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‘ If you want to be heard, speak in UNISON ’
Addressing UNISON’s LGBT conference in Brighton this afternoon, Christina McAnea, the union’s assistant general secretary with responsibility for bargaining and equality, spoke about how she increasingly hears the question asked of ‘why should I join a union?’ “Looking around the hall, some of you – not all of you – will be old enough to remember the UNISON TV advert that saw one cartoon ant trying to gain the attention of a bear.” It only hears and leaps out of the way when the single ant returns with a huge group of ants. The message was simple, she told them. “If you...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article 2017 LGBT Conference Christina McAnea transphobia Source Type: news

Simple Checklist Can Identify Useful Clinical Practice Guidelines
Eight - item tool developed for clinicians to identify trustworthy, useful, and relevant guidelines (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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

Georgia nurses laugh as WW2 veteran dies in video
The incident in 2014 sparked a three-year legal battle between Dempsey's family in Woodstock, Georgia, and Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center - until the video emerged. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old dies
An Atlanta television station says video secretly recorded in a nursing home in 2014 shows nurses laughing while they try to start an oxygen machine and an 89-year-old World War II veteran dies (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Self Assesment Form - Nurse
Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Douglas Mercer Source Type: news

Attributes of High - Value Oncology Practices Identified
3 attributes were judged to have highest potential for lowering cost without compromising care (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Nursing, Oncology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Concern for learning disability nursing as some courses ‘less than half full’
Serious concerns about the future of learning disability nursing programmes in England have been raised, as reports have emerged of some universities filling less than half of their course places this year. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Rise in overseas nurses applying to NMC after language test changes
A “significant number” of nurses from abroad have applied to work in the UK in the past two weeks, the nursing regulator has revealed, suggesting recent changes to language testing are improving overseas recruitment. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Community nursing leader receives CBE from Queen
A leading community nurse received her CBE from the Queen this week recognising both her services to the profession and her work as the head of the Queen ’s Nursing Institute. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Warning over 'alarming' continuing drop in NHS health visitors
Health visitors have urged the government to reverse cuts to public health budgets, warning of a continuing “alarming” reduction in the number of NHS nurses working in 0-5-year-old services as a result. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medical Device Design Is Critical to Bringing Healthcare into the Home
Medical technology is going consumer. Both patients and care givers hold an increasing expectation that the devices they use to manage care will operate with the same ease and usability as the digital products they use every day to manage their lives. As healthcare moves to a home setting, patients require design elements that make the technology easier to use, more intuitive, and more accessible. Medical device companies are responding by focusing during design and development on those needs that are harder to tease out. To succeed in this potential consumer market, the biggest asset to any device is good design and ...
Source: MDDI - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Scott Thielman Tags: Design Source Type: news

South Africa:Why Expanding Access to Contraception - and Abortions - Is a 'Best Buy'
[Bhekisisa] Draft guidelines will look to balance a doctor or nurse's right recuse themselves from performing abortions with a person's right to choose. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nursing home reaches tentative agreement with union
Workers at a Kenmore nursing home have reached a tentative agreement with management on a new contract. 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the union that represents 120 workers at Schofield Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Residence, met with administrators at the site Wednesday, the same day it had intended to hold an informational picket. The meeting led to an agreement that will go before m embers for ratification on Tues., Nov. 21. In the days before the meeting, union members had complained… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Hospital trust ’s nurses celebrate achieving pressure ulcer milestone
A department at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust that cares for older and vulnerable patients is celebrating an entire year without a severe hospital-acquired pressure ulcer. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Trust turns to India and Philippines due to downturn in EU nurses
Oxfordshire University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is recruiting nurses from India and the Philippines in the light of a “marked reduction” in European Union staff coming to work in the UK. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Study to test if new talking therapy can help cancer survivors cope
Researchers from leading UK universities and NHS trusts are to carry out a major new project to develop and test a talking-based therapy for cancer survivors. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Peer Review Policy Cuts Atypical Antipsychotic Use in Children
Reduction in prevalence of atypical antipsychotic use after peer review policy implementation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Simpler Tool Promising for Atherosclerosis Prediction
Fuster - BEWAT score similar to ideal cardiovascular health score in predicting subclinical disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Tied to Reduced Respiratory Papillomatosis Rate
Reduction in incidence of juvenile - onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis from 2012 to 2016 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Nursing, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

What Exactly Motivates and Retains Health Workers —and How Do We Measure It?
November 16, 2017The quirks, preferences, and priorities that drive our decisions are tough to nail down.Human beings do weird things sometimes.Or maybe the things we do as individuals onlyseem weird to others because they don ’t know our particular quirks, preferences, and priorities. Think about it: Why do you live where you live? How did you choose your job? What makes you go back to work day after day? The answers are different for us all.Maybe we want to live close to our family. Maybe we love the city life, or our hometown is the only place we want to live. Or maybe we choose our jobs based on what pays the bes...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

One of Cincinnati ’s largest colleges hires new president
Mason City Schools superintendent Gail Kist-Kline has been hired as president of the Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences, which is affiliated with Christ Hospital in Mount Auburn. Kist-Kline, who plans to retire from the Mason public school system at the end of this academic year, will join Christ College on July 1, 2018. The college is the 12th-largest in Greater Cincinnati, according to Business Courier research. It offers an associate’s degree in nursing and a bachelo r’s degree… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Sister starts blanket scheme to comfort end of life care patients
A Colchester ward sister is setting up a group of volunteers to make blankets for patients who are nearing the end of their lives and also to reduce loneliness among the knitters themselves. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Deal flow jumps for Polsinelli, Armstrong Teasdale in senior living sector
Local attorneys for the Polsinelli law firm are providing counsel to Louisville, Kentucky-based Kindred Healthcare Inc. in a $700 million sale of its skilled nursing portfolio to BM Eagle Holdings LLC. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Injuries to mental health staff during restraint on the increase
The number of injuries to staff while trying to restrain patients at mental health trusts in England has risen by 300 in a year, reversing a previous trend, latest data has revealed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

First national framework for advanced clinical practice unveiled
The first national framework for nurses and other healthcare professionals working at an advanced level has been revealed today, with the aim of providing a “clear and consistent approach” to training and practice. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Reflections on Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by by Emily B. Kean, MSLS, Research and Education Librarian, Donald C. Harri...
Source: The Cornflower - November 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Big Data Source Type: news

Respiratory nurse educator named ‘nurse of year’ by RCN Wales
A respiratory nurse has been named as “nurse of the year” by the Royal College of Nursing in Wales for her work in tackling some of the worst mortality rates from chronic lung disease in the UK. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

CNO hails landmark ‘devolution’ deal on London health and care
A deal unveiled today will give London ’s NHS and councils the “freedoms and powers they need to provide the very best health and care services”, according to the chief nursing officer for England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Opportunity to join The Endocrinologist Editorial Board
An opportunity is available for a scientist member to join the Editorial Board for the Society’s member magazine, The Endocrinologist. We are looking for a science-focused member to join the team and start in early 2018. The Editorial Board is responsible for the content of the magazine in which we showcase the latest thinking in all areas of endocrinology, as well as news and issues that affect clinicians, scientists and nurses working in the field of endocrinology. The Endocrinologist provides a vital line of comm...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Inside the NICU: Shining light on the healing power of touch
Abigail underwent open-heart surgery and received care in Boston Children’s Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Traveling through Boston Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), you feel the warmth of natural light and a soothing sense of calm. One mom, leaning delicately over her son’s bedside, caresses his forehead and gently whispers a lullaby. Only a few steps away, a father rests in a chair with his tiny son on his chest. Lifesaving technology fills the 24-bed NICU and a reassuring team of specialized physicians, nurses and Child Life Specialists monitor, treat and embrace their delicate patients. Nea...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Our Patients’ Stories neonatal intensive care unit NICU Source Type: news

Uganda:Government Should Negotiate With Striking Doctors
[Monitor] On Tuesday, the National Organisation of Trade Unions (NOTU), the Uganda Medical Workers Union (UMWU) and Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union filed a suit in the High Court in Kampala challenging government's decision to enter into negotiations with the Uganda Medical Association (UMA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NICE gives green light to new 'breakthrough' breast cancer drugs
Discount price deals for two similar new breast cancer drugs have seen them approved for routine NHS use, under draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Deaths from resident-to-resident aggression in Australian nursing homes - Murphy B, Bugeja L, Pilgrim J, Ibrahim JE.
OBJECTIVES: To describe the frequency and nature of deaths from resident-to-resident aggression (RRA) in nursing homes in Australia. DESIGN: National population-based retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Accredited nursing homes in Australia. PARTI... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Elderly hospitalised people and walking capacities - Castel C, Lescure P, Loggia G, Morello R, De Mil R, Saint-Lorant G.
Falls in the elderly are frequent. A study carried out over 6 months in a university hospital's acute geriatric unit highlighted the real walking capacities of hospitalised elderly people. It also changed the perception of caregivers, doctors and nurses wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Mental ill-health among adult patients at healthcare centres in Sweden: district nurses experiences - Janl öv AC, Johansson L, Clausson EK.
BACKGROUND: Mental ill-health among the general population is increasing in Sweden. Primary Health Care (PHC) and Healthcare Centres (HCC), where district nurses (DNs) work, bear the basic responsibility for treatment of mental ill-health, while severe men... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

South Africa:Mentally Ill Patients Received Compromised Healthcare - Assessor
[News24Wire] A quality assurance assessor and deputy nursing manager at an NGO has admitted that she, along with others, compromised the quality of the healthcare provided to mentally ill patients by taking on more patients than they could handle. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

#MyRadGirlfriend No. 50: Ready by 6
When it comes to medical specialties, radiology has its share of drawbacks....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 49: Where's your Flossie? #MyRadGirlfriend No. 48: Just like you someday #MyRadGirlfriend No. 47: Nailing a diagnosis #MyRadGirlfriend No. 46: Happy Rosh Hashanah #MyRadGirlfriend No. 45: Is this the line for the nurse? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nabholz Foundation Donates $450K For Nursing Programs at ACH
The Nabholz Charitable Foundation pledged $450,000 to support continuing education and training for nurses at Arkansas Children's Hospital. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Health Care Experts in Favor of Patient Contribution to Notes
With some cautions, experts are supportive of the OurNotes medical notes intervention (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urology, Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Nurse who refused to leave Manchester Arena bomb victim
This week's health hero nominee is nurse Jess Haskins, 33, who helped Manchester bomb victim Adam Lawler, 15. His family believe he wouldn't be as well as he is now without her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Changes in nurse numbers ‘may be key’ to 120,000 excess deaths
Changes in nurse numbers are linked to excess death rates – especially in care homes – according to a new study looking at the impact of cuts in health and social care spending on mortality. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 11/15/2017
More efficacy data for Leaf. A recent analysis of 10,000 patients showed that patients that used the Leaf Patient Monitoring System experienced a significant decrease in the rates of pressure injuries, which fell by 75 percent. Adherence to patient turning protocols, which help prevent pressure ulcers, rose 65 percent.  The wireless, wearable sensor developed by Leaf Healthcare will tracks patient’s movements to determine the optimal timing for nurses to turn or reposition patients at risk for ulcers. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Nursing homes operated by Plano company file for bankruptcy after multi-million dollar lawsuits
Personal injury lawsuits in Kentucky and New Mexico have led 33 nursing homes operated by Preferred Care Group to file for bankruptcy. Plano-based Preferred Care, one of the largest U.S. nursing home chains, blamed the chapter 11 filings on 163 multi-million dollar suits that its defending, Reuters reported. A $28 million judgement in favor of a family of a man injured in a Preferred Care facility is listed as the company’s lar gest claimant in its bankruptcy filing. By filing for chapter 11,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Korri Kezar Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew touts reduced pressure ulcers in Allevyn Life dressing trial
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) today released results from a trial of its Allevyn Life multi-layer polyurethane dressing used in treating elderly patinets with hip fractures, touting reduced onset of pressure ulcers. Results from the trial were presented at the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel annual meeting this year, the company said. Data in the trial came from experiences with 359 fragility hip fracture patients aged 65 and over at Bologna, Italy’s Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, run by research nursing centre head Dr. Christiana Forni. “Hip fractures in the elderly are a serious problem due to the...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Orthopedics Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Student Spotlight – Meghan Bullock ’20: Changing Lanes
Experiences such as working as a volunteer on medical mission trips to Honduras and practicing as an oncology nurse in Arizona helped Meghan Bullock ’20 decide that medical school was the right path for her. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - November 15, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News cancer Features global health Home-feature medical student Norris Cotton Cancer Center Student Spotlight Source Type: news

Preferred Care-Affiliated Nursing Homes Seek Bankruptcy After Lawsuits Preferred Care-Affiliated Nursing Homes Seek Bankruptcy After Lawsuits
Thirty-three nursing homes affiliated with Preferred Care Group, one of the largest U.S. nursing home chains, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to multi-million dollar personal injury lawsuits in Kentucky and New Mexico, according to court filings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Norton Healthcare looking for two C-suite leaders
Norton Healthcare Inc. is looking to fill two major leadership roles: one at its flagship hospital and the other at the system level. The Louisville-based hospital and health care provider is looking for a new chief nursing officer and vice president of patient experience at Norton Hospital. The post was previously filled by Lewis Perkins, who has held the position since 2011. Perkins has accepted the position of system vice president of nursing systems for Norton Healthcare. Perkins was hired… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Neha Misra Brings Light —and Power—into the Lives of Women around the World
November 15, 2017Neha Misra embodies the notion that unexpected combinations can create unexpected good —a theme that inspires our annual SwitchPoint conference. Meet Neha below and get your tickets to hear her speak atSwitchPoint 2018.Neha Misra is a social entrepreneur, poet, and visual folk artist with a deep belief in the power of human imagination and action to create new realities. She is the co-founder and chief collaboration officer of Solar Sister and a global champion for improving sustainable energy access by advancing women ’s leadership.In 2017, Misra was named a Presidential Leadership S...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news