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Tim Porter-O'Grady to Deliver Opening Keynote at WOCN Society Conference

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) announced Tim Porter-O'Grady, DM, EdD, ScD(h), APRN, FAAN, FACCWS, will challenge attendees to think differently about nursing practice in a value-driven health system, while educating nurses on embracing and engaging new insights and processes that will transform the future of the WOC nursing practice in his June 22 opening keynote presentation, "When the Music Changes, So Does the Dance: Health Transformation and the Role of the WOC Nurse," at the ...

Posted on: April 19, 2014
AORN Statement Recommends One RN Circulator for Every Surgical Patient

Evolving models of healthcare delivery are affecting perioperative nursing practice across diverse settings, prompting the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) to study perioperative nurse staffing issues and to revise an official position statement, "One Perioperative Registered Nurse Circulator Dedicated to Every Patient Undergoing an Operative or Other Invasive Procedure" and an official position statement on "Perioperative Safe Staffing and On-Call Practices." The two AORN statements ...

Posted on: April 18, 2014
Austin, Texas - Community College Gifted $1 Million for Nursing Scholarships

Kinnser Software, a leading home health software company, is presenting the Austin Community College Foundation a total of $1 million to provide scholarships for hundreds of nursing students.The scholarship presentation was part of a summit and information session to raise awareness of the critical need for more nurses in Texas and across the countryChris Hester, president and founder of Austin-based Kinnser Software, created the Kinnser Scholars Program at Austin Community College with a $225,000 gift in ...

Posted on: April 18, 2014
California Children's Hospitals Receive $100 Million Gift

San Francisco UC San Francisco (UCSF) announced a second gift of $100 million from Lynne and Marc Benioff to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and also its affiliate, Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland (Children's Hospital Oakland).The gift will be used to strengthen the existing talent and programs in basic and clinical research and patient care at the two premier institutions, as well as attract new expertise, in order to accelerate the development of innovative solutions for ...

Posted on: April 18, 2014
Nursing Graduates Eyeing Non-Clinical Career Opportunities, Survey Shows

Nurses looked beyond traditional clinical settings when contemplating career opportunities in the "Then, Now and Next" national graduate survey commissioned by Kaplan University's School of Nursing. Nursing education and nursing informatics were the leading opportunities among current and prospective nursing students, and together they garnered 42% of the responses. Positions in geriatrics, family health, and population health rounded out the top five specialties for career potential.The "Then, ...

Posted on: April 17, 2014
Maywood, Ill.- Loyola Nurses Study Yoga's Effect on Incontinence

Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON) researchers are recruiting women for a study to determine if practicing yoga will help reduce symptoms of urinary incontinence. This trial also will evaluate associations among stress, inflammation and incontinence. Inflammation has been linked to urge urinary incontinence. Yoga has reduced inflammation associated with other health conditions, but it has yet to be tested in women with urge urinary incontinence."This study will help us ...

Posted on: April 17, 2014
American Nurses Association Names Award Recipients, Hall of Fame Inductees

The American Nurses Association (ANA) has announced the recipients of its 2014 National Awards, including five registered nurses who will be inducted into ANA's Hall of Fame and five registered nurses who will receive Honorary Awards.  A National Awards ceremony and reception will be held on Thursday, June 12, to honor the recipients at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C., prior to the 2014 ANA Membership Assembly.ANA Hall of Fame AwardANA established the nursing Hall of Fame in 1976, ...

Posted on: April 16, 2014
Gonzales, La. ─ St. Elizabeth Receives Women's Choice Award

St. Elizabeth Hospital has been named a recipient of the Women's Choice Award as one of America's Best Hospitals in Emergency Care. Each year, there are more than 125 million emergency room visits in the U.S., with about a fifth of them being children under the age of 15. Emergency departments continue to be an essential part of the healthcare system as they provide fast, life-or-limb saving care to millions each year. The Women's Choice Award signifies St. Elizabeth Hospital's commitment and passion for ...

Posted on: April 16, 2014
Researchers Tie Spike in Postop Cardiac Surgery Deaths to 30-Day Measurements

Analyzing a national database of hospital inpatient records, a team of researchers reports an expected spike in mortality six days after cardiac surgery, but also a more surprising and potentially troubling jump in deaths at the 30-day mark.In a report on the study, they suggest that while there could be "organic" medical reasons for the extra deaths, the more likely explanation may be an unintended consequence of putting so much emphasis on marking one-month "survival" as a key measurement of ...

Posted on: April 15, 2014
Dean of Nursing Receives Penn's Distinguished Researcher Award

Philadelphia Afaf Ibrahim Meleis, PhD, DrPS(hon.), FAAN, FRCN, is the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, professor of nursing and sociology, and director of the school's WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership. The Claire M. Fagin Distinguished Researcher Award honors the best scholarly qualities that Professor Claire M. Fagin exemplified in her long, productive career. This annual award is given to a University of ...

Posted on: April 15, 2014
Study Links Nurse Tenure on VA Hospital Units to Higher Quality Care

Patients get the best care when they are treated in units that are staffed by nurses who have extensive experience in their current job.That's according to a study from researchers at Columbia University School of Nursing and Columbia Business School. The study was published in the current issue of the American Economics Journal: Applied Economics.The review of more than 900,000 patient admissions over four years at hospitals in the Veterans Administration Healthcare System is the largest study of ...

Posted on: April 14, 2014
Huntington, N.Y. - Huntington Hospital Earns Third Straight Nod for Nursing Excellence

Huntington Hospital, a member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System,  has become the first hospital on Long Island to be designated a Magnet hospital for the third consecutive time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program for excellence in nursing services.The consecutive designations put Huntington among an elite class of hospitals in the United States. Only 86 of the nation's 5,724 hospitals have attained Magnet status three times or more, and only 6.8% are ...

Posted on: April 14, 2014
WOCN Society Announces Dates for Summer Conference in Nashville

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society announced the WOCN 46th Annual Conference will be held June 21-25 at Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. According to WOCN, the conference is an opportunity for members to receive continuing education (CE) credits and opportunity to share the latest information and trends in wound, ostomy, continence and professional practice for ensuring optimal patient care.Conference sessions will presented by top industry professionals on array of topics, from complex ...

Last Updated: April 13, 2014 | Posted on: March 21, 2014
Kimberly-Clark Health Care Names 'HAI Watchdog Award' Winners

Kimberly-Clark Health Care this week announced the recipients of the fourth annual HAI WATCHDOG Awards, recognizing the efforts of dedicated healthcare facilities for their work to reduce and prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) through staff and patient education and use of best practices among clinicians. "Healthcare-associated infections continue to be an overwhelming concern for healthcare facilities around the world, affecting hundreds of millions of patients each year," ...

Posted on: April 12, 2014
American Association of Nurse Practitioners Achieves 50,000-Member Milestone

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the largest national professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties, announced it has reached the milestone of 50,000 members.AANP membership has steadily increased since the organization's inception in 1985 with a membership of 100 NPs. By the end of 2012, AANP membership had reached 38,000 members. Membership increased a record 19% in 2013, ending with 48,075.  Following a similar trajectory, AANP is ...

Posted on: April 11, 2014
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