A moment that changed me: a scuba dive gone horribly wrong taught me the dangers of complacency
I was working on a boat on the Great Barrier Reef, when two crewmates began a 20-minute dive. Hours later, with rescue helicopters circling, there was still no sign of themTwenty years ago, I took six months out from my NHS job as a psychologist to embark on a round-the-world trip. But, when I fell in love with scuba diving and took a job as a cook on a dive boat on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia, I called my boss in England to tell her I wouldn ’t be coming back.After two days based at the diving school, the students would board a boat for a three-day trip. It was me they came to with their worries:“A...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 17, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Bev Thomas Tags: Psychology Diving Nursing Sport Source Type: news

Nursery-aged children with the best vocabulary do better in school, study suggests 
Children who can name more more objects before they start school go on to perform better in class, setting them up for future success in education, a US study of 900 youngsters suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BJC HealthCare looks to Texas for new chief nurse executive
BJC HealthCare, one of the St. Louis region's largest health systems, has hired Tommye Austin as its next senior vice president and system chief nurse executive, effective Oct. 3. She will succeed Denise Murphy, the system's chief nurse executive and a 20-year BJC network employee who the system previously announced would retire this year. Murphy will remain in her post through September, according to a spokeswoman. She began at BJC's Barnes-Jewish Hospital as an infection control specialist in … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 16, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccine Drives Increase Coverage in Uganda ’s Eastern Region
August 16, 2022IntraHealth International’sRegional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-E) project is partnering with the government of Uganda to offer COVID-19 vaccination drives that will provide more people with protection from the virus before a stockpile of the country’s vaccines expire at the end of August.Uganda will have to destroy about1.2 million vaccine doses by the end of August if they remain unused. Vaccine waste is a crucial issue for many countries, reaching as high as30% in some areas. In Uganda, health facilities often receive vaccines from the Uganda National ...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Uganda Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-East) Infectious Diseases COVID-19 Source Type: news

BJC HealthCare looks to Texas for new chief nurse executive
One of the St. Louis region's largest health systems has hired an experienced administrator from Texas as its next senior vice president and system chief nurse executive. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 16, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

Health coalition vows to fight any privatization efforts by Ford government
"We will not allow — without a major fight — the for-profit privatization of Ontario's hospitals," the group's executive director said on Tuesday as new details emerged about how major hospitals are relying on nurses from private agencies. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Exclusive: Orlando Health to expand Winter Garden nursing center
The work will upgrade an older portion of the campus. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 16, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Professional Nurses Union President Robert Chiduku Fired For Improper Conduct
[263Chat] The dismissal stems from a meeting which he is alleged to have convened and conducted at Gweru Provincial Hospital during working hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nurses union approves strike in Twin Cities and Duluth area
Members of the state's nurses union, who have been negotiating with hospitals for months, approved a strike late Monday. The vote authorizes union leaders to call a strike at 15 hospitals after a 10-day notice. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 16, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Ethan Nelson Source Type: news

Sask. nurse says she's burnt out only 8 months into the job
Jacelyn Wingerter got into the nursing profession to help people, not knowing she’d feel “defeated” after less than a year on the job. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Ghana: Withdraw 30 Percent Admission Quota for Health Ministry - Minority
[Ghanaian Times] The Minority has called on government to, as a matter of urgency, withdraw a directive to nursing training institutions in the country to reserve 30 per cent admission quota for the 2022/2023 academic year for the Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nurses sue Providence over alleged 'wage theft' due to new payroll system
The Oregon Nurses Association contends that nurses have incurred debt and other financial problems due to the new system. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 16, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Care staff announce new strike dates over pay, says UNISON
Care workers, registered nurses and residential home staff employed by Bristol-based St Monica Trust will take further strike action next week, said UNISON.Staff at the Russets and Sherwood care home in Sandford, North Somerset, will walk out for 48 hours from 7am on Tuesday 16 August, while workers at Cote Lane in Bristol will launch a two-day strike from Friday 19 August.The new dates follow five days of action in June and July over fire and rehire threats and cuts to pay.Weekend rates will be slashed for senior care workers by 21% under the plans, while other staff are being asked to take a 10% hit to their salarie...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 15, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release St Monica Strike Source Type: news

U.S. Nursing Homes Are Understaffed, But Minority Communities Have It Worst
MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2022 -- Staffing shortages at nursing homes across the United States are severe in disadvantaged areas where needs may be greatest, researchers say. The study— recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 15, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why is there a shortage of nurses in Massachusetts?
Massachusetts —like several other states across the country—has been facing a nursing shortage for years. The Covid-19 pandemic has made that shortage even more acute, as nurses report dangerous conditions and high workloads. Hospitals say they are laser-focused on recruiting and retaining staff as a result, which is reflected in recent contract negotiations trends of higher salary bumps, more benefits, and staffing protections. But just how bad is the shortage? What can be done? And how is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 15, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Cassie McGrath Source Type: news