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Nurses union agrees to Brigham buyouts, but vows to protect patients
The Massachusetts Nurses Association said it's monitoring the buyout process announced at Brigham and Women ’s Hospital today, but vowed to oppose "any reduction in staff that affects patient care." The academic medical center, which is owned by Partners HealthCare, announced Thursday to employees that it would be offering 1,100 employees at Brigham and Women’s and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner hosp itals buyouts. The offer would also be extended to approximately 500 employees who are represented… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

A quarter of nursing home residents are colonized with drug-resistant bacteria
The significant presence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB), such as E. coli, among nursing home residents demonstrates the need for heightened infection control prevention and control measures in nursing homes, according to a meta-analysis now published. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

UNISON calling on Lords to protect NHS bursaries for student nurses
Today’s debate in the House of Lords is the last chance to ensure the NHS can continue to support and recruit student nurses. UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “Thousands of current senior NHS nurses have benefitted from the NHS bursary and the risk of losing it would simply end up costing lives. Many have already said they could not afford to train without the bursary. “Today, the Lords have the power to send a clear message to the Government that bursaries should be reinstated so the NHS can continue to train and recruit enough nurses.” Media contacts: Fatima Ayad T:0207 121 5255 M: 07508 080383 E:...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Source Type: news

New ‘tiny’ nappies to be donated to NHS neonatal units
Around three million new nappies designed specifically for premature babies are being donated to UK neonatal units though a partnership between a charity and a manufacturer. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hospice nursing shortage hitting care for sickest children
A nursing shortfall means that children ’s hospices are being increasingly forced to cut back on the vital palliative care they can offer to families, according to a charity. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

A Nurse ' s Story: Clinician ' s Career Transition from Bedside to Boardroom
May 15, 2017 11:30 AM CT (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Lack of children ’s nurses impacting on paediatric units
A lack of both nurses and doctors specialising in children ’s health has recently forced many paediatric and neonatal units to temporarily close to admissions, a medical body has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Numbers of nurses for children ' s hospices falling
The number of specialist palliative nurses in UK children' s hospices is decreasing and diminishing the level of care given to terminally ill children at the end of their lives.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: aharrold Tags: Children ' s health Family health Baby Care Cancer Child Nutrition Professional Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

$42M senior care project approved, 50 new jobs
The board of one of the largest senior care facilities in the region has approved a $42 million expansion project. Graceworks Lutheran Services greenlit the expansion of its flagship property, Bethany Village, at a meeting Tuesday night, setting up a plan to demolish a 22 unit, 47,000-square-foot skilled nursing center wing in the Linden House. In its place would be a new 74 unit, 90,000-square-foot three-stor y assisted living facility, called Crescent Crossing. "Assisted living is what people… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tristan Navera Source Type: news

Struggling trust turns to former nurse to help improve
The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has appointed former nurse and troubleshooter Maggie Oldham as its interim chief executive, following the departure of her predecessor last month. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Missing student nurse ‘found safe and well’, say police
Avon and Somerset Constabulary have revealed that a student nurse wo went missing from Bristol nearly two weeks ago has been found. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

More A & E patients can ‘avoid admission for diverticulitis’
More patients currently admitted with diverticulitis – an inflammation of an outgrowth or pouching in the colon that can cause severe abdominal pain – could be sent home, suggest US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Development of an Internet-Based Chronic Pain Intervention Development of an Internet-Based Chronic Pain Intervention
What benefits could this new internet-based intervention offer patients suffering from chronic pain?Pain Management Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

RNs as Professionals, Advocates, Innovators, and Leaders RNs as Professionals, Advocates, Innovators, and Leaders
This article summarizes the roles and futures of RNs as professionals, advocates, innovators, and collaborative leaders.OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Public Inspection: HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Health Workforce Connector
Pre-publication notice of intent from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to collect information as part of the newly developed Health Workforce Connector. The proposed data collection function within the Health Workforce Connector will allow users to create an account, complete a profile, and search for National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and NURSE Corps job opportunities. Data collection efforts are designed to expand the functionality of the Health Workforce Connector. Comments regarding the proposed information collection activities must be submitted by May 28, 2017, and final publication in the Fe...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 27, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

A quarter of nursing home residents are colonized with drug-resistant bacteria
(Elsevier Health Sciences) The significant presence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB), such as E. coli, among nursing home residents demonstrates the need for heightened infection control prevention and control measures in nursing homes, according to a meta-analysis published in the May issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Welsh decision may spark PrEP postcode lottery in UK
British nations could end up with different rules on HIV prevention drugs, after an advisory body recommended that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should not be funded on the NHS in Wales. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing—Dean on Infectious Diseases
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - April 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

California considers remaking health care to dump insurers
Hundreds of nurses have rallied in support of a California proposal that will revamp the health care system of the nation's most populous state by guaranteeing coverage for all residents, even those in the country illegally (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Army Veteran Has Perfect Comeback To Breastfeeding Shamer
A mom and Army veteran refused to acquiesce to public breastfeeding shaming. Avery Reukauf was nursing her 2-month-old son Wilder at the H&R Block on Fort Gordon Military Base when the manager asked her to cover up. The mom posted about the experience and the way she responded on Facebook. Avery wrote that the manager asked her, “Can you cover up with a towel or something?” “I was completely shocked, so I raised my voice slightly and said, ‘No but I have a muslin if you would like to cover your face. You must not know Georgia’s breastfeeding laws,’” she explained.  Av...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cheap drug cuts death from bleeding after childbirth
A cheap and widely available medication can reduce deaths from severe bleeding after childbirth, the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide, according to a major trial led by UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses warn staffing will worsen if EU workers thrown out
European Union nurses and other staff must be allowed to stay in the UK following Brexit or staffing shortages will get worse, nurses from a major health union have warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Pay campaign against 1% cap to be ramped up by union
A rallying call for nurses and other healthcare professionals to threaten strike action if the government ’s pay rise cap is not overturned has been made by members of a major health union. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Councils and health boards dispute £250m care costs
Law lords must decide who pays for nurses delivering social care in residential homes. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women Basically Ensure The Survival Of Their Communities In Rural Kenya
KILIFI COUNTY, Kenya ― Each morning before the heat rises, Kanze Kahindi sets out from her one-room hut near the village of Changojeni for a six-mile walk to the nearest small river. She returns eight hours later, balancing a yellow 5-gallon jerrycan of water on her head. Her chest and legs ache when she finally deposits the 42-pound container in her home, but there’s barely time to rest. Soon she’ll be cleaning and cooking food for her eight children. While men in communities like Kahindi’s till land and care for livestock, women and girls arguably have the most important responsibility when it comes t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Search of a Better Way to Measure Quality Primary Care In Search of a Better Way to Measure Quality Primary Care
Scorecards and rigid primary care quality measures do no favors to patients or clinicians.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Viewpoint Source Type: news

Why Aren't Moms Warned About How Painful Early Breastfeeding Can Be?
Before she gave birth to her first baby four years ago, Carolyn Hulla-Meyer was excited to breastfeed, but she was quickly surprised by how painful it was—a stinging, burning feeling the nurses reassured her would lessen with practice. It did not. By the time Hulla-Meyer, 32, got home from the hospital, her nipples were cracked and bloody. She saw a lactation consultant who helped with her baby’s latch and suggested nipple shields. They helped some, but not enough for Hulla-Meyer to continue breastfeeding past three months. “I was kind of like, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa. I thought this was supposed to be a ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vote brings 125 TLC Health nurses, technicians into union
Four years after rejecting a union bid, nurses and technicians at TLC Health Network have voted to join 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. The vote brings 125 registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and technicians at the Lake Shore Health Center in Irving into the union. They join two other worker groups made up of service, maintenance and clerical workers and the professional employees who voted to join in late 2013. At that time, the nurses and technical worker group voted against… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Vote brings 125 TLC Health nurses, technicians into union
Four years after rejecting a union bid, nurses and technicians at TLC Health Network have voted to join 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. The vote brings 125 registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and technicians at the Lake Shore Health Center in Irving into the union. They join two other worker groups made up of service, maintenance and clerical workers and the professional employees who voted to join in late 2013. At that time, the nurses and technical worker group voted against… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Sightings of missing student nurse being investigated
Police say they are currently following up around 20 reports from the public of potential sightings of the missing Bristol student nurse Anna Lewis. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Better pay, safer staffing and fully funded training pledged at health conference
A Labour government would scrap the 1% health cap, keep the NHS bursary and legislate for save staffing levels, shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth told UNISON health workers today. Speaking on the final day of union’s health conference in Liverpool, the Labour front bencher launched his party’s three-point pledge – better pay, safer staffing and fully funded training. Mr Ashworth thanked the full range of health care workers “for your dedication, self-sacrifice, the extraordinary effort every day which is often, literally, the difference between life and death.” But under the Conservative government, ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 26, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News general election 2017 health health care health conference 2017 health pay NHS NHS bursary safe staffing Source Type: news

Northern Ireland leads way on maternity staff charter
Northern Ireland is now the first UK nation where every single maternity unit has embraced a charter aimed at ensuring the wellbeing of staff. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hospital nurses paying ‘extortionate’ charges to park
Some hospitals are charging staff, including nurses, “extortionate” fees of nearly £100 a month to park, according to a health union. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

What are the legal implications if the GMC and NMC merge?
Fitness-to-practise law expert Marie Dancer explains what a potential merger of healthcare regulators could mean for nurses.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: aharrold Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Severe Shortage Of Home Health Workers Robs Thousands Of Proper Care
Details the severe need for home health aides and nursing assistants across the country. Difficulty with staffing combined with low reimbursement rates make it hard for long-term care facilities to remain open, particularly in rural areas. This is especially concerning as the U.S.'s senior citizen population continues to increase. Highlights the difficulties being faced in Wisconsin as a touchstone for the larger problem. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 26, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Safety in psychiatric inpatient care: the impact of risk management culture on mental health nursing practice - Slemon A, Jenkins E, Bungay V.
The discourse of safety has informed the care of individuals with mental illness through institutionalization and into modern psychiatric nursing practices. Confinement arose from safety: out of both societal stigma and fear for public safety, as well as b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Prevalence of violence toward community nurses: a questionnaire survey - Gabrovec B.
Violence toward nursing staff occurs frequently, particularly in intensive care units and closed or intensive psychiatric facilities, which have been studied previously. However, violence toward community nurses has not been investigated. The purpose of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Seated exercises bring quick benefits for older patients
A programme of seated exercises helped improve the physical and mental wellbeing of frail elderly people in just couple of months, according to the findings from a trial scheme. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hospital staff paying ‘extortionate’ charges to park at work, says UNISON
Some hospitals are charging NHS staff, including low-waged nurses and porters, ‘extortionate’ fees of nearly £100 a month to park, says UNISON today (Wednesday). The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the top chargers with full-time staff paying £85.38 a month to park at the Royal Free Hospital site. Others include the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust where the cost of a space in one of its car parks is £79.50 a month. They are among more than one in ten operating a ‘flat rate’ system, regardless of what employees get paid, according to responses from 199 trusts across Br...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea hospital parking NHS Source Type: news

Labour chases nursing vote with three-part NHS pledge
The Labour Party is to announce a “three-point election guarantee” for the NHS, with a promise to scrap the 1% cap on pay rises, reinstate the student nurse bursary and enshrine safe staffing in law. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

UNISON responds to Labour ’s pledge for NHS staff
Responding to Labour’s NHS election pledge, to be announced by shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth tomorrow (Wednesday) in Liverpool -at UNISON’s annual health conference – UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “NHS staff give one hundred per cent day in, day out with many doing life-saving work. Yet they’re struggling to get by on below-inflation wages. “Lifting the one per cent pay cap would give health employees a long overdue pay rise – and show them just how much they’re valued. “A decent wages increase would also help ease the crisis in staff recruitment. There are too few nurses, parame...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 25, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis labour NHS Source Type: news

New Newsletter Name
Starting in July our newsletter will be titled: MidContinental Message Congratulations to Renee Gorrell from Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes – Jewish College in St. Louis for submitting the winning name! Thank you to everyone who participated by submitting an entry or voting! (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - April 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Good Health Care for Africa Depends on Health Workers and Good Governance
April 25, 2017Countries need good health governance at all levels.  When he was just a little boy,my colleague Peter woke up in the middle of the night to hear his mother shouting for him. His baby sister was terribly ill, and Peter ’s mother needed him to run fetch the village nurse.He did —through the pitch-black darkness and the pouring rain.Their village in Kenya did not have electricity or cell phones at the time, but they knew they could count on nurse Winifred, because she was highly skilled, and always close by.This nurse ’s proximity to the people who needed her saved a baby’s life that night. And who can...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

NICE: Treat terminally ill children in home settings
Terminally ill children should have access to around-the-clock homecare, according to a draft standard published by NICE.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: aharrold Tags: Children ' s health Family health Baby Care Professional Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Labour guarantees pay rise for NHS staff if elected
The Labour Party will increase pay for NHS staff and reinstate the nursing bursary if elected in June, the party announced in a speech today (26 April).Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: aharrold Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

​Cincinnati hospital, surgery center cited for nursing excellence
A national organization has recognized two TriHealth medical centers for the first time for the high level of care provided to patients by their nurses. The American Nurses Credentialing Center determined that the nursing practices at Bethesda Butler Hospital in Hamilton and the Bethesda Surgery Center in Montgomery meet the standards of excellence set by its Magnet program. The two TriHealth locations are among only 452 health care organizations out of nearly 6,000 in the nation to have received… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

‘Robust safeguards’ needed on use of nursing associates
The “real risk” that nursing associates are used as a cheap alternative to nurses has been underlined at a major health conference, where delegates called for any attempts by employers to substitute roles to be resisted. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses have key role in developing new HIV care models
Clinical nurse specialists could play a leading role in delivering more co-ordinated care to those with HIV, according to a report that says the fragmentary nature of current services is hampering progress. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Care homes should be viewed as positive placements for students
Care homes are being viewed “as a last resort” for nursing students when no other placements can be found, according to managers, who say the setting should be valued more highly by educators. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Public health nurses set to draw up ‘election checklist’
Health visitors and school nurses are preparing an election checklist with the overall aim of protecting public health budgets from council cuts, union leaders have said. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news