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10 dead, including a nurse, from Nipah virus in India
A rare virus spread by fruit bats, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, has killed 10 people in southern India, health officials said on Tuesday, with at least two more cases being monitored. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Nurse killed by deadly virus amid Indian outbreak
Officials say a nurse caring for patients infected with a deadly virus has died from the disease amid an outbreak in south India (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

PHOTOS: Mercy General maternity ward upgraded
Dignity Health is investing $220 million in facilities upgrades this year at its 39 hospitals and 400 care centers around the country. The San Francisco-based health system's Mercy General Hospital in East Sacramento received about half a million dollars to renovate its maternity ward. Work, which began a year ago, was done in installments to allow the ward to continue delivering babies, according to Dignity. Construction was completed early this year. All of the patient rooms and the nursery… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kayla Webster Source Type: news

PHOTOS: Mercy General maternity ward upgraded
Dignity Health is investing $220 million in facilities upgrades this year at its 39 hospitals and 400 care centers around the country. The San Francisco-based health system's Mercy General Hospital in East Sacramento received about half a million dollars to renovate its maternity ward. Work, which began a year ago, was done in installments to allow the ward to continue delivering babies, according to Dignity. Construction was completed early this year. All of the patient rooms and the nursery… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Kayla Webster Source Type: news

Nurses' Overtime Can Negatively Impact Collaborative Practice
MONDAY, May 21, 2018 -- Working overtime may negatively influence nurses'collaboration with other health care providers in the acute care setting, according to a study published online May 4 in the Journal of Nursing Administration. Chenjuan Ma,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Guardian view on AI in the NHS: a good servant, when it ’s not a bad master | Editorial
The NHS collects vast amounts of data. It must be used in imaginative ways that respect privacy and make life better for patients and health workersTechnology helps us live better and for longer; in fact it has been doing so since the birth of modern medicine. And as each new technology comes into use, it turns out to have medical uses, even though these are not always the ones that are sold hardest: in the 1920s the American press was full of advertisements for the health benefits of radium, which was then a mysterious and powerful substance just as artificial intelligence (AI) is today. AI won ’t work miracles or m...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Artificial intelligence (AI) NHS Data protection UK news Big data Computing Consciousness Technology Health Society Medical research Science Hospitals London Source Type: news

Kidney Docs Worry Over No Dialysis for Undocumented Immigrants
MONDAY, May 21, 2018 -- Undocumented immigrants in the United States are often denied treatment for kidney failure until they have a life-threatening emergency. Now a new study finds that the doctors and nurses who treat them are frustrated and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health professional student education related to the prevention of falls in older people: a survey of universities in Australia and New Zealand - Vance E, Farlie MK, Kool B, Tiedemann A, L Hatton A, Sherrington C, L Sturnieks D.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the amount and nature of health professional education related to fall prevention for older adults in Australian and New Zealand universities. METHODS: Universities offering medicine, nursing and allied health courses were i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Concussion symptom prevalence, severity and trajectory: implications for nursing practice - Macartney G, Simoncic V, Goulet K, Aglipay M.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe the symptom severity and trajectory in concussed children who were followed during a one year period at a concussion clinic. DESIGN AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was completed to describe the s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Caring for children - '24-7': The experience of WellChild Nurses and the families for whom they are providing care and support - Whiting M.
There is a growing population of children with complex health needs and disabilities who are being cared for at home by their parents 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Community Children's Nursing Teams are a major source of support to these children. In ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

School nurses' management and collaborative practices for student-athletes following sport-related concussion - Weber ML, Welch Bacon CE, McLeod TV.
The purpose of this study was to examine school nurses' management and collaboration with health-care providers (HCPs) for student-athletes following a concussion. Secondary school nurses accessed an online survey titled the Beliefs, Attitudes, and Knowled... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Permanent night workers ´ sleep and psychosocial factors in hospital work. A comparison to day and shift work - Karhula K, Hakola T, Koskinen A, Ojajarvi A, Kivimaki M, Harma M.
We aimed to study whether permanent night workers sleep and psychosocial factors differ from day workers and shift workers. The participants (n  = 9 312, 92% females, average age 45 years, most commonly nurses and departmental secretaries) were day worke... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Violence committed against nursing staff by patients in psychiatric outpatient settings - Konttila J, Pesonen HM, Kyng äs H.
Violence against nurses has increased particularly in psychiatric outpatient settings as psychiatric care shifts from being inpatient-based to being outpatient-based. Violence is a complex phenomenon that must be explored in different psychiatric nursing e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Patients with acute kidney injury ‘at increased risk of heart failure’
Patients with acute kidney injury face a significantly greater risk of heart failure during their first year after leaving hospital, according to US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Patients with larger waistlines 'should have vitamin D levels checked'
Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of vitamin D deficiency in obese patients, according to Dutch researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Improving cardiovascular health could 'prevent frailty in old age'
Older people with very low cardiovascular disease risks also have very little frailty, according to UK researchers, who say it raises the possibility that frailty could be prevented. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Experts Discuss Unique Side Effects of Immunotherapy
If you have mesothelioma and you’ve already received standard-of-care therapies, you may be considering an immunotherapy clinical trial. If you’re considering this option, a free immunotherapy teleconference is a great place to learn more. CancerCare recently hosted two one-hour education workshops featuring panels of immunotherapy experts. Part I of the teleconference presented an overview of immunotherapy. Part II of the teleconference, which is available online for free, focused exclusively on immunotherapy side effects. Understanding these issues and the role each patient plays in managing their own side ef...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Community trusts concerned about shortage of ‘linchpin’ nursing staff
The vast majority of community healthcare providers are deeply worried about staffing and fear current workforce plans will not deliver enough district nurses, health visitors, and specialist nurses to realise ambitions of providing more services closer to home, reveals a new report. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Sexual and reproductive health: RCN report on the impact of funding and service changes in England
This report outlines the findings of a survey of nurses working in sexual and reproductive health. It provides clarification and evidence following increasing concerns reported from those working in England on the impact of service provision following the changes to commissioning after the implementation of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

University and trusts team up to launch Devon ‘academy of nursing’
A new academy of nursing is to be launched in the West Country that will combine “academic rigour with NHS expertise” with the aim of raising standards of care for nurses. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurse dead in Congo as Ebola vaccination campaign starts
Congo's health minister says a nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the town in the country's northwest where the outbreak began, as the country begins a vaccination campaign (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: May 21, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Congo Ebola Outbreak Death Toll at 27, Vaccination Campaign Begins The death of a nurse in a town in the northwest of the Democratic Republic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

London hospitals to replace doctors and nurses with AI for some tasks
UCLH aims to bring ‘game-changing’ benefits of artificial intelligence to NHS patients, from cancer diagnosis to reducing wait timesOne of the country ’s biggest hospitals has unveiled sweeping plans to use artificial intelligence to carry out tasks traditionally performed by doctors and nurses, from diagnosing cancer on CT scans to deciding which A&E patients are seen first.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Hospitals Artificial intelligence (AI) Health Society Technology Science UK news Source Type: news

Personal Health: How to Age Well and Stay in Your Home
Don ’ t wait for a crisis like a broken hip to modify an older person ’ s home. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Elderly Nursing Homes Falls Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Orderliness and Clutter Accidents and Safety Source Type: news

Barriers to Childhood Obesity Prevention Barriers to Childhood Obesity Prevention
What do parents and caregivers know about the risk for childhood obesity, and how do they view their role in addressing the issue?Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Nurse Overtime Harms Professional Collaboration
(MedPage Today) -- After 1 hour of overtime, nurse-to-nurse collaboration drops significantly (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 20, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Impunity Reigns as Medical Personnel and Facilities across 23 Conflict-Torn Countries Remain Under Attack
This report breaks n ew ground in bringing information providers together and demonstrating the value of collaboration.”TheSafeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, of which IntraHealth is the communications secretariat and a member,  consists of more than 35 organizations working to protect health workers and services threatened by war or civil unrest. The coalition raises awareness of global attacks on health and presses governments and United Nations agencies for greater global action to protect the security of health care.ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:Access the report hereSee an overview of the dataTake a look at t...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Financial Stress a Key Factor in Cancer Patient Care Plan Financial Stress a Key Factor in Cancer Patient Care Plan
The costs associated with a cancer diagnosis can add to a patient's stress, which can have a negative effect on outcome. Nurses can help by being prepared to discuss the financial aspects of care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Improving Healthcare Awareness
(MedPage Today) -- What role do nurses play? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Intake Model Frees Up Providers, Reduces Patient Anxiety Intake Model Frees Up Providers, Reduces Patient Anxiety
When an oncology center restructured the intake process, it cut the time nurses spend with new patients and improved the satisfaction of patients and physicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Summer Camp Bummer: Smartphones, Not Bugs
SATURDAY, May 19, 2018 -- Along with flashlights, sleeping bags and bug repellent, many kids will take a smartphone to camp this summer. But this could ruin their camp experience, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 620 camp directors, nurses... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: The truth is our jails are holiday camps... with drugs
Drugs are now so rife in prisons that the Royal College of Nursing reports staff have required hospital treatment for accidentally inhaling fumes from 'zombie drug' spice while treating inmates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UC Davis Health names new CEO
UC Davis Health is under new leadership. David A. Lubarsky was named as the system's new CEO and as vice chancellor of human health sciences for University of California Davis, the university said in a news release Friday. He will start July 2. Lubarsky will be responsible for overseeing the schools of medicine and nursing, UC Davis Me dical Center and the hospital’s primary care network. He will work closely with UC Davis Medical Center CEO Ann Madden Rice, the university said. Prior to joining… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Kayla Webster Source Type: news

UC Davis Health names new CEO
UC Davis Health is under new leadership. David A. Lubarsky was named as the system's new CEO and as vice chancellor of human health sciences for University of California Davis, the university said in a news release Friday. He will start July 2. Lubarsky will be responsible for overseeing the schools of medicine and nursing, UC Davis Me dical Center and the hospital’s primary care network. He will work closely with UC Davis Medical Center CEO Ann Madden Rice, the university said. Prior to joining… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kayla Webster Source Type: news

Opioids becoming drug of choice at raves and electronic dance clubs
(Natural News) Besides their children’s obsession with computers, some modern-day parents must deal with another, deadlier form of addiction that may be manipulating their offspring: the overuse of opioids. A new study by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing concluded that one in 10... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher Adiposity Increases Odds of Smoking
Findings for both increased risk of being a smoker and higher number of cigarettes smoked daily (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Nursing union criticises trust plans to sell off key worker homes
The Royal College of Nursing has criticised a London hospital trust ’s plans to sell off accommodation for nurses and other key workers to build luxury flats as “nothing short of disgraceful”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Antipsychotics being ‘inappropriately’ prescribed in Welsh care homes
“Systemic changes” are needed for ensure the appropriate prescribing of antipsychotic medicines in Welsh care homes, according to a report. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Antibiotics being ‘inappropriately’ prescribed in Welsh care homes
“Systemic changes” are needed for ensure the appropriate prescribing of antipsychotic medicines in Welsh care homes, according to a report. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Prime pump: Ivenix CEO takes on a familiar foe in the IV market
Stuart Randle, CEO of Ivenix, expects to secure FDA approval later this year for Ivenix's pump, which is designed to wirelessly transmit infusion data to laptops, iPhones and iPads. is goal? To help nurses understand what ’s happening with their patients even when they’re not at the bedside. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Ed Goldman: Sutter Health ’s nurses deserve a break
If you ’ve ever been hospitalized, you know that it’s not the doctors who take care of you. Nurses do. Your surgeon may save your life. A good nurse can save your sanity. During a three-year period, from 2009 to 2012, I underwent seven operations at Sutter Medical CEnter’s now-awesome/then-just-fine freeway-close complex that rambles from 29th to 28th streets, between Capitol Avenue and K Street. My surgeon each time was Dr. Michael Beneke, whose bedside manner was a nice matchup for his formidable… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ed Goldman Source Type: news

Mental health trust issues apology over killing of absconded patient
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has issued a public apology about the care given to a woman who was killed after she absconded from one of its secure units. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurse Input Needed So Big Data Answers the Right Questions Nurse Input Needed So Big Data Answers the Right Questions
Nurses have a role to play in the expansion of data-powered health, and should step up and make their voices heard, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Warning that breast cancer still seen as ‘white woman’s disease’
Experts have encouraged black women to visit their GP if they notice any changes in their breasts, in the wake of research suggesting breast cancer is often perceived as a “disease of whiteness”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Staffing for Safe and Effective Care: Nursing on the Brink
At Congress 2017, the membership of the RCN raised the alarm on the growing nursing workforce shortages across the UK, and their concern at the implications on patient safety. We have undertaken extensive engagement with members, RCN Boards, and nursing workforce experts, which we set out in this report. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lessons Learned Review: The Nursing and Midwifery Council's handling of concerns about midwives' fitness to practise at the Furness General Hospital
A review of the actions of the Nursing and Midwifery Council in relation to the death of eleven babies and one mother at Furness General Hospital in Barrow, between 2004 and 2013. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tackling the nursing shortage
This report highlights the financial impact of using temporary staffing to address the shortage, as well as many of the factors driving it, suggesting that new routes into the profession, like apprenticeships, can help to plug the gap and future-proof the nursing workforce in the long-term. Requires registration. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual and Reproductive Health. RCN report on the impact of funding and service changes in England.
This report brings together the results of a RCN survey with nurses working in sexual and reproductive health. It provides clarification and evidence following increasing concerns reported from those working in England on the impact of service provision following the changes to commissioning after the Health and Social Care Act (2012). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dilemma for Cancer Patients as Life - Saving Meds Are Tied to Vision Loss
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Pharmacy, News, Source Type: news

World ’s nurses ‘need a pay rise and better working conditions’
Nurses around the world need a pay rise and better working conditions, with wages showing salary stagnation and a fall in purchasing power, according to a new report. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news