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First Certification Program for Entry-Level Case Managers Announced
Filling unprecedented demand for qualified healthcare case managers will be easier with the launch of the first certification program for entry-level case managers, the Qualified Professional Case Manager designation QPCM.Typically registered nurses, case managers are healthcare professionals who play a key role in coordinating the care of a patient, particularly those with complicated and/or costly medical diagnoses or conditions.Demand for these professionals is growing dramatically due to the ...
Posted on: March 07, 2014
Oregon Center for Nursing Releases Infographic
Portland, Ore. - The Oregon Center for Nursing released an infographic titled "I Am An Oregon Nurse." The graphic is designed to depict a snapshot of registered nurses in Oregon, and is free to view and download on the OCN website (www.oregoncenterfornursing.org). The infographic features the most recent information on where registered nurses in Oregon work and practice. It also gives information on the number of registered nurses in Oregon, registered nurse wages, the ratio of nurses to workers in ...
Posted on: March 07, 2014
Carolinas HealthCare System, Edison Nation Team on Medical Innovations
Carolinas HealthCare System and Edison Nation have formed Edison Nation Medical, LLC, a joint venture to stimulate innovations in healthcare delivery and improvements in patient care. This combination will provide a unique and creative platform for physicians, nurses and other caregivers, as well as patients throughout the country, to submit their best ideas to further medical innovation and technology, thus transforming the future of patient care."The collaborative relationship between Carolinas ...
Posted on: March 06, 2014
New Online Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Integrates Christian Perspective
Grand Canyon University has added to its doctoral degree program the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), seeking to anticipate organizational changes and better meet patient needs in an emerging national healthcare system. The 36-credit program will prepare advance-practice nurses and nurse managers to translate research into innovative healthcare solutions, while integrating Christian perspectives."We want to be responsive to the health-care needs of patients, families and communities," says Anne McNamara, ...
Posted on: March 05, 2014
AAACN Unveils Care Coordination & Transition Management Course for Nurses
The American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) has a solution: a course and core curriculum text for registered nurses on care coordination and transition management aimed at improving outcomes, lowering costs and enhancing the patient experience.The evidence-based Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCTM) course and core curriculum text were eveloped by an expert panel of nurses and spearheaded by longtime AAACN leaders, Sheila A. Haas, PhD, RN, FAAN, Beth Ann Swan, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, and ...
Posted on: March 04, 2014
Gene Mutation Tied to Severe Form of Cushing's Syndrome Identified
Mutations in a gene containing part of the information needed to make an enzyme that provides energy for governing basic cell functions appear to contribute to a severe form of Cushing's syndrome, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and nine European research institutions.Cushing's syndrome results when the body is exposed to too much of the stress hormone cortisol. The syndrome may result when the body itself produces excess cortisol, causing symptoms that may include high ...
Posted on: March 03, 2014
Mercy Ships Volunteers Train Congolese Neonatal Nurses & Midwives
Life-changing surgery is a daily miracle aboard the world's largest charity hospital ship, the Africa Mercy. But this month, Mercy Ships healthcare educational programs also reached beyond the port gate and into the community of its host nation to enable Congolese nurses to better serve patients long after the Africa Mercy has sailed away.After the ship's arrival last August into his port, Dr. Malonga, Chief of Neonatology at Adolphe SICÉ General Hospital, reached out to Mercy Ships Hospital Projects ...
Posted on: March 02, 2014
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board Launches National Campaign
The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) has partnered with other certifying organizations to launch the national public awareness campaign, "Certified Nurses are Everywhere!"The PNCB initiative shares information with families via broadcast and cable TV, internet ads, and transit ads in major designated market areas across the country.The campaign's goal is to inform the public that registered nurses and nurse practitioners can be nationally certified in their specialty such as pediatrics, ...
Posted on: March 01, 2014
Hand Sanitizers Lacking in 20% of U.S. Hospitals, Nurse-Led Study Shows
Approximately one in five U.S. health facilities don't make alcohol-based hand sanitizer available at every point of care, missing a critical opportunity to prevent health care-associated infections, according to new research from Columbia University School of Nursing and the World Health Organization (WHO) published in the American Journal of Infection Control. The study, "Status of the implementation of the World Health Organization multimodal hand hygiene strategy in United States of American health ...
Posted on: February 28, 2014
AWHONN Publishes Position Statements on Nursing Care Quality & Education
Two position statements were published by the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) in the January/February 2014 issue of the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing.The first position statement, Nursing Care Quality Measurement, is new for AWHONN and was developed in recognition that measuring health care quality is critical in the U.S. Currently, the contribution and significance of nursing practice is not well recognized or ...
Posted on: February 27, 2014
Study Links Nurse Staffing & Education to Patient Mortality in Europe
Hospitals in Europe where nursing staff care for fewer patients and have a higher proportion of bachelor's degree-trained nurses had significantly fewer surgical patients die while hospitalized according to a new study. These findings underscore the potential risks to patients when nurse staffing is cut, nursing researchers say, and suggests an increased emphasis on bachelor's education for nurses could reduce hospital deaths.The study, supported by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme and the ...
Posted on: February 27, 2014
New Guidelines May Shrink Autism Diagnoses by One Third, Nursing Study Finds
New diagnosis guidelines for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) issued by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) may reduce by almost one third the total number of people being diagnosed, according to new research from Columbia University School of Nursing published in the February issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. The guidelines, released in May 2013 and the first major update to psychiatric diagnosis criteria in almost two decades, may leave thousands of ...
Posted on: February 26, 2014
Perioperative Nurses Announce Agenda for AORN Surgical Conference & Expo
The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) expects more than 5,000 medical device and services representatives and an estimated 5,000 perioperative nurses to attend its AORN Surgical Conference & Expo March 30-April 2 in Chicago. The education symposium is the largest in the world for perioperative nurses and the exhibit floor is the largest surgical products trade show in the U.S. The AORN annual meeting, called Congress, will begin March 29 and conclude within the ...
Posted on: February 26, 2014
HIMSS Survey Reveals Robustness of Maturing Nursing Informatics Specialty
The 2014 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey was released Feb. 25 at the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. The 2014 Survey, the first by HIMSS in three years, captures current professional status and practice trends, while identifying changes that have occurred during the past nine years in the nursing informatics workforce.Supported by the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community, the survey continues to suggest nurse informaticists play a crucial role in the development, ...
Posted on: February 25, 2014
New Model Accurately Predicts Stroke in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
A more accurate and reliable stroke prediction model has been developed to help physicians decide whether to start blood-thinning treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation, as described in the online issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association.Atrial fibrillation affects millions of Americans. Because the heart-rhythm disturbance promotes the formation of blood clots that can travel to the brain and block an artery, atrial fibrillation independently increases the risk of ischemic ...
Last Updated: February 24, 2014
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