COVID-19 vs. Influenza in Children COVID-19 vs. Influenza in Children
How do the clinical features of COVID-19 differ from that of seasonal influenza?Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Long waits for Toronto-area nursing homes geared to cultural groups reflect need for more of them, report says
Experts say there is great demand for culturally specific long-term care homes, yet there are not enough to serve the needs of Greater Toronto Area's diverse older adult population. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Nurse-family partnership nurses' attitudes and confidence in identifying and responding to intimate partner violence: an explanatory sequential mixed methods evaluation - Jack SM, Kimber M, Davidov D, Ford-Gilboe M, Wathen CN, McKee C, Tanaka M, Boyle M, Johnston C, Coben J, Gasbarro M, McNaughton D, O'Brien R, Olds DL, Scribano P, MacMillan HL.
AIMS: To evaluate the effect of an intimate partner violence intervention education component on nurses' attitudes in addressing intimate partner violence; complementary aims included understanding nurses' perceptions of the education and how it influenced... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Content validation for the brazilian version of the nurses global assessment of suicide risk index - Veloso LUP, Monteiro CFS, Santos JC.
OBJECTIVE: to perform the content validation of the Nurses Global Assessment of Suicide Risk index for the Brazilian population served in primary care. METHOD: a methodological study of cultural adaptation and content evaluation of the NGASR index,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Power devices used by nurses to fight domestic violence against women - Amarijo CL, Silva CD, Acosta DF, Cruz VD, Barlem JGT, Barlem ELD.
OBJECTIVE to identify the power devices used by nurses to fight domestic violence against women from the perspective of parrhesia. METHOD qualitative study addressing 20 nursts from 13 Primary Heath Care units located in Rio Grande, South of Brazil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The fear of falls in the caregivers of institutionalized elders - Baixinho CL, Dixe MDA, Henriques MA, Marques-Vieira C, Sousa L.
AIMS: To understand how the fear of falls emerges and manifests itself in caregivers of institutionalized elders. METHOD: It is a qualitative study, based on the Grounded Theory and carried out with 24 informal caregivers, 5 nurses, 2 physicians an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Changes in motor behavior predict falls and identify acute events - Bowen ME, Cacchione P.
This study aimed to examine how changes in motor behavior are associated with falls, delirium, and urinary tract infections (UTIs). Twenty-three (128 observations) skilled nursing residents were examined for up to 18  months. In multilevel models, motor b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Adaptation of the Competencies for Disaster Nursing Management Questionnaire: Turkish version - Durgut U, Yildiz T.
This study aimed to carry out the validity and reliability study for the adaptation of the Competencies for Disaster Nursing Management Questionnaire (CDNMQ), which was developed by Al Thobaity and others in 2016, (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.go... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Justice Department says it will not investigate Covid-19 nursing home deaths in several states
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DOJ says no probe into state-run nursing homes in New York
The Justice Department says it has decided not to open a civil rights investigation into government-run nursing homes in New York over their COVID-19 response (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

For Older Adults, Home Care Has Become Harder to Find
Staffing shortages have long plagued the home care industry. But the pandemic has intensified the problem. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science Home Health Care Layoffs and Job Reductions Labor and Jobs Nursing Homes Elderly Alzheimer ' s Disease Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Retirement Communities and Assisted Living your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

' Superbug' Fungus Spreads Among Vulnerable in Two U.S. Cities
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- An untreatable " superbug " fungus is spreading in a Washington, D.C., nursing home and two Dallas-area hospitals, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. There were 101 Candida auris cases at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Black, Hispanic Communities Devastated by Loss Are Taking COVID - 19 Safety Precautions
But authors say transparent information from public officials is needed to overcome persistent vaccine skepticism (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 23, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

'Superbug' Fungus Spreads Among Vulnerable in Two U.S. Cities
The CDC says an untreatable "superbug" fungus is spreading in a Washington, D.C., nursing home and two Dallas-area hospitals. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug Shows Promise in Easing Dementia - Linked Psychosis
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 23, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Research, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

PTSD Common After Sexual Assault, But Eases for Most
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 23, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nursing, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Unvaccinated nursing instructor in Missouri is hospitalized with Covid-19 and urging everyone to get the vaccine
Christy Henry says she and her family did not get vaccinated because they felt their rural Missouri location and lifestyle made risk of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic Fatigue -- Yes, It Is Real! Pandemic Fatigue -- Yes, It Is Real!
Are you holding back a sea of emotions, stress, and anxiety? You are not alone. One nurse shares how her emotions came bubbling out unexpectedly and how to alleviate pandemic fatigue.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Blog Source Type: news

' Superbug' Fungus Spreads Among Vulnerable in Two U.S. Cities
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- An untreatable " superbug " fungus is spreading in a Washington, D.C., nursing home and two Dallas-area hospitals, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. There were 101 candida auris cases at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kentucky among states with lowest nursing home staff vaccination rates
Data show that Kentucky nursing homes have done a better job getting residents vaccinated than health care staffers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

An evaluation of post-concussion return to school guidelines: a survey of Massachusetts school nurses - Howland J, Campbell J, Thomas R, Smyth S, Chaneco A, Torres A, Olshaker J.
Although all states have legislation pertaining to youth sports concussion, most of these laws focus on return-to-play procedures; only a few address return-to-learn (RTL) accommodations for students who have experienced a concussion. To address this gap i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Self-reported violence by nursing students in the context of undergraduate studies - Maffissoni AL, Sanes MS, Bresolin P, Martini JG, Schneider DG, Lino MM.
OBJECTIVES: to identify the characteristics of violence in the context of the teaching and learning of the undergraduate Nursing course, from the perspective of students. METHODS: quantitative, cross-sectional study, developed with 208 undergraduat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Demand for Covid-19 Jabs Overwhelms Gweru Nurses
[The Herald] GWERU City Council has 31 vacant positions for nurses at its clinics, a development that has contributed to delays in the mass vaccination drive in the Midlands Capital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The surreal lives of Arkansas nurses fighting Covid-19 inside the hospital and denial on the outside
Sunny's work as a nurse on a Covid-19 floor of a hospital at the height of the pandemic was hard enough -- but her experiences with... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor-population ratio 1:854, assuming 80% availability of allopathic doctors, 5.65 lakh AYUSH docs: Govt
In a written reply, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar also said that considering around 70 per cent availability of registered nursing personnel, the nurse-population ratio is 1:559. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Superbug' fungus spread in 2 cities, health officials say
U.S. health officials say they now have evidence that an untreatable “superbug” fungus has spread in two hospitals and a nursing home (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Issue of Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - July 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing staff needs leadership support to enable shared learning for team capacity in providing palliative care for persons with dementia at home or in nursing home
This study aimed to evaluate the types and forms of support nursing staff need in providing palliative care for persons with dementia in home care and nursing homes. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Circulation of Respiratory Viruses Low During COVID - 19 Pandemic
Influenza activity decreased in March 2020, remained low through May 2021; decrease seen in other viruses, with no increase until Spring 2021 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 22, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Hospitals dilute ICU nurse ratios as staff absences soar
Hospitals in covid hotspots have been forced to start diluting their nurse-to-patient ratios in critical care units, after seeing staff absence levels soar in recent weeks. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Unions threaten to strike over 'paltry' 3% NHS pay offer
Unions have been raging about the increase for nurses and other staff, which will be backdated to April, demanding up to 15 per cent after coronavirus heaped pressure on services. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurses may consider industrial action over 3% NHS pay rise, union says
The Royal College of Nursing says members are "angry and upset" about the size of the increase. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

During COVID-19, nurses face significant burnout risks, reports American Journal of Nursing
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 40 percent of nurses and other health care workers had risks associated with an increased likelihood of burnout, reports a survey study in the August issue of the American Journal of Nursing (AJN). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NHS staff to receive 3% pay rise
NHS staff including nurses, paramedics, consultants, and dentists in England will receive a 3% pay rise backdated to April 2021 after the government accepted the recommendations of the independent NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB) and the Review Body for Doctors ’ and Dentists’ Renumeration (DDRB). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HVCC investing $10 million-plus to expand, renovate Saratoga County campus
Hudson Valley Community College will spend close to $10.5 million expanding and renovating its Saratoga County campus to train more students for careers in nursing, construction, welding and computer chip manufacturing. The Troy college will begin construction of a two-story, $7.5 million, 14,500-square-foot addition at its Tec-Smart campus in Malta this fall. The school also will spend an additional $3 million renovating its existing 43,000-square-foot building, which opened in 2010. "Right… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Robin K. Cooper Source Type: news

HVCC investing $10 million-plus to expand, renovate Saratoga County campus
Hudson Valley Community College will spend close to $10.5 million expanding and renovating its Saratoga County campus to train more students for careers in nursing, construction, welding and computer chip manufacturing. The Troy college will begin construction of a two-story, $7.5 million, 14,500-square-foot addition at its Tec-Smart campus in Malta this fall. The school also will spend an additional $3 million renovating its existing 43,000-square-foot building, which opened in 2010. "Right… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Robin K. Cooper Source Type: news

State unveils proposed regulations to update skilled nursing facility requirements
But an industry official said an unfunded mandate when the industry has been stressed by the pandemic and a staffing crisis came at a bad time. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

State unveils proposed regulations to update skilled nursing facility requirements
But an industry official said an unfunded mandate when the industry has been stressed by the pandemic and a staffing crisis came at a bad time. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

UF Health Jacksonville nurse on working in ICU amid COVID surge: 'I feel like we are in a war'
The latest wave of COVID-19 cases has led to a surge in hospitalizations, compounding on what has already been a taxing year for health... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delayed pay rise will leave staff disappointed, say health unions
Health unions representing 1.2 million NHS staff in England have responded to the 3% NHS pay rise announced by the government today (Wednesday), which accepts the recommendation made by the independent pay review body. UNISON head of health and chair of the joint health unions Sara Gorton said: “Dedicated staff have been waiting far too long for a decent pay rise. That the government has moved from the insult of 1% shows ministers realise the damage that’s been done. “But the memory of 1%, combined with lengthy delay, has done lasting damage to morale and the trust staff have in ministers. The g...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 21, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release nhs pay Source Type: news

It ’s good the government has moved on NHS pay, but staff deserve more, says UNISON
Commenting on the announcement today (Wednesday) that the government is to give NHS staff in England a 3% pay rise, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The government’s acceptance of the NHS pay review body recommendation is an improvement on its earlier miserly 1% proposal. “But the increase falls short of what NHS staff deserve after the past 16 months. It’s less than the wage rise given to Scottish health colleagues and not enough to protect the NHS. “Porters, cleaners, nurses, paramedics and other health workers have waited for months for what they hoped would be a fair deal. ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 21, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release nhs pay Source Type: news

University opens second Tampa Bay campus after seeing demand for nursing skyrocket
The two campuses are the largest for the university, which is located in six states. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lauren Coffey Source Type: news

Author interview: Diagnostic test accuracy of telehealth assessment for dementia and mild cognitive impairment
In this study, 71% of participants who had MCI were correctly identified using telehealth assessment, as were 97% of those who had any cognitive diagnosis (either MCI or dementia), but only 22% of those who had no cognitive diagnosis at face-to-face assessment. However, the latter result was especially uncertain because there were so few patients in this category. It is important to note that diagnoses of dementia and MCI made by two specialists seeing patients face-to-face will not show 100% agreement. Therefore, perfect agreement between telehealth and face-to-face assessments cannot be expected. The larger Australi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

How COVID-19 Long Haulers Could Change the U.S. Disability Benefits System
When COVID-19 began spreading in the U.S. in March 2020, McKale Santin was working at a nursing home in Burlington, Vermont. She and her coworkers didn’t yet know how deadly the virus would become, but she remembers feeling nervous as the first patients got sick and she was asked to examine them with only a surgical mask, not the more protective N95 mask that she wore to test for conditions like tuberculosis. One day, a patient pulled down her own mask to sneeze while Santin was conducting a respiratory assessment. Soon after, the woman became one of Vermont’s first people to die from COVID-19—and Santin...
Source: TIME: Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

Atrium Health pilots virtual nursing program to help improve patient care
Atrium Health is piloting a virtual nursing program in an effort to enhance patient care. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Atrium Health pilots virtual nursing program to help improve patient care
Atrium Health is piloting a virtual nursing program in an effort to enhance patient care. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Myanmar Struggles in the Grip of Coup and Covid
People in Yangon queue for oxygen cylinders to treat COVID patients as a third wave of the pandemic sweeps through Myanmar. Credit: Sai TBy Sara PerriaROME, Jul 20 2021 (IPS) The third wave of Covid-19 is sweeping through Myanmar, from the high narrow buildings of the commercial capital Yangon to bamboo houses in rural areas. Ma Ni, not her real name, caught the virus in Yangon, infected by her husband and son. But no members of the family show up in the official numbers because they preferred to buy a home test instead of going to a hospital or a quarantine centre. “It’s been seven days with COVID now,&rdquo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sara Perria Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Human Rights Commission Myanmar Yangon Source Type: news

Atrium Health pilots virtual nursing program to help improve patient care
Atrium Health is piloting a virtual nursing program in an effort to enhance patient care. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Nurses' union wants CDC to force Americans to wear face masks
(Natural News) The dancing medical workers of TikTok are calling on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reinstate a nationwide mask “recommendation” due to an alleged spike in Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “variant cases.” National Nurses United (NNU), a prominent nurses’ union, claims that “breakthrough” cases of the Fauci Flu are surging... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nursing School Operators Charged With Selling Bogus Diplomas Nursing School Operators Charged With Selling Bogus Diplomas
The owners and operators of nursing schools in Virginia and Florida have been charged with plotting to sell bogus transcripts and diplomas and helping unqualified candidates get healthcare jobs.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news