Six nurses in same hospital unit find out they're pregnant
A North Carolina oncology clinic is jokingly telling people to not drink the water as six nurses get ready to bring newborns into the world (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CE: A Review of the Revised Sepsis Care Bundles
Sepsis is an extreme response to infection that can cause tissue damage, organ failure, and death if not treated promptly and appropriately. Each year in the United States, sepsis affects more than 1.5 million people and kills roughly 250,000. Prompt recognition and treatment of sepsis are essential to saving lives, and nurses play a critical role in the early detection of sepsis, as they are often first to recognize the signs and symptoms of infection. Here, the authors review recent revisions to the sepsis care bundles and discuss screening and assessment tools nurses can use to identify sepsis in the ICU, in the ED, on ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CE: Managing Sepsis and Septic Shock
This article discusses the new SSC treatment guidelines, changes in the sepsis bundle interventions, and the Sepsis-3 definitions and tools, all of which enable nurses to improve patient outcomes through timely collaborative action. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decreased Nursing Staffing Affects ED Throughput Metrics Decreased Nursing Staffing Affects ED Throughput Metrics
A new study examines the effect of lower nurse staffing on emergency department efficiency.Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination
Doctors and sexual health experts welcome statement that boys should get HPV jab Related items fromOnMedica The HPV vaccine, ten years on Nurse guidance published on cervical cancer and HPV Experts welcome new evidence on HPV jab efficacy and safety HPV vaccination to be offered to men who have sex with men HPV vaccination in boys deemed not cost effective (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Overall Cancer Mortality Rates Decreasing for Men and Women
Incidence rates decreased among men from 2008 to 2014, remained stable among women (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Seven Strategies Can Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off
Strategies, including a paid time off bank, allow staff some flexibility while maintaining a business (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 19, 2018 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

Driving Medical IoT Concepts with Force-Sensitive Resistor Technology
The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a growing wave of change that brings several new challenges to design engineers across all industries and markets. While it is a somewhat nebulous concept, IoT is broadly defined as a network of smart devices that communicate with one another wirelessly, with little-to-no direct human interaction. In general, physicians and patients are becoming more accepting of medical treatment methods that offer the best opportunity for patients to live a normal life. Human contact will always be an important part in all medical treatment, but the development of smart medical devices, systems, an...
Source: MDDI - July 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Rob Podoloff and  Andy Dambeck Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Nurse ’s osteo dissertation to be published after record pass mark
“I was panicking, I thought I had failed” said the nurse who received her dissertation results two weeks later to her peers because it was so good that the university wanted it to be published. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses gets prison sentence for agency work while claiming sickness
A nurse who did agency work while off sick from her main job at St George ’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been found guilty of fraud and sentenced to 16 months in prison. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Regulator eases rules on OSCE re-sits for nurses from overseas
Nurses and midwives from overseas applying to work in the UK will no longer need to re-sit all elements of a clinical practice test if they fail in just some areas. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Trust ’s nurses celebrate 19 months free of serious pressure ulcers
A department at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that cares for frail and elderly patients is celebrating a 19-month stint without a severe hospital-acquired pressure ulcer. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NMC highlights ‘lessons learnt’ on dealing with patients and the public
The nursing and midwifery regulator has outlined a range of measures designed to improve the way it interacts with patients and the public, in response to severe criticism over the way it treated bereaved families involved in two major care scandals. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Yes, Nurses Have ‘ Physically Taxing ’ Jobs. And a $20.8 Million Settlement.
New York City just admitted to discriminating against nurses by denying them early retirement benefits enjoyed by plumbers and exterminators. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TYLER PAGER Tags: Nursing and Nurses Labor and Jobs Discrimination New York State Nurses' Assn Bloomberg, Michael R New York City Source Type: news

Why U of L opened a new medical facility downtown
University of Louisville launched a new clinic model at the U of L Health Science Center on Wednesday. Called U of L Care Partners, the clinic will combine services from the School of Dentistry and School of Nursing into an urgent-care style clinic that addresses dental health and chronic conditions that are often a barrier for patients to receiving dental treatment. Beverly Williams Coleman, dir ector of U of L Care Partners, said that uncontrolled chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Prenatal Depression More Common in Young Moms Today
Depressed mood more common in young pregnant women today than in their mothers'generation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: One of Cincinnati ’s largest hospitals getting new leader
UC Health has hired Lafe Bauer as chief administrative officer of the Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, one of the largest hospitals in Greater Cincinnati. Bauer’s first day on the job at the hospital in Hartwell will be Aug. 7. He will also hold the title vice president for post-acute care services with UC Health, which is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Bauer will replace Amy Schroyer, a registered nurse who retired at the close of last year after serving as chief administrative… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Coroners rely on nurses, doctors to report their own abuse, Wettlaufer inquiry hears
Ontario's coroners rely on nurses and doctors to report their own possible mistakes or negligence when a patient dies, according to testimony at the inquiry into how Elizabeth Wettlaufer was able to kill eight patients in her care. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

UC Davis Researchers Develop Microscope That Uses Ultraviolet Light for Diagnosis, Eliminates Need for Traditional Histology Slide Preparation
MUSE microscope speeds up some anatomic pathology laboratory processes and removes exposure to toxic fixative chemicals Because they handle tissue specimens, histotechnologists, anatomic pathologists, and hospital nurses are exposed to deadly chemicals such as formaldehyde, formalin, Xylene, and Toluene. The risks associated with these chemicals has been covered regularly by Dark Daily as recently as […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 18, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Michael Tags: Clinical Laboratory/Pathology Automation, Analyzers, Testing Systems Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Source Type: news

Study first to confirm where baby white sharks 'hang out' in the North Atlantic
(Florida Atlantic University) A team of scientists is the first to confirm the movement patterns and seasonal migrations of baby white sharks in the north Atlantic Ocean. They put the New York Bight shark nursery theory to test by deploying satellite and acoustic tags on 10 baby white sharks (less than 1 year old) off Long Island's coast. Results provide novel insights into the distribution of this vulnerable early stage of life that complements recent work on larger white sharks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Run Form Changes Patient Care In The Air
Flight EMS is a specialized type of prehospital patient work. You're away from the ground network, in a cramped space, often with a very medically complicated patient that has a lot of individual issues going on. The documentation of a critically ill patient is crucial to the medical—and financial—success of an EMS organization. One EMS entity, Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), seized an opportunity to improve documentation of the critically ill in an effort to better protect their providers with more extensive data on a call, all while also improving upon their recouped revenue from calls of this nature. Care...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Finch Tags: Operations Source Type: news

NHS trusts facing leadership crisis as senior posts go unfilled
Financial/performance/demand pressures and 'blame culture' driving shortages Related items fromOnMedica NICE sets out safe levels of nursing staff Mobile technology – the key to service transformation in NHSScotland Scottish Conservatives back bigger share of NHS budget for GPs New figures shine spotlight on nurse shortages Thousands of healthcare workers join ‘NHS in Crisis’ march (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Problem Solving Helps Prevent Depression in Low - Income Moms
Problem - solving education appears to work by decreasing perceived stress in low - income mothers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Alternative Payment Models Should Include Precision Medicine
APMs should be encouraged to integrate precision medicine approaches, personalize patient care (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine 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

Who Has Your Vote? Evening With The Stars Nominations Now Open
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - July 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Prenatal monitoring in South Dakota, inhaler sensors in Portugal, and more digital health deals
• Provider-focused telemedicine vendor SnapMD’s Virtual Care Management system will be used to teach students at the University of San Diego (USD) Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science about telehealth. In a class called “Telehealth and Emerging Technology”, students will learn the ins and outs of virtual visits. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: The Art of Giving Bad News
(MedPage Today) -- Also, a potential staffing " ghost town " at nursing homes (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

First aid expert reveals her ultimate guide to identifying common bites
EXCLUSIVE: British first aid expert and qualified nurse Emma Hammett reveals her guide to common insect bites and stings, explaining how to tell different insects' marks apart and relieve them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UA Little Rock, Saline Health Launch Pathways Program for Nurses
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Saline Health System said Tuesday that they would partner to address a nursing shortage in Saline County. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Spirituality in Serious Illness Spirituality in Serious Illness
A patient's spiritual support needs can change at different stages of serious illness and end of life.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Case Challenge Source Type: news

Children ’s Mercy exec leaves to lead health care educator
A top Children ’s Mercy executive will become president of Chamberlain University effective Aug. 27, the Chicago-area school announced in a Tuesday release. Karen Cox has been COO and executive vice president at Children’s Mercy since 2006, overseeing day-to-day operations of the clinical staff (except doctor s) and the overall quality and safety. Cox started her career in nursing, initially attending LPN school before working her way ultimately to a doctorate. Cox, honored as a 2017 Woman Who… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Deadly Respiratory Distress Mimic
Medic 534, staffed by a paramedic and EMT, is dispatched to a nursing home for a 78-year-old female in respiratory distress. On arrival, the crew finds the patient in a chair accompanied by two nurses and the administrator on call. The patient is in obvious distress showing fatigue and an increased work of breathing. She is alert to voice, but diaphoretic, lethargic, and unable to speak due to rapid, shallow breathing. A nurse is administering a nebulizer containing 3 mL of albuterol sulfate/ipratropium. A second nurse states that the patient has been in increasing distress for the last 45 minutes. The nurse also says that...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brenton Faber, PhD, NRP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

First aid expert reveals her ultimate guide to identifying common bites and stingsr or flea?
EXCLUSIVE: British first aid expert and qualified nurse Emma Hammett reveals her guide to common insect bites and stings, explaining how to tell different insects' marks apart and relieve them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Changes needed to death tracking in Ontario, chief coroner says at Wettlaufer inquiry
Budget cuts at the Ontario coroner's office mean fewer deaths in nursing homes are investigated, the chief coroner testified Monday at the Wettlaufer inquiry. In 2007, more than 3,300 deaths in long-term care were investigated by one of 350 local coroners, compared to 927 in 2015. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Impact of workplace bullying on missed nursing care and quality of care in the eldercare sector - Hogh A, Baernholdt M, Clausen T.
PURPOSE: To analyze the long-term impact of bullying among healthcare providers (T1) on missed nursing care and quality of care 2  years later (T2) and to test the potential mediating effect of affective organizational commitment. METHODS: Survey d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Variations in death notification of nursing home residents to Australian coroners - Ibrahim JE, Kipsaina C, Martin C, Ranson DL, Bugeja L.
OBJECTIVES: To examine the impact of changes to the reporting requirements in coronial legislation on the nature and frequency of nursing home resident deaths reported to Coroners. DESIGN: National retrospective study of a population cohort of nurs... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Influencing the binge-drinking culture on a college campus - Kessler TA, Kurtz CP.
BACKGROUND: The college years are a time of transition in which students experiment with behaviors including use of alcohol. Nursing students can be instrumental in supporting positive health behaviors and influencing the drinking culture. PURPOSE:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

South Africa:KZN Nurses Call for Health MEC to Step Down
[GroundUp] "We are nurses not slaves," said disgruntled nurse Bongekile Khomo. "I have to take care of 60 patients in one ward. We work under bad conditions in hospitals. Most of the time there are no resources." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Success for pioneering nurse outreach scheme on Gypsy health
A ground-breaking project that has seen a community outreach nurse work closely with Gypsy and Traveller people in Leeds is to be extended, after an evaluation found it had boosted health and wellbeing among this marginalised group. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS hospitals still using over 8,000 ‘archaic’ fax machines
NHS hospital trusts across England still own over 8,000 fax machines, despite the communications technology having largely been replaced in most other sectors over the last few decades. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Surge in overseas nurses taking new NMC-approved English test
A company offering healthcare-specific English language tests for nurses has seen a “phenomenal” increase in candidates since the exam was recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

A Conversation with Kate Hill
Discussion includes the work of TCT and how accreditation works, among other things. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - July 17, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Better treatment of multiple conditions is ‘urgent challenge’
Nine in ten people with coronary heart disease in the UK are living with at least one other long-term condition, increasing the risk of an early death, a charity has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

‘Invisible’ stool blood linked to heighter risk of all-cause mortality
Unseen stool blood is linked to a heightened risk of death from all causes, as well as from bowel cancer, according to Scottish researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Will IHH Healthcare's acquisition of Fortis nurse it out of ICU?
With its own mixed track record in India, the coup can easily turn into a winner ’s curse for IHH. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aging Parents And Rehab Facilities: Know The Hidden Dangers
Many elders will spend at least some time in a nursing home. Hidden dangers lurk. Know how to choose a home, what to watch out for and how to tell if there is enough staff to care for your loved one. Families can ensure their aging parents'safety by informing themselves, using consumer guidance. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carolyn Rosenblatt, Contributor Source Type: news

How to Close Care Gaps in Vulnerable Populations
Oncology nurse leaders share insights into the care of vulnerable oncology populations —from ED triage to tailored telehealth sessions for homeless populations. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP Source Type: news

PM2.5 Contributes to Burden of Diabetes Mellitus Globally
Globally, ambient PM2.5 contributed to about 3.2 million incident cases of diabetes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

eCare Plan Set to Improve Doctor/Pharmacist Relationship
Plan will allow pharmacist documentation to be available via EHRs, easing transfer of information (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pha Source Type: news

Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk of Medical Errors
Physicians reporting errors were more likely to also report burnout, fatigue, recent suicidal ideation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 16, 2018 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