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‘Haemorrhaging’ of community staff being tackled, says CNO
Nurse leaders have sought to reassure community nurses that the “haemorrhaging” of staff is not going unnoticed at a national level and that work is underway to address the problem. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

‘Major’ safety fears over lack of advanced nurses regulation
The lack of regulation of advanced nursing is a “major concern for public protection”, according to those involved in training staff for such roles. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing regulator announces start of search for new chair
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced that it is seeking a new chair to lead its governing council from May 2018. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: Funding for training ‘vital’ for nurse retention
Cuts at national level to ongoing training budgets for nurses must be reversed as part of measures to tackle “urgent” problems with staff retention, the head of the body representing NHS employers in England has said. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The nurse driven to brink of suicide by anti-depressants
They are supposed to help treat the symptoms of anxiety and depression. But benzos have caused serious problems for the likes of Neil Evans and Jen Hider, who warn others about the drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mercy LIFE to open $6M PACE center in Montco
Mercy LIFE is expanding its Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly — known as PACE — to Montgomery County. The nonprofit plans to open a PACE center, designed to help the elder remain living at home instead of being admitted to a nursing home, in Norristown next summer. Mercy LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) said the $6 million community investment will expand the PACE model of care to more than 3,000 additional Medicare and Medicaid eligible seniors in Montgomery County. Retiring… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Skilled nursing facilities
Here are the top skilled nursing facilities in Birmingham, ranked by patient revenue in the latest fiscal filings. Data was gathered from SNFdata.com, Internet research and BBJ records. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Tibetan Yoga Improves Sleep Quality During Chemo
Long - term benefits seen for those who practice at least two times a week (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Worker Contribution to Health Benefits Up in 2017
Share of firms offering coverage, workers receiving coverage remained stable (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 25, 2017 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

Labour pledges to bring PFIs back ‘in house’ and boost pay
A future Labour government would bring current NHS private finance initiatives (PFIs) back into the public sector, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has told the party ’s annual conference. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Utah Nurse Arrest: The Legal Questions, Answered Utah Nurse Arrest: The Legal Questions, Answered
Could what happened in Utah happen in your hospital? Here we answer the legal questions and offer ways for nurses and hospitals to review their policies on interactions with law enforcement.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Nursing Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Rutgers unveils $62.5M Nursing and Science Building in Camden
Rutgers University –Camden is hosting a dedication ceremony for its $62.5 million Nursing and Science Building, adding another structure to the city’s “eds and meds” corridor. The 119,741-square-foot building at Fifth and Federal streets, was supported by funds from the higher education bond referendum passed by New Jersey voters in November 2012. Here's what laid the groundwork for Camden's revival – long before that $2B state investment The four-story building features computer labs,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Nurses as intermediaries in the promotion of community health: Exploring their roles and challenges
A new report reviews the roles nurse specialists and their interactions with patients and caregivers on broad psychosocial and health care needs. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Structured group psychoeducation in patients with bipolar disorder delays time to mania and time to any episode compared with a peer support group
Clinical effectiveness and acceptability of structured group psychoeducation versus optimised unstructured peer support for patients with remitted bipolar disorder (PARADES): a pragmatic, multicentre, observer-blind, randomised controlled superiority trial. Lancet Psychiatry 2016;3:1029G Ç ô 38.Based in part on the resource heavy group psychoeducation delivered in Barcelona, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) argue that psychological interventions specifically developed for adults with bipolar disorder improve outcome, and therefore have made a developmental quality standard that pati...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Major concerns’ about future of district nurse education
Almost all district nursing course providers have “major concerns” about the future funding and viability of their programmes, according to survey findings from a leading nursing charity. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Autumn issue of The Endocrinologist now available online
The autumn edition of the Society’s quarterly magazineThe Endocrinologist is now available to read online for free.This edition, entitled‘From genetics to therapeutics: Thyroid covered’, is dedicated to that‘quintessential’ endocrine organ: the thyroid. We hear about a new campaign to promote better eye care for thyroid eye disease, examine the genetic basis of congenital hypothyroidism, consider L-T3 treatment in hypothyroidism, look to the future with thyroid regenerative therapy, and consider therapeutic strategies in radioiodine refractory thyroid cancer. We al...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Staff Nurse at University Hospitals Birmingham
Department: EndocrinologyLocation: BirminghamSalary: £22,128 -£28,746Closing date for applications: 22 October 2017University Hospitals Birmingham are currently looking to recruit a dynamic, enthusiastic, motivated and forward thinking registered nurse to join the Endocrine Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Team. This excellent opportunity is open to Band 5 nurses with substantial experience in acute care setting.Applicants are invited to contact Sherwin Criseno (ANP/Lead Nurse, Endocrinology) on 0121 371 6950 or e-mail Sherwin.criseno@uhb.nhs.ukFind out more (...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Draft guidance drawn up to ‘spot and treat’ Lyme disease
Guidelines have been drawn up to provide “clear advice” to support clinicians in diagnosing and treating patients with Lyme disease, which is spread by ticks. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

It is time for real pay rises for all public service workers, says UNISON
Opening the debate on public sector pay today (Monday) at the Labour Party conference in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “For millions of public service workers struggling to survive, there is no more pressing issue than lifting the pay cap. “They’ve suffered years of brutal austerity and vicious attacks on public services, overseen by a government that does not care what damage it causes to people’s lives. “In the first six years of Conservative rule, public sector pay rose by just 4%, while the cost of living soared by 22%. “So for every year that’s a pay cu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis health labour conference public sector pay public services Source Type: news

Pilot launched to help hospital whistleblowers back to work
A pilot support scheme for NHS staff that have previously blown the whistle on care concerns has been launched to help them return to employment in hospital settings in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NMC sets out interim measures for regulating nursing associates
Nursing associates trained through pilot programmes that began this year will be able to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the future, despite the fact they will not have gained an NMC-approved qualification, the regulator has indicated. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

'Major' safety fears over lack of regulation for advanced nurses
The lack of regulation of advanced nursing is a “major concern for public protection”, HSJ has been told. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bed Bugs: Current Treatment Guidelines Bed Bugs: Current Treatment Guidelines
What are the best ways to prevent and treat bed bug infestations?Journal for Nurse Practitioners (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Nurses Not Immune to Stress from Disaster
(MedPage Today) -- Two reports find that RNs are both personally and professionally affected by natural disasters (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What Causes Microcephaly?
Patient Presentation A 5-month-old male came to clinic for his health supervision visit and followup from his neonatal intensive care stay. He was born prematurely at 28 weeks gestation and his stay was complicated by a right sided Grade III intraventricular hemorrhage, a left-sided Grade IV intraventricular hemorrhage, neonatal seizures, respiratory distress and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity, acute kidney injury that had resolved, possible necrotizing enterocolitis incidents x 2, and herpes simplex encephalitis. He was on home oxygen, a nasogastric feeding tube because of aspiration risk and mult...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

PM indicates overseas trained doctors can stay in UK post Brexit
Doctors welcome plans to keep overseas doctors in UK Related items fromOnMedica Doctors call for urgent action to address Brexit workforce concerns Number of EU nurses registering drops by 96% Grant EU doctors permanent residence now, BMA urges government Brexit fears prompting EU nurses to desert UK, says RCN UK ’s vote to leave EU will impact on NHS (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NMC midwifery education standards work set to be delayed
Work to develop new education standards for midwifery is set to be delayed due to the complexity of the task and the range of people the Nursing and Midwifery Council intends to consult. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

At Florida Nursing Home, Many Calls for Help, but None That Made a Difference
After the home lost power to its air-conditioning, 11 of its residents died. Records and interviews show a preventable descent into chaos. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ELLEN GABLER, SHERI FINK and VIVIAN YEE Tags: Nursing Homes Elder Care Elderly Power Failures and Blackouts Disasters and Emergencies Hurricane Irma (2017) Scott, Richard L Broward County (Fla) Hollywood (Fla) Florida Source Type: news

‘Hallelujah.’ Family of Holly Bobo Thanks God After Guilty Verdict in Murder Case
(SAVANNAH, Tenn.) — It was a prayer circle 6 ½ years in the making. Shortly after a man was convicted of kidnapping and killing Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo, her family and friends held hands, closed their eyes and thanked God for the guilty verdict. Family pastor Don Franks spoke softly as those who loved Bobo wept. He told them they will see Holly again. “She’s waiting on the other side,” Franks said. The group then said “hallelujah.” After a tense, 11-day trial, a jury in Savannah, Tennessee, found Zachary Adams guilty Friday of kidnapping, raping and murdering Bobo. Sh...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adrian Sainz / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime holly bobo Source Type: news

South Africa: KZN Govt Pays Tribute to 'Dedicated, Caring' Nurse
[News24Wire] The KwaZulu-Natal government has paid tribute to a nurse who was so dedicated to his job that he once went as far as walking to patients to deliver antiretroviral drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NMC chair's pay to rise to £78,000 due to expanded remit
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is to increase its chair ’s pay to £78,000 next year due to the extra time commitment that will be required by the person in post and wider remit of the role. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

APOE Allele Type Tied to Mortality Risk
No racial difference in the association between these alleles and mortality (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Eleventh death confirmed after Florida nursing home left without A/C
Eleven people have died after a Florida nursing home failed to evacuate its residents, who suffered for days in oppressive heat with no air conditioning after Hurricane Irma, according to the Hollywood Police Department. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caring for the Veteran, military and family member nursing competencies: strategies for integrating content into nursing school curricula - McMillan LR, Crumbley D, Freeman J, Rhodes M, Kane M, Napper J.
In the United States, one in every 15 persons is a Veteran (U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2016; U. S. News& World Report, 2017). An estimated 27% of these Veterans receive healthcare through the Veteran's Health Administration (VHA), leaving 73% t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Are nurses verbally abused? A cross-sectional study of nurses at a university hospital, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia - Al-Shamlan NA, Jayaseeli N, Al-Shawi MM, Al-Joudi AS.
The objective of the study was to estimate th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Death Toll From Overheated Florida Nursing Home Rises to 10 Death Toll From Overheated Florida Nursing Home Rises to 10
A 10th elderly patient at a Miami-area nursing home has died after she was exposed to sweltering heat in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, police said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Recent College Grad Accused of Killing Family With Baseball Bat: ‘I Freed Them’
(GROTON, Mass.) — Authorities say a man accused of killing three family members and a caretaker in Massachusetts told officers he “freed them.” Records released Friday by the police say Orion Krause told officers he killed his mother, grandparents and a caretaker with a baseball bat. The documents say Krause began singing after telling the officers about the incident. The records also say Krause told a nurse during a medical evaluation he uses heroin. The 22-year-old man from Maine has pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail at a mental health facility, pending a competency evaluation. Krause&rs...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

The Birth Plan: How to Make It Work for You and Your Patients The Birth Plan: How to Make It Work for You and Your Patients
Obstetricians, midwives, and nurses share tips for managing patients'expectations.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Article Source Type: news

Pulse Ox + Auscultation Reliable for Congenital Heart Screening
The method significantly improves detection rate of major CHD in newborns (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Massachusetts union nurses file for third strike this year
The Massachusetts Nurses Association is continuing its aggressive push to settle contracts with hospitals throughout the state, with an announcement that 800 nurses at Berkshire Medical Center plan to go on strike. The strike would be the third one this year for the Massachusetts Nurses Association, after 200 nurses went on strike at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in June and after 1,200 union nurses at Tufts Medical Center went on strike in July. The strike is notable, given that union nurses… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Few Older Patients Aware of Deprescribing
Although the majority surveyed are aware of medication harms (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urology, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Care improving at Broadmoor though nurse vacancies ‘significant’
Efforts to recruit and retain more nursing staff have seen improvements to care provided to patients at Broadmoor Hospital, according to regulators, prompting the removal of a warning notice. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New influenza vaccine for over 65s 'could prevent 1,700 deaths'
Around 1,700 influenza-related deaths in the UK could be avoided every year if people over the age of 65 switched to a new type of vaccination, analysis has suggested. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Why Nurses Want to Quit
(MedPage Today) -- Half of nurses think about quitting - here's how doctors can help (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Boasting Buffalo: Joanne Haefner promotes healthy communities
Joanne Haefner has spent 25 years in health care as both a nurse practitioner and administrator. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Papworth nurses deserve new royal recognition, says director
The senior nurse at the UK ’s leading heart and lung hospital has said nursing staff “really deserve” the royal title being given to the organisation, following their “fantastic contribution” over the years. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurse pleads guilty in Medicaid fraud case
A nurse in has pleaded guilty to illegal remunerations related to a broader Medicaid fraud case in the state. Christine Hicks Thomas, 62, of Murfreesboro, faces up to five years in prison as well as $25,000 in fines and three years of supervised release, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina. As part of her plea agreement, she has agreed “to surrender her n ursing license, to surrender any interest she has in companies that bill the government for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Nursing homes and fall in the consumption of psychotropic medications - Giet R, Bonet C.
The consumption of psychotropic drugs in elderly people remains a concern in France, including in nursing homes. A  comparative analysis of prescriptions for psychotropic medication in nursing homes in 2013 and 2015 based on the computer system of the Fren... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Impact of an educational intervention for district nurses about preparedness to encounter women exposed to intimate partner violence - Sundborg E, T örnkvist L, Wandell P, Saleh-Stattin N.
AIM: To evaluate the impact of an educational intervention on the preparedness of district nurses at primary healthcare centres to encounter women exposed to intimate partner violence. METHODOLOGICAL DESIGN: An observational quasi-experimental stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Kenya: Tharaka-Nithi Governor Says Some of Nurses' Demands Met
[Nation] Tharaka-Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki has asked striking nurses in his county to resume duty after agreeing to implement part of the controversial collective bargaining agreement (CBA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news