could not be independently verified. Ratings are as of January 2018. Ratings: 5=Much above average, 4=Above average, 3=Average, 2=Below average, 1=Much below average. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Cost - Effective in Depressed Teens
CBT associated with lower costs in adolescents who declined or quit taking antidepressants (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Brave toddler meets 24 strangers who saved her life
It took a team of UCLA medical professionals and the generosity of 71 strangers to save 2-year-old Skye Savren-McCormick ’s life.The toddler from Ventura, California, required frequent blood and platelet transfusions, often on a daily basis, while undergoing  three grueling bone-marrow transplants, surgery to remove her swollen spleen and seven rounds of chemotherapy for leukemia and lymphoma. She received 77 units of blood and platelets during a 10-month stay at UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital.  Recently Skye ’s family got to meet and thank two dozen of the 71 strangers whose blood a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Smartphone app allows doctors, nurses to remotely monitor wound healing
The healing of postoperative surgical wounds can be remotely monitored with a new smartphone app, reducing the need for readmission, a new study indicates. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS hospital bed occupancy remains 10% above safe limits
Bed occupancy rates in English hospitals remain well above safe limits, but fewer patients are facing long delays in ambulances, according to latest figures, suggesting the pressure may be easing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Blog: Proud of UNISON ’s history tackling inequality and racism
It was a great pleasure to address UNISON Black Members Conference in Liverpool this afternoon. This is a year of historic milestones, so it was great to address the biggest conference of Black Trade Unionists in Europe in this important year – 25 years of UNISON, 150 years of the TUC and 30 years of celebrating Black History in the UK. I’m proud that children today don’t just learn about Florence Nightingale, they also learn about Mary Seacole. And when they learn about Nelson, it’s more likely they’re talking about Mandela – the UNISON member – than the Admiral with the column. B...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News 2018 Black members conference Source Type: news

District nursing student graduates with innovation prize
A community nursing student has been recognised as one of the highest achieving nurses in the country during her graduation from the University of Chester. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Surgery to remove blood clot saves London ’s kidneys
Todd and Lindsey Taylor had barely settled in at home in Syracuse, New York with their new baby, London, when their world turned upside down. London, who had seemed perfectly healthy at birth, woke up nine days later vomiting and struggling to breathe. They rushed her to their local children’s hospital. “The doctors did an ultrasound and found a large blood clot in her aorta that was blocking the flow of blood to her kidneys,” says Todd. “They said she was in near fatal condition when we arrived, but they put her on dialysis and were able to stabilize her.” Desperate for options The doctors in...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories blood clot Dr. Anne Hansen Dr. Heung-Bae Kim Midaortic Syndrome and Renovascular Hypertension (MAS/RVH) Program neonatal intensive care unit Source Type: news

Steroids do not cut deaths from sepsis but do speed recovery
Treating sepsis patients with steroids does not reduce mortality but does lead to quicker recovery in survivors and the need for fewer blood transfusions, according to a major international study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hospital Groups Have an Idea That Could Make Generic Drugs Cheaper
(TRENTON, N.J.) — Several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high prices: creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs. The plan, announced Thursday, follows years of shortages of generic injected medicines that are the workhorses of hospitals, along with some huge price increases for once-cheap generic drugs. Those problems drive up costs for hospitals, require staff time to find scarce drugs or devise alternatives, and sometimes mean patients don’t get the best choice. The not-for-profit drug company initially will be backed by four hospital groups &md...
Source: TIME: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda A. Johnson / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

First UK hospital to introduce ‘point of care’ testing for flu
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has recently introduced a new way of testing adult patients for flu, with nurses using a molecular analysing device by the bedside that only takes 20 minutes. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Eritrea:Ministry of Health Graduates 15 Staff Members in Masters Degree
[Shabait] Asmara -A total of 15 staff members of the Ministry of Health that have been pursuing distance education from the University of Dundee were graduated on 17 January in Masters Degree in the fields of Advanced Practice in Nursing and Global Health and Wellbeing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Teacher becomes a nurse in hospital that cured her cancer
Ashley Moore, from Texas, gave up her first-grade teacher job to retrain as a medic. She says Medical City Plano staff's 'amazing compassion' has motivated her to help other patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news