Shuttered nursing facility set to reopen near planned VA hospital site
A Tennessee-based senior living company is close to reopening a shuttered facility near the new VA hospital site. The facility, called Dominion Senior Living at Northfield, is set to open by Dec. 26. The 42,000-square-foot, one-story facility has been completely renovated to offer 41 assisted-living beds and 20 single-occupancy memory-care apartments, according to wellness director Ali Helton. Knoxville, T enn.-based Dominion Senior Living, a senior-facility developer and operator, bought the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Charge nurse and colleagues complete trek in daughter's memory
A senior nurse embarked on a poignant trek with colleagues in tow in memory of her 21-year-old daughter who died of heart problems. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Study will look at role of gender in female-dominated nursing
A new study on gender and pay in nursing hopes to shed light on the value and status of one of the most female-dominated professions in the UK. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Kenya: To Achieve Universal Healthcare, Kenya Must Invest More in Its Nurses
[The Conversation Africa] Nurses in Kenya are threatening to strike, protesting that the government had failed to increase their salaries in spite of an agreement which ended a five-month strike last year. If they strike this would be the second time in two years and it could create another public health crisis because of the huge role that nurses play. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

River City Rehab breaks ground in north Jacksonville
Danis Construction was recently awarded a permit to build a rehabilitation and skilled-nursing facility near UF Health North and River City Marketplace. The 82,000-square-foot, 116-bed facility, called River City Rehab, is being developed by J. Charles Wilson through First Coast Health Ventures LLC. It is located at the corner of Owens Road and Max Leggett Parkway. Construction of the facility is valued at $12 million, according to the permit. Al lstate Steel was awarded a $1.2 million contract… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison Colburn Source Type: news

Strong U.S. job market hurts care for those in nursing homes
Facing low pay and grueling conditions, many workers in senior care facilities flee for other jobs (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurse urges Albertans to test after she finds unsafe radon levels in her family's home
Registered nurse Lindsay Snodgrass was shocked to discover dangerous levels of a radioactive gas in her own home. Now, she's urging other Albertans to test their homes for radon. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

CFG Community Bank raises $40 million to beef up lending
Baltimore-based Capital Funding Group specializes in mortgage loans and financing for the health care industry, specifically nursing homes and assisted-living communities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Holden Wilen Source Type: news

Ruth May revealed as new chief nursing officer for England
Ruth May will take over from Jane Cummings as England ’s next chief nursing officer, it has been announced. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Learning to excel
Growing up in Armagh during The Troubles was not a time for lofty ambitions. You left school, you got a job. And that’s how it was for Lucia McKeever. But then, with encouragement from her trade union, her horizons started to widen considerably. Lucia rose through the ranks of first COHSE, then UNISON, before serving as UNISON president from 2014 to 2015 – the first Northern Irish member to hold that office. Now, as she prepares to step down from the union’s National Executive Council (NEC), she wants to encourage others to take the same journey. “I left school at 16. I hadn’t even a spirit le...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Magazine activists' learning learning and organising lifelong learning return to learn Source Type: news

That was the year that was
January saw the union launch a campaign to encourage local government pension funds to divest from carbon – in other words, to pull their hard-earned money out of environment-unfriendly businesses. Some £16bn of local government pension funds is invested in fossil fuels and, with five million members in those schemes, the campaign can make an impact. Later that month, the higher education service group conference met in Chester. “We have to stand up for our members’ rights,” delegates agreed – particularly in the face of Brexit. Just over 10% of all university workers come from elsewher...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 11, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article campaigning care workers equal pay equality health care Industrial action local government organising recruiting recruiting and organising success Source Type: news

That was the year that was – the year in UNISON
January saw the union launch a campaign to encourage local government pension funds to divest from carbon – in other words, to pull their hard-earned money out of environment-unfriendly businesses. Some £16bn of local government pension funds is invested in fossil fuels and, with five million members in those schemes, the campaign can make an impact. Later that month, the higher education service group conference met in Chester. “We have to stand up for our members’ rights,” delegates agreed – particularly in the face of Brexit. Just over 10% of all university workers come from elsewher...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article campaigning care workers equal pay equality health care Industrial action local government organising recruiting recruiting and organising success Source Type: news

New nurse and paramedic mental health team set to cut admissions
Emergency mental health hospital admissions in London are expected to be cut in half thanks to a new “pioneering” ambulance scheme involving nurses and paramedics working side-by-side. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Did nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer kill a 9th person? Court order raises questions
The family of a London, Ont., woman has won a court order compelling police to hand over details about the criminal investigation into the death of their mother at a care home where serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer was working, CBC News has learned. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non - VHAs
When 121 regions were considered together, VHA care was better for 14 of 15 outcome measures (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 11, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Risk Up for Later - Born Siblings of Children With ASD, ADHD
Odds of both ASD and ADHD increased for later - born siblings of children with either diagnosis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

NHS strain would worsen in the face of a harsh Brexit
While uncertainties continue around Brexit, Luna Williams,Immigration Advice Service, discusses the impact of a hard Brexit on the NHS workforce Related items fromOnMedica Tackling low workforce morale in the NHS Key hospitals face major Brexit workforce threat Brexit could leave health and social care 51,000 nurses short A no-deal Brexit ‘spells disaster for patients,’ warns lead doctor Royal College of GPs backs ‘People’s Vote’ on Brexit (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - December 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Home care sector in ‘extremely fragile state’, report warns
Funding squeeze and staff shortages driving providers to desert market Related items fromOnMedica NHS strain would worsen in the face of a harsh Brexit GP contract for England brings overall 3.4% increase Brexit could leave health and social care 51,000 nurses short GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse EU migrants contribute more to the NHS than they consume (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nurses Help Nurses After Losing Nearly All in California Fire Nurses Help Nurses After Losing Nearly All in California Fire
A group of nurses is helping nurses and other healthcare workers who lost everything, including their jobs, when their hospital was badly damaged during the Camp Fire, in Paradise, California, last November.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

New campaign launched to help nurses in England fulfil their potential
Efforts to raise the profile of nurses in England are being ramped up with a new rebranded campaign. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurse leaders' experiences of upwards violence in the workplace: a systematic review protocol - Gaudine A, Patrick L, Busby L.
REVIEW QUESTION: This qualitative, systematic review will address the question: what are nurse leaders' experiences of upwards violence in nursing workplaces? Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Student nurse launches amputee website thanks to leadership scheme
A student nurse has told how support she received through an innovative leadership programme enabled her to achieve her dream of launching an online information platform for amputees. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Shortfalls in bereavement training for neonatal nurses 'unacceptable'
All nursing and midwifery staff who come face to face with parents suffering the loss of a baby shortly after birth should receive training on how best to support them, charities have urged. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Fax machines banned from NHS as digital revolution picks up pace
Matt Hancock has banned the NHS from buying fax machines as part of his digital revolution of the health service. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

What are Some of the Causes of SGA?
Discussion Intrauterine growth retardation or fetal growth retardation is due to a pathological process that causes decelerated fetal growth velocity. Small-for-gestational age (SGA) is an infant with growth parameters below the normal range for gestational age. More commonly, SGA is defined as a birth weight
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mental health nurses set to become first responders
Specialist paramedic response cars aim to treat patients in crisis at home Related items fromOnMedica Experts urge radical action on mental health crises Commission calls for mental health parity in Northern Ireland Patients confused over emergency care Major trauma centres have saved an extra 1,600 BMA says winter pressures will continue into summer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

More than half of California nursing homes try to avoid new staffing laws
The new regulations require more time spent caring for patients directly. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Importance of Palliative Nursing Care
(MedPage Today) -- How nurses can cope with the emotional stress of providing hospice care (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Saviours of dementia sufferers
TODAY the Sunday Express joins forces with Dementia UK to help fund a new team of nurse angels. Britain desperately needs more specialist nurses to care and support people living with dementia and their families. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chief nurse dedicates honorary doctorate to 'all the nurses'
An “inspirational” senior nurse who has dedicated four decades to the NHS has been honoured by a university. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Caring for the older person with cognitive impairment in hospital: qualitative analysis of nursing personnel reflections on fall events - Grealish L, Chaboyer W, Darch J, Real B, Phelan M, Soltau D, Lunn M, Brandis S, Todd JA, Cooke M.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore nurse and nursing assistant reflections on the care of older patients with cognitive impairment who have experienced a fall. BACKGROUND: While there are evidence-based clinical guidelines for the prevention and manag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

From brainstorming to strategic plan: the framework for the Society for the Advancement of Disaster Nursing: a work in progress - Langan JC, Lavin RP, Griffin AR, Veenema TG, Dobalian A.
Professional health care societies play a critical role in promoting excellence in patient care, educating and certifying their members on evidence-based practices, and pursuing relevant research agendas to advance the science in the field. Disaster nursin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Good economies bring bad nursing home conditions, study says
As the economy rises, the quality of nursing homes falls, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cincinnati nurse competes for ‘most interesting in the world'
Cincinnati may be home to the world ’s most interesting nurse. Lorel Studer, a specialty clinical nurse leader at TriHealth since 2016, is one of five finalists in Halo's Most Interesting Nurse in the World contest. Halo is a Cincinnati-based health care technology firm formerly known as Doc Halo. Studer, who works in the neurol ogy ICU at Good Samaritan Hospital, was chosen from nurses across the U.S. who were nominated by their peers as extraordinarily caring and interesting individuals.  The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bill Cieslewicz Source Type: news

Cincinnati nurse competes for ‘most interesting in the world'
Cincinnati may be home to the world ’s most interesting nurse. Lorel Studer, a specialty clinical nurse leader at TriHealth since 2016, is one of five finalists in Halo's Most Interesting Nurse in the World contest. Halo is a Cincinnati-based health care technology firm formerly known as Doc Halo. Studer, who works in the neurol ogy ICU at Good Samaritan Hospital, was chosen from nurses across the U.S. who were nominated by their peers as extraordinarily caring and interesting individuals.  The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Bill Cieslewicz Source Type: news

Lower RN Staffing Linked to Increased In-Hospital Mortality
FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 -- The risk for in-hospital mortality is increased with lower registered nurse (RN) staffing and higher levels of admissions per RN, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in BMJ Quality& Safety. Peter Griffiths,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lack of Peds Preventive Care Ups Unplanned Hospital Admissions
Infants and children lacking vaccinations, development checks more likely to be admitted (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 7, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Infections, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

HEE moves to offer reassurance over CPD funding for nurses
Health Education England is holding out an olive branch to NHS employers concerned about previous cuts to their budgets to upskill their nurses and midwives. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS pilots 'inspirational' fast-track route into GP nursing
A first-of-its-kind training programme that will prepare registered nurses including those who are newly qualified for a career in primary care in just nine months is being trialled by the NHS. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

More Are Seeking Mental Health Care, But Not Always Those Who Need It Most
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Expert reveals how pollution INSIDE your home can cause asthma attacks and damage your lungs  
Damp air can create mould, scented candles produce carcinogen pollutants, and open fires and dust mites can restrict breathing. Nurse Emma Hammet reveals how to clear you home's air. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UH, Humana launch Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute
In September, Humana announced that it would donate $15 million to the university over 10 years in order to unite the UH College of Medicine and the existing colleges of nursing, pharmacy, social work and optometry. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Poll reveals public backing for increased student nurse support
More than half of people in England want to see financial support for student nurses increased, according to a new poll. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Improve training on group B strep to 'save money and babies' lives'
Maternity staff need more training on how to prevent, identify and treat group B streptococcus infections to stop babies needlessly dying or being left with life-changing disabilities, says a new report. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Updated: Former CNO appointed chair of Florence Nightingale Foundation
A former chief nursing officer for three countries in the UK has been appointed as chair of the Florence Nightingale Foundation. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Gambia: When Actions Contradict Policy - Horrific Healthcare Services in Rural Gambia
[Foroyaa] Shortage of beds has hit most healthcare facilities in the Upper River Region. Consequently, patients in critical condition including postnatal mothers are compelled to use mattresses on the floor to rest after delivery while only a few trained nurses are available-struggling to give a day-to-day care to patients. The realities of the health provision are unmatched with the National Health Policy 2013-2020 objectives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Better Economy Could Mean Worse Nursing Home Care
FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 -- In a good economy, the care at U.S. nursing homes falls because it's harder to attract and keep staff, a new study contends. " During economic downturns, many people are willing to take positions with work environments they... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The association between workplace violence and physicians' and nurses' job satisfaction in Macau - Cheung T, Lee PH, Yip PSF.
This study uses ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

NPs and Physicians on Increasing RNs in Primary Care NPs and Physicians on Increasing RNs in Primary Care
How do physicians and nurse practitioners feel about integrating more RNs into primary care teams?Nursing Economics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

In times of low unemployment, nursing home quality suffers
(Georgetown University Medical Center) The low unemployment rate in the US -- which fell to a 49-year low in September and October -- is good news to many people, but perhaps not to residents of nursing homes. A Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) study found that quality of care in nursing homes improves during periods of recession and worsens when the economy is good. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news