End-of-life care program at UCLA benefited dying patients and loved ones despite COVID restrictions
A program offered by UCLA Health ’s intensive care units is providing meaningful and compassionate support for dying patients and their families, despite the challenges brought about by COVID-19. A study about the initiative, published in the journalCritical Care Explorations, is the first to show empirically that a palliative care program could be adapted — and even expanded — during the pandemic. It also could serve as a case study for improving end-of-life care during an era when visiting restrictions and infection control have introduced extraordinary new challenges for health care providers.Rese...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

JHSON Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds with Dr. Jessica Gill
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - October 18, 2021 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Only HALF of GP appointments are with an actual doctor
Just 52 per cent of GP consultations in July were with doctors, while the rest were overseen by staff such as district nurses or dispensers, according to data published by NHS Digital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allina shuts ER, urgent care at Plymouth's WestHealth campus as nurses strike
Allina Health Systems has temporarily closed its emergency department and urgent care center at its Abbott Northwestern WestHealth campus in Plymouth as nurses there began a three-day strike on Sunday. KSTP has an update on the strike as of last night, talking with nurses walking picket lines outside the medical complex. The strike is expected to last through Wednesday morning. Negotiators at the Minnesota Nurses Association and Allina have been in talks over a new contract for months. The Star … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

The forensic nurse's evolving role in addressing elder maltreatment in the United States - Carney A.
This article describes the foundation for a specialization in nursi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Mental health nurses' disaster nursing competencies: a cross-sectional study - Jang SJ, Kim H, Lee H.
The unprecedented and prolonged coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has escalated the gravity of disasters in the field of mental health. Nurses are health care providers who play a pivotal role in all phases of disaster management and psychiatric... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Kenya: Taita Taveta Nurses to Hold Demonstrations Over Pay Delays
[Nation] Nurses in Taita Taveta will from next week hold salary demonstrations to protest over the non-payment of their salaries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Disease Trajectories Among Nursing Home Residents COVID-19 Disease Trajectories Among Nursing Home Residents
This study revealed that while nursing home residents with COVID-19 experienced a variable clinical course, the course of the disease was prolonged, regardless of the severity of their symptoms.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

'Our son would not have died if he had seen GP face to face': Parents' fury over meningitis death
David Nash, 26, (pictured) had four remote consultations with doctors and nurses at a GP practice but his family say he wouldn't have died of meningitis if he had seen a GP in person. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saskatchewan asks other provinces if they can spare ICU staff amid COVID-19 crisis
Saskatchewan is looking for people who typically work in ICUs, including nurses, respiratory therapists and perfusionists — staff who operate heart-lung machines. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Quebec nurses refuse mandatory overtime this weekend as pandemic adds to pressure
Quebec's largest nurses' union says more than 30,000 of its members across the province are refusing mandatory overtime this weekend. The union says it formally notified provincial and regional health authorities on Friday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Short on Staff, Some Hospices Ask New Patients To Wait
“It causes huge distress to tell a family, ‘We can’t serve you,’” said one state hospice organization director. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science Hospice Care Nursing and Nurses Shortages Elder Care Death and Dying Labor and Jobs Home Health Care Elderly National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization your-feed-health Source Type: news

Therapeutic - Dose LMWH Cuts Thromboembolism, Deaths in COVID - 19
Reduction in venous thromboembolism, arterial thromboembolism, and deaths seen in high - risk patients in non - ICU, but not ICU, settings (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 15, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

ICU Nurse Sets Up Nursery for Newborn After Mother Dies of COVID ICU Nurse Sets Up Nursery for Newborn After Mother Dies of COVID
"I told him,'I can't promise you I'll get everything you need, but I will try my hardest to get you the essentials to take home with you and Carmen. '"WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

A Racial Disparity in Schizophrenia Diagnoses in Nursing Homes
Diagnoses for the disorder have soared in the past decade, driven in part by a loophole in regulations. A new study shows the impact has been more severe for Black Americans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert Gebeloff Tags: Nursing Homes Black People Mental Health and Disorders Elder Care Schizophrenia Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Dementia Source Type: news

Analysis of social interactions and risk factors relevant to the spread of infectious diseases at hospitals and nursing homes
Ensuring the safety of healthcare workers is vital to overcome the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We here present an analysis of the social interactions between the healthcare workers at hospitals and nursing homes. Using data from an automated hand hygiene system, we inferred social interactions between healthcare workers to identify transmission paths of infection in hospitals and nursing homes. A majority of social interactions occurred in medication rooms and kitchens emphasising that health-care workers should be especially aware of following the infection prevention guidelines in these places. Using epidemiology simulati...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effectiveness of an electronic hand hygiene monitoring system to increase compliance and reduce healthcare-associated infections
During an interventional study in a nephrology department, we investigated the effect of an electronic hand hygiene monitoring system on the hand hygiene compliance of healthcare workers (n=99) and hospital-acquired bloodstream infections. The doctors and nurses improved their hand hygiene compliance significantly during the intervention phase when they received group and individual feedback based on actionable insights from the electronic hand hygiene monitoring system. The improvements in hand hygiene compliance were associated with a significant reduction in the number of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections. (Sourc...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2021 Women in Business: Chris Boese provides leadership, experience at Regions Hospital
Chris Boese began her career at Regions Hospital as a registered nurse in 1988. She's steadily moved up the ranks and today is vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Mollee Francisco Source Type: news

2021 Women in Business: Chris Boese provides leadership, experience at Regions Hospital
Chris Boese began her career at Regions Hospital as a registered nurse in 1988. She's steadily moved up the ranks and today is vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mollee Francisco Source Type: news

The link between patients' aggressive communication and nurses' emotional health outcomes - Lam C.
The aggressive conduct of patients is a perennial problem that nurses face in health care. Studies have shown that such aggressiveness can be detrimental to the work and emotional wellbeing of nurses. Yet, the literature has had inconsistent findings; in s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Emotional and psychological status of nursing staff attacked during the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America - De La Cruz JPS, Gonz ález-Castro TB, Pool-Garcia S, López-Narváez ML, Tovilla-Zárate CA.
The objective of the study was to know the incidence of aggression towards nursing staff and to evaluate the main emotional and psychologi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The effectiveness of disaster education for undergraduate nursing students' knowledge, willingness, and perceived ability: an evaluation study - Hung MSY, Lam SKK, Chow MCM, Ng WWM, Pau OK.
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a disaster management tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Younger, African American Women, and Men, Get Breast Cancer Too Younger, African American Women, and Men, Get Breast Cancer Too
An experienced nurse breaks down the facts about breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and why it's more than a disease impacting middle-aged women.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Nursing Blog Source Type: news

Pandemic staffing strategies receive accolades from hospital employees
As COVID-19 cases have driven high patient volumes across the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist system, two programs designed to support overworked nurses and clinicians are making a difference. Inpatient Runner Program The new Inpatient Runner Program is winning praise from participating employees and the units they serve. Runners are qualified, non-clinical staff who work shifts outside their regular departments and schedules, taking on tasks such as answering phones and call bells, re stocking… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Source Type: news

Pandemic staffing strategies receive accolades from hospital employees
As COVID-19 cases have driven high patient volumes across the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist system, two programs designed to support overworked nurses and clinicians are making a difference. Inpatient Runner Program The new Inpatient Runner Program is winning praise from participating employees and the units they serve. Runners are qualified, non-clinical staff who work shifts outside their regular departments and schedules, taking on tasks such as answering phones and call bells, re stocking… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Source Type: news

7 doctors and nurses flown from N.L. helping Fort McMurray hospital through 4th wave
Seven doctors and nurses from Newfoundland are in Fort McMurray helping the local hospital expand its ICU and take care of numerous COVID-19 patients. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Many Addicts Turned to Telemedicine During Pandemic, But Does It Beat In - Person Care?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

Namibia: Vital Signs - Men Encouraged to Have Breast Examinations
[New Era] Registered nurse at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) clinic, Sister Kristine Siseho told Vital Signs that Namibian men should make it a habit to undergo breast cancer examinations as often as possible. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nursing schools see applications rise, despite COVID burnout
Nurses around the U.S. are getting burned out by the COVID-19 crisis and quitting, yet applications to nursing schools are rising, driven by what educators say are young people who see the global emergency as an opportunity and a challenge (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The ‘Great Resignation’ Is Finally Getting Companies to Take Burnout Seriously. Is It Enough?
Toward the end of last year, Anthony Klotz, a professor of business administration at Texas A&M University who studies workplace resignations, realized that a lot of people were about to quit their jobs. A record 42.1 million Americans quit a job in 2019, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, but that rate dropped off during the pandemic-addled year of 2020. As 2021 approached, bringing with it the promise of effective vaccines and a return to semi-normal life, Klotz guessed that two things would happen. First, many of the people who wanted to quit in 2020 but held off due to fear or uncertainty would fina...
Source: TIME: Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Valleywise Health sees ‘modest decline’ in Covid-19 cases but fears nursing shortage will worsen
As Arizonans continue to get vaccinated, the number of Covid-19 cases in one major health system has tapered off. However, Valleywise Health continues to suffer a severe nursing shortage, and officials fear the coming deadline for employees to be vaccinated may make it worse. Valleywise Health, Maricopa County’s health system, held a news conference Wednesday to provide updates on Covid-19 trends. Valleywise reported 26 cases this week across the organization, with 20 at the medical health center… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Olivia McCann Source Type: news

Valleywise Health sees ‘modest decline’ in Covid-19 cases but fears nursing shortage will worsen
As Arizonans continue to get vaccinated, the number of Covid-19 cases in one major health system has tapered off. However, Valleywise Health continues to suffer a severe nursing shortage, and officials fear the coming deadline for employees to be vaccinated may make it worse. Valleywise Health, Maricopa County’s health system, held a news conference Wednesday to provide updates on Covid-19 trends. Valleywise reported 26 cases this week across the organization, with 20 at the medical health center… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Olivia McCann Source Type: news

InnovationRx: Shatner ’s Trek And A Startup Stopping Nurse Shortages
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Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alex Knapp, Forbes Staff Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus technology alexknappblog Source Type: news

Gov Hochul says 3% of NY hospital and nursing home workers let go over vaccine mandate
New York Governor Kathy Hochul said 3% of health care workers in the state - about 25,000 people - have been fired, resigned, retired or on furlough for not getting vaccinated against COVID-19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sprinter Health scores $33M for its in-home lab service
Sprinter sends nurses and phlebotomists into the home to collect for lab tests, do vitals checks and test for COVID-19. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

How COVID-19 Opened the Door to a New Era in Psychedelic Medicine
From Wall Street to Hollywood, psychedelics are having a cultural moment. For those of us who grew up in the “this is your brain on drugs” era, it’s hard to let go of stigma—and the mental image of an egg sizzling on a hot pan. But as a growing number of states and cities move to decriminalize drugs, and investors flock to an emerging market for psychedelic health care, substances like psilocybin, ketamine and LSD are edging into mainstream culture—and setting the stage for a paradigm shift in modern medicine. Within the next few years, we could see psychedelic therapies prescribed for refract...
Source: TIME: Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Male nurses' experiences of workplace gender discrimination and sexual harassment in South Korea: a qualitative study - Chang HE, Jeong S.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore male nurses' experiences of workplace gender discrimination and sexual harassment in South Korea. METHODS: Phenomenological qualitative methodology exploring male nurses' experiences was employed to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

The role of workplace bullying in the relationship between occupational burnout and turnover intentions of clinical nurses - Shen Hsiao ST, Ma SC, Guo SL, Kao CC, Tsai JC, Chung MH, Huang HC.
AIM: To identify the effect of workplace bullying on the relationship between occupational burnout and turnover intentions among clinical nurses. BACKGROUND: Recent evidence showed that a sense of burnout may cause workplace bullying; nevertheless;... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The relationship of childhood trauma experiences with cognitive distortions and sense of coherence in nursing students - Karakas M, Çingöl N.
This study aimed to determine the relationship of childhood trauma experiences with cognitive distortions and sense of coherence in nursing students. DESIGN AND METHODS: This descriptive, correlational, and cross-sectional study was conducted ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

He Was Shot by a Stranger but Treated Like a Criminal When He Reached the ER
When Greg Jackson Jr. thinks about the night he was shot, the most painful part of the memory isn’t that he almost died. It’s not the six surgeries he underwent, the half-year bedridden, or the image of his younger cousin using a shirt as a tourniquet to save his life. It’s not even the thought of the gunman. What brings on a flood of resentment is his reception at the hospital. After he was rolled off the ambulance on a stretcher, still clad in his bloody clothes, police officers—not doctors or nurses—greeted him and began peppering him with questions. Where was he when the shots rang out? W...
Source: TIME: Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Guns Health Care healthscienceclimate nationpod Source Type: news

Help wanted: Nova Scotia has more than 2,100 health-care vacancies
A new office dedicated to hiring health-care workers in Nova Scotia needs to take immediate action to address employees who feel overworked and undervalued if it hopes to fill hundreds of vacancies, say union leaders representing paramedics and nurses in the province. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Perks to Stem Doctors, Nurses Brain Drain
[The Herald] A range of non-monetary incentives such as accommodation, transport and vehicle loans for health workers added to their package is seen as a way of retaining health staff and moderating the brain drain that has seen critical numbers of doctors and nurses leave Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

These Quebec nurses are willing to sacrifice their careers to avoid getting COVID-19 shots
CBC News spoke to three Quebec nurses who'd rather lose their jobs than be vaccinated against COVID-19. With the province imposing a deadline for nurses to be vaccinated, some of them are making backup plans. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Rural U.S. Hospitals Stretched Thin After Nurse Shortage Exacerbated by the Pandemic
Video report on nursing shortages and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on those shortages, focusing on the rural Hendry Regional Medical Center in Clewiston, Florida. Offers perspectives of nurses and emergency department leadership, and addresses burnout related to COVID-19 patient care and the role of traveling nurses in filling staffing needs. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 13, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente Faces Strike Votes in California, Oregon Kaiser Permanente Faces Strike Votes in California, Oregon
More than 24,000 nurses and other healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente in California and Oregon have overwhelmingly authorized a strike.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente faces strike votes in California, Oregon
More than 24,000 nurses and other health care workers at Kaiser Permanente in California and Oregon have overwhelmingly authorized a strike over pay and working conditions strained by the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Adjust Health Workers Conditions, Salaries to Reduce Brain Drain, Govt Told
[263Chat] Local nurses have urged the government to capacitate health workers as part of measures to reduce the massive brain drain that has seen hundreds of health professionals leaving the country for greener pastures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Adjust Health Workers' Conditions, Salaries to Reduce Brain Drain, Govt Told
[263Chat] Local nurses have urged the government to capacitate health workers as part of measures to reduce the massive brain drain that has seen hundreds of health professionals leaving the country for greener pastures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

911 systems in danger of collapsing as first responder shortages further complicated by opposition to COVID vaccines
(Natural News) For a year, Americans hailed their first responders — firefighters, police and EMS personnel — as well as frontline doctors, nurses and healthcare staff as they fought to keep us safe and healthy amid a fast-spreading COVID-19 pandemic. These people did their work like they always have: Selflessly, bravely and, in the case... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

14 Items Nurses Always Keep In Their Bag
If you wonder what you should carry with you, here’s what medical pros keep on hand so they're prepared for anything. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news