WHO confirms 2020 as international year of nurse and midwife
The first ever international year of the nurse and midwife will be held in 2020, it has been confirmed, providing a “once in a generation opportunity” to showcase the professions. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 25, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Maine to Eliminate Non-Medical Exemptions for Vaccinations
(AUGUSTA, Maine) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills on Friday signed into law a bill that eliminates religious and philosophical exemptions for vaccinations in Maine. Maine has one of the highest rates of non-medical vaccine exemptions in the nation, and health officials say the opt-out rates appear to be rising. “As we hear more reports of measles and other preventable diseases in Maine and across the country, it has become clear that we must act to ensure the health of our communities,” said Democratic Rep. Ryan Tipping of Orono, the bill’s sponsor. Maine will end non-medical vaccine opt-outs by 2021 f...
Source: TIME: Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Maine onetime vaccinations Source Type: news

How this S.F. health startup is changing the game with texting
Taking the pressure off its nurses and call center, Alexander Valley Health Center has experienced a drop in 1,500 incoming and outgoing calls per month since kicking off the system with Luma Health last year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

How this S.F. health startup is changing the game with texting
Taking the pressure off its nurses and call center, Alexander Valley Health Center has experienced a drop in 1,500 incoming and outgoing calls per month since kicking off the system with Luma Health last year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

In push to find more nursing help, SSM turns to a familiar talent pool
The St. Louis-based health care system offers program to retrain nurses who left the field but want to return (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

In push to find more nursing help, SSM turns to a familiar talent pool
The St. Louis-based health care system offers program to retrain nurses who left the field but want to return (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Media Advisory: IntraHealth, Nursing Now, and Johnson & Johnson to Launch Nursing and Leadership Report at Women Deliver
May 24, 2019On June 6, IntraHealth International, Nursing Now, and Johnson& Johnson will launch a new report —Investing in the Power of Nurse Leadership: What Will it Take?—at a side event duringWomen Deliver 2019 in Vancouver.  OVERVIEW: The nursing workforce has massive potential to drive health and economic gains, especially for women and girls. Investing in that potential is a must to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals on health, gender equality, decent work, and poverty alleviation. Yet persistent gender-related barriers in women ’s leadership jeopardize full returns on those inv...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Tags: Leadership and Governance Nursing & Midwifery Source Type: news

Tackle reasons forcing nurses to be 'resilient', warn RCN members
Resilience is the “mask” that nurses are forced to wear because of workplace pressures and demands, members of the profession have warned during a discussion at the Royal College of Nursing congress this week. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

CBT 'may' benefit mental health of children with chronic conditions
The mental health of children and young people with some long-term physical conditions could benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Sexualisation of nurses gives way to harassment, congress told
The enduring sexualisation of nurses must end to keep them safe from harassment in the workplace, union members have warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: ‘Major increase’ in placements for new student nurses
Trusts across England will be offering an additional 5,000 plus placements this autumn, fulfilling a pledge made in the NHS long-term plan earlier this year, Nursing Times understands. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Becoming a Nurse Investigator Becoming a Nurse Investigator
What does it mean to be a board of nursing investigator -- and what does it take to become one?American Nurse Today (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Journal Article Source Type: news

Nursing assistant to run 60th marathon ahead of 60th birthday
A nursing assistant at East Surrey Hospital is preparing to complete her 60th marathon this weekend, just weeks before her 60th birthday. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing staff celebrate London hospital ’s 300-year history
Nurses at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital celebrated their organisation ’s 300th anniversary with a special commemorative service at Westminster Abbey this week. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses sign giant letter to Hancock calling for safe staffing law
Thousands of nurses have signed a letter to health and social care secretary Matt Hancock calling on him to back their campaign for safe staffing legislation in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses are routinely told by NHS bosses to put up with sex pest patients
Nurses are told to put up with sexual harassment - including rape threats and being followed in their cars - at work by NHS bosses, Royal College of Nursing congress in Liverpool heard. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Technology better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk
(Vanderbilt University) New research by School of Nursing professor Sheila Ridner finds that a special scan measuring lymphatic fluid volume is significantly better than a tape measure at predicting which women undergoing treatment for breast cancer are at risk of developing a common complication resulting from damaged lymph nodes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Commercial sexual exploitation of children: an update for the forensic nurse - Hornor G, Quinones SG, Bretl D, Courtney AB, Herendeen PA, Lewin L, Loyke JA, Morris K, Schapiro NA, Williams S.
Commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is the sexual abuse of children through buying, selling, or trading their sexual services. This may involve engaging a child under the age of 18 years in prostitution, pornography, stripping, exotic dancing... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Plans unveiled for new GP IT systems
GPs will be able to choose the best technologies they want Related items fromOnMedica Online triage ‘not a solution’ to GP workload pressures GP gatekeepers linked to reduced patient satisfaction Historic NHS Mandate published today Less than 1% of practices offer patients electronic records Digital transformation of health must involve nurse input (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 24, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

To Fight Deadly Candida Auris, New York State Proposes New Tactics
The state health department calls on hospitals to do more to fight Candida auris, a mystery germ spreading the globe. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Richtel Tags: Candida Auris (Fungus) Drug Resistance (Microbial) Hospitals Fungi Nursing Homes Medicine and Health Health Department (NYS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Greater New York Hospital Assn New York State New York City your- Source Type: news

Mercy Health ends contract talks with striking workers
Cincinnati-based Mercy Health ’s labor contract talks with striking nurses and other hospital workers in Toledo ended Thursday without resolution. About 950 nurses and 930 lab and medical technicians and support staff began a strike May 6 at Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center. “At the end of three days of extensive ne gotiations, Mercy Health provided UAW leaders with a proposal addressing all outstanding issues,” the hospital system stated May 23. “Despite this, UAW leadership refused… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Nursing center to suspend operations, lay off employees
Amid safety concerns, the Miami nursing center alerted state officials of its intention to close its facility and lay off employees. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lily Skopp Source Type: news

High - Deductible Health Plans May Be Harmful for Patients With COPD
Individuals with HDHP more likely to report forgoing care due to costs, cost - related nonadherence (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Pediatricians Should Encourage Fish Consumption for Children
Fish have favorable nutrient profile versus other animal proteins; for most types, benefits outweigh risks (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Nurses ‘appalled’ over new learning disabilities abuse scandal
Nurses have demanded urgent action to safeguard the human rights of people with learning disabilities, in the wake of a new care scandal. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurse petitions for new law on operating theatre ventilation
A theatre nurse has launched a petition urging the government to introduce laws around ventilation in the operating environment, claiming that healthcare workers are being exposed to a “toxic plume”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Quick-thinking student nurse saves man ’s life while off duty
A student nurse has been praised for saving the life of a man using techniques she had learnt just weeks before on her course at Northumbria University. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The First Cochrane Hong Kong Symposium
Cochrane Hong Kong is celebrating it's first Symposium on 23-24 May, with workshops following on 27-28 May. The theme of the Cochrane Hong Kong Symposium is ‘Paving the Way for and Achieving Excellence in Evidence-informed Health Care in the Belt and Road Regions’. The symposium aims to provide an international multidisciplinary platform for discussion and debate among health care providers, policy makers, academics, and researchers on contemporary strategies and issues in evidence-informed health care and policy formulation.Co-Directors of Cochrane Hong Kong, Professor Wai Tong Chien and Professor Professor Pa...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 23, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Film shows vulnerable adults ‘mocked, taunted and intimidated’
An undercover film recorded for the BBC Panorama programme has revealed vulnerable adults at a specialist hospital “being mocked, taunted and intimidated”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Impunity Remains: Attacks on Health Care in 23 Countries in Conflict
 Washington – There were at least 973 attacks on health workers, health facilities, health transports and patients in 23 countries in conflict in 2018, the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition reported today. At least 167 health workers died and at least 710 were injured. This marks an increase in the number of documented attacks compared to 2017, when the Coalition reported 701 such instances. The Coalition’s sixth annual report documents attacks on vaccination workers, paramedics, nurses, doctors, midwives, community volunteers, drivers and guards, in violation of international norms and i...
Source: Doctors of the World News - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Views vary on national nurse uniform despite current 'confusion'
Nurses are divided over whether England should follow the lead of the other UK countries and introduce a national uniform. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Study seeks to identify key factors in the adoption of a mobile health solution for oncology
Researchers carried out 17 interviews with doctors and nurses  using a free oncology decision support app in Europe. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 23, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Study seeks to identify key factors in adoption of mobile health solution for oncology
Researchers carried out 17 interviews with doctors and nurses  using a free oncology decision support app in Europe. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 23, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Botswana: Violence Against Nurses Worrisome
[Botswana Daily News] Tlokweng -Reports of violence against on duty nurses is uncalled for and worrisome, says Tlokweng sub district Deputy District Commissioner, Mr Richard Boitshwarelo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

RCN calls for greater government effort to tackle child poverty
Nurses have called on the UK governments to do more to tackle child poverty to help ease some of the pressure on the NHS. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Charity to be set up for nurses with substance misuse problems
Plans  are underway to set up a new nursing network to support healthcare staff with substance misuse problems. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Ten million in rural areas now lack basic services like GP surgeries, hospitals and nursing homes
As many as 10million people in rural Britain live in 'healthcare deserts'. They struggle to get access to GP appointments, community hospitals and nursing homes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual Harassment in Healthcare Sexual Harassment in Healthcare
Sexual harassment and discrimination in the healthcare environment is an important issue for nurses.OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Potential solutions for limiting exposure to Candida auris in healthcare facilities
(Taylor& Francis Group) Researchers show that procedures used to contain Candida auris infection in an animal facility can potentially be applied to hospitals and nursing homes to limit its spread. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Website to help nurses plan new career steps goes live
A new online careers resource jointly developed by Health Education England and the RCN will help registered nurses and clinical support workers plan their next career move. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nurse graduates from NYU, years after he worked there as a janitor
Frank Baez got his first healthcare experience as a teenager, mopping floors and cleaning patients' rooms as a hospital janitor at New York University. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obstetric Fistula and Mental Health: From Tanzania to Mali
By Melissa Watt, Associate Professor of the Practice in Global Health, Duke UniversityMay 22, 2019Data from a pilot study in Mali are helping the country provide more holistic fistula care to women and girls.Like most global health researchers, I want my work to have the broadest possible reach and greatest possible impact. That ’s why, when I had the serendipitous opportunity to partner withIntraHealth International to share the lessons I ’d learned through my obstetric fistula research in Tanzania, I jumped on it.Obstetric fistula results from prolonged obstructed labor or a perforation made during a caesar...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Capacity Building for Fistula Treatment and Prevention in Mali (Fistula Mali) Obstetric Fistula Mental Health International Day to End Fistula Source Type: news

Mandatory overtime for nurses at center of hospital strike
A strike entering its third week at an Ohio hospital is putting a spotlight on concerns about forcing nurses to repeatedly work mandatory overtime (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mercy Health ’s striking workers prompt questions about FC Cincinnati sponsorship deal
Cincinnati-based Mercy Health ’s sponsorship deal with the FC Cincinnati soccer cub, which could be worth up to $50 million, has become a focal point as some of the hospital system’s unionized workers continue a strike in Toledo. About 950 nurses and 930 lab and medical technicians and support staff began a strike May 6 at Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center after labor contract talks broke down. The two sides resumed talks Monday and continued negotiating through today with the help of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

In-house dialysis clinic planned for downtown nursing home
Downtown Buffalo could get its second dialysis center at an existing health care center. The Ellicott Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, formerly known as Waterfront Health Care Center, is working with a Bronx company to open a 16-unit chronic renal dialysis clinic inside the Seventh Street facility. The $4.4 million project also would add a training program for in-home hemodialys is. According to plans filed with the state Department of Health, Bronx Center for Renal Dialysis LLC will establish… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Ascension Wisconsin, Alverno College nursing schools to merge
The 118-year-old Columbia College of Nursing in Glendale, which is affiliated with Ascension Columbia St. Mary ’s, signed a letter of intent to merge with Alverno College’s JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing on Milwaukee’s south side. Ascension Wisconsin and Alverno announced Tuesday they agreed to a strategic alliance and are engaged “in serious discussions” to combine the two private nursing school s. After the transaction is finalized, Columbia College of Nursing’s programs will be administered… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Karmanos Cancer Institute nurse Ashley Kaake honored with Nightingale Award for extraordinary service
(Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute)
Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute - May 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

IntraHealth ’s Jeanne Tessougué of Mali Honored as Heroine of Health during World Health Assembly
May 22, 2019Women in Global Health honored IntraHealth International ’sJeanne Tessougu é as a Heroine of Health Sunday during the 72nd annual World Health Assembly in Geneva. Tessougu é was one of seven women honored for their leadership in improving health care and advancing gender equality. The annual Heroines of Health awardshighlight women ’s major contributions to the global health care industry. Women currently hold 70% of jobs in the industry and contribute nearly $3 trillion to the health and social sectors,according to Women in Global Health, yet comprise a small percentage of global...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Tags: Mali Mali Human Resources for Health Strengthening Activity World Health Assembly Health Workforce & Systems Source Type: news

Nurses call for tougher law to dissolve 'toxic culture' of bullying
Nurses were moved to tears today as they stood up to share their experiences of “deplorable” bullying at the hands of their colleagues. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Improving Hospital End-of Life Care With the CARES tools Improving Hospital End-of Life Care With the CARES tools
The CARES tool for nurses may help improve the delivery of end-of-life care to hospitalized patients.Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news