Seniors' suicides in long-term care often go overlooked, analysis finds
An investigation finds that older Americans are quietly killing themselves in nursing homes, assisted living centers and adult care homes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life is sweeter with nurses like you!
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - April 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medically Tailored Meal Delivery Improves Outcomes, Cuts Costs Medically Tailored Meal Delivery Improves Outcomes, Cuts Costs
Participation in a medically tailored meals program cut inpatient and skilled nursing admissions and lowered care costs for people with chronic illness and food insecurity, new data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Wanted: More Men in Nursing Wanted: More Men in Nursing
It's long past time to retire the idea that nursing is a woman's job.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Article Source Type: news

Poor communication hinders the role of the school nurse as a key professional in protecting children and young people from maltreatment - Wilkinson Y.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Disaster preparedness and learning needs among community health nurse coordinators in South Sulawesi Indonesia - Sangkala MS, Gerdtz MF.
BACKGROUND: The number of natural disasters occurring worldwide has increased, including Indonesia, a country that continues to experience natural disasters of varying level of severity. Despite this evidence, limited information is available about nurses'... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Flood disaster preparedness experiences of hospital personnel in Thailand: a qualitative study - Rattanakanlaya K, Sukonthasarn A, Wangsrikhun S, Chanprasit C.
BACKGROUND: Nurses, as well as other health personnel and health systems, worldwide need to be adequately prepared for disasters because it is often difficult to predict where and when disasters strike. The 2011 Thailand flood disaster caused significant d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Indonesian emergency nurses' preparedness to respond to disaster: a descriptive survey - Rizqillah AF, Suna J.
This study aimed to as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Analysing training in gender-based violence for undergraduate nursing students in Spain: a mixed-methods study - Maquibar A, Estalella I, Vives-Cases C, Hurtig AK, Goicolea I.
BACKGROUND: Health-care professionals, and nurses especially among them, play an essential role in the health sector's response to gender-based violence. To be able to successfully address this major public health issue they need specific training in the t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Medical Marijuana Use Rising Among Cancer Patients
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

Two-thirds of practice managers feel STF allocations have not boosted general practice, report finds
Two-thirds of practice managers said sustainability and transformation fund (STF) allocations had brought‘no improvement’ to general practice, a report has revealed. ThePrimary Concerns 2018: The State of Primary Care report, published last month (27 March), surveyed the readers of Cogora’s five primary care publications: Management in Practice, Healthcare Leader, Nursing in Practice, Pulse and The Pharmacist.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 22, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Addressing Climate Change: We Can't Afford Not To Addressing Climate Change: We Can't Afford Not To
Climate change is an important public health concern. What can nurses do to help mitigate the effects?Nursing Economics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Vaping: It's All a Smokescreen Vaping: It's All a Smokescreen
The use of electronic cigarettes among young people is becoming an important public health issue. How can pediatric nurses help prevent this dangerous practice?Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

MEDICAL SHOCKER: MMR vaccine dangers exposed by FDA study
(Natural News) Care to purposely give your 3-to-4-month-young baby gastrointestinal illness and upper-respiratory distress? Up your chances of sickening your child with these serious health crises by 40 – 60 percent, simply by getting a nurse or doctor to inject the so called “safe and effective” MMR vaccine. Yes, the Measles, Mumps & Rubella shot,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Woman Gives Birth at Hospital Reception Area as Nurses Enjoy Their Tea
[Nairobi News] A video of a woman giving birth at a hospital reception in Athi River as nurses took tea has been shared online, angering netizens. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS Medicare Program: Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities; Updates to the Quality Reporting Program and Value-Based Purchasing Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2020
Pre-publication notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comments on updates to the prospective payment system for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for fiscal year 2020, including changes for the Patient Drive Payment Model (PDPM). Includes proposals for the SNF quality reporting program and the value-based purchasing program that will affect Medicare payment to SNFs. Comments are also sought on the appropriateness of the wage index used to adjust SNF payments. Includes rural considerations throughout. The official publication of this notice in the Federal Register is April 25, 2...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 22, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Nursing, dental, and medical students train together to improve kids' oral health
(New York University) Nursing, medical, and dental students can work as a team to improve their knowledge of pediatric oral health -- and how to work with their fellow health professionals, finds new research led by NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. The study appears in the Journal of Dental Education. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prostate cancer in Scotland: an evolutionary journey
Clinical nurse specialist Karen Walker explores the evolutionary journey of prostate cancer within hospitals and how the development of new technologies and treatments has contributed to improvements in outcomes Related items fromOnMedica Immune system boosters fight prostate cancer One-off PSA test doesn ’t save lives, finds largest study of its kind Radiotherapy offers hopes in advanced prostate cancer Prostate cancer diagnosis (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - April 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Why Sen. Walsh Said Nurses'Play Cards For A Considerable Amount Of The Day '
Here is what Washington State Senator Maureen Walsh (R) said about a bill that would mandate uninterrupted meal and rest periods for nurses (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Why State Senator Walsh Said Nurses'Play Cards For A Considerable Amount Of The Day '
Here is what Washington State Senator Maureen Walsh (R) said about a bill that would mandate uninterrupted meal and rest periods for nurses (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Lawmaker slammed after saying nurses "play cards" during shifts
Maureen Walsh, a Republican from the Spokane area, was arguing for an amendment that would exclude small hospitals from a bill that would require nurses to have breaks (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Washington state lawmaker's comments raise ire of nurses
She said some nurses may spend a lot of time playing cards on their breaks. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

For three years her skin ulcers and pain would flare, then vanish, stumping doctors. Her daughter, a nurse, finally figured it out.
After hearing a case study in class, Kimberly Ho was startled by the similar symptoms. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandra G. Boodman Source Type: news

'Superbugs' Hang Out on Hospital Patients
In the study, researchers tested 399 hospital patients and found that 14% had superbugs on their hands or nostrils right after admission. Superbugs were also found on items commonly touched by patients, such as the nurse call button, in nearly one-third of tests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
Overall hand hygiene compliance increased from 2009 to 2017; associated drop seen in HA - SAB incidence (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 19, 2019 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

Acetaminophen Safe as First-Line Analgesic for Most Older Adults
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Despite a potential increased risk for stroke in patients with diabetes, acetaminophen is a safe first-line analgesic for most older adults living in nursing homes, according to a study published online March 26 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Care home SOLUTION: THIS alternative care solution is much cheaper than a nursing home
CARING for the elderly could be about to get a lot cheaper through the use of certain simple technologies, according to a health tech expert. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dayton-area health network hiring for 87 positions
A local health network is looking to hire close to 90 people at its Dayton-area medical centers. Mercy Health — Springfield, one of the largest companies in the Dayton region, will host open interviews for positions at the new Dayton Springfield Emergency Center, Springfield Regional Medical Center and Urbana Hospital. The health network is seeking registered nurses, medical technologists , CT techs, RAD techs and security officers for the emergency department, which is opening later this year… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

Proposed Fiscal Year 2020 Payment and Policy Changes for Medicare Skilled Nursing Facilities (CMS-1718-P)
Fact sheet from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing a proposed rule to update fiscal year (FY) 2020 payment rates and quality programs for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) under the SNF Prospective Payment System (PPS), the SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program (VBP), and the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP). (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 19, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

On the Hill to Advocate for and Honor Health Workers
By Carol Bales , Advocacy and policy communications manager, IntraHealth InternationalApril 18, 2019World Health Worker Week was a time to  educate lawmakers on the tremendous impact of frontline health workers.During  World Health Worker Week 2019, frontline health workers and members of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC) took to Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, to educate lawmakers and their staff on the tremendous impact frontline health workers have in their communities and to advocate for greater and more strategic investment in frontline health worker teams aro...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Leadership and Governance Policy & Advocacy World Health Worker Week Health Workforce Systems Nurses USA Source Type: news

Perinatal Complications Tied to Childhood Social Anxiety
Perinatal birth complications associated with childhood social anxiety symptoms and behavioral inhibition (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Dame Donna Kinnair confirmed as RCN chief executive
Dame Donna Kinnair has been appointed as permanent chief executive and general secretary at the Royal College of Nursing, it has been announced. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Scottish MPs demand full report on 'risky' restraint cases
Opposition parties in Scotland have called for the full publication of a report into the “shocking” treatment of patients at a Dundee mental health unit, after BBC report leaked information on “risky” restraints. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

South Africa: Denosa North West Response to the Statement By the Provincial Department On the Payment of Rural Allowance to Nurses in the Province
[COSATU] Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in North West is disturbed by what we view as irresponsible utterances by the provincial Department of Health, through a statement, in relation to payment of Rural Allowance to nurses in the province when it has been standing in the way of this matter being resolved successfully at the arbitration process. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health visitors do triathlon to support breastfeeding initiative
A team of North Yorkshire health visitors have taken on a “tough” triathlon to raise funds for a breastfeeding support scheme to help mothers and families who experience challenges. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Public Disclosure Law Improves Nurse Staffing Ratios
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- A New Jersey law requiring hospitals and nursing homes to publicly report the number of patients per nurse has led to better nurse staffing ratios, according to a study published online March 28 in Policy, Politics,&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Midwives in Yorkshire trained to run hypnobirthing sessions
A team of midwives in Hull have undergone hypnobirthing training as part of an initiative to increase choice around giving birth. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Pre-school children with chronic constipation ‘often picky eaters’
Care of children with chronic constipation should include consideration of sensory issues and possible referral to occupational therapy, according to US researchers, who claim their findings are “revolutionary”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hospital offers ‘teachable moment’ to correct poor inhaler technique
Being in hospital could provide an opportunity for nurses to improve poor inhaler technique among young patients admitted for asthma, according to US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Claim nurses dealt with more harshly than docs in FtP cases
Nurses may find it harder to get justice than doctors, according to a review exploring why a nurse convicted over the death of a child was struck off while a doctor involved in the same case can continue to practise. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Australian hospitals show worth of handwashing campaigns
A national handwashing campaign has helped reduce a key cause of infection in Australia ’s hospitals and could help other countries do the same, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Dozens arrested in massive opioid bust
Medical professionals including doctors, nurses and pharmacists were arrested in seven states after prescribing 32 million pills (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Response to "Policy brief on the nursing response to human trafficking" - Lugo K.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Express Scripts unit to add specialty pharmacy in Hawaii
Express Scripts ’ specialty pharmacy Accredo has announced that it will open a new location in Hawaii to serve individuals with chronic health conditions. The pharmacy, which is expected to open in Honolulu later this summer, will offer walk-in consultations, home delivery, an infusion center and on-site nurses, according to a release. The location also will offer oncology treatments and other therapies. Hawaii-based nonprofit health plan AlohaCare selected Accredo as its preferred specialty pharmacy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Vince Brennan Source Type: news

Sleep Myths Are Commonly Circulated
Authors say initiatives to debunk myths, promote healthful sleep practices may benefit public health (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

iADL Dependency May Up Mortality in Hematologic Cancers
Instrumental activities of daily living dependency, mortality linked in seniors with hematologic cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

NMC calls for protected nurse training time on learning disabilities
The nursing regulator has highlighted the importance of protected time for new training for nurses on working with people with learning disabilities and autism. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Student nurse among the faces in a new photograph collection
Student nurse Steven Ryan is one of the faces fronting a new photography collection being launched to celebrate the 50th anniversary this month of the Open University. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Metformin ‘reduces’ risk of heart disease in non-diabetic patients
The commonly used diabetes drug metformin could reverse the harmful thickening of heart muscle that leads to cardiovascular disease, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Practice nurse leadership scheme has ‘boosted skills and confidence’
A leadership programme for practice nurses in the North West has successfully boosted skills and confidence, and led to nurses getting more involved in shaping local services, according to organisers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news