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AACN Details Successes of Nursing Leadership Initiative in New York

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has announced the results from nurse-led initiatives at seven New York hospitals, which were developed through its AACN CSI Academy nurse leadership and innovation training program. Among the New York teams' clinical successes: Decreased catheter-associated urinary tract infections at three hospitals, with results ranging from 26% to 67% fewer cases Reduced central line-associated bloodstream infections 25% Decreased ventilator days up ...

Last Updated: December 22, 2014 | Posted on: December 21, 2014
New York, N.Y. - NYU College of Nursing Professor Recognized By RWJF

Abraham A Brody, RN, PhD, GNP-BC, an assistant professor and associate director at the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at the NYU College of Nursing, is one of just 12 nursing educators from across the country to win a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Nurse Faculty Scholars program this year.The Nurse Faculty Scholar award is given to early career nurse faculty who show strong promise as future leaders in academic nursing. In conjunction with the selection, Brody will ...

Posted on: December 22, 2014
New STTI Book Outlines Nursing & Healthcare Research Administration

Healthcare research administration is much like an orange: remove the peel, and what appears to be simple is actually made up of many connected yet separate sections. Now two of the top clinical researchers and research coordinators are joining forces and sharing their tried-and-true policies, templates, and resources to create one of the only comprehensive references regarding clinical research management.In Business Administration for Clinical Trials, authors R. Jennifer Cavalieri, BSN, RN, CCRC, CCRP, ...

Last Updated: December 20, 2014 | Posted on: November 22, 2014
Nurse Top Most Trusted Professionals Survey as ANA Readies Ethics Campaign

The annual Gallup survey on trust in professions shows the public continues to rate nursing as the most honest and ethical.For the past 13 years, the public has voted nurses as the most honest and ethical profession in America in the Gallup poll. This year, 80% of Americans rated nurses' honesty and ethical standards as "very high" or "high," 15 points above any other profession.Officials at the American Nurses Association (ANA) note the survey supports a yearlong campaign ANA is embarking on to highlight ...

Posted on: December 19, 2014
Study: High-Dose Flu Vaccine Best for Frail Elderly in Long-Term Care

The high-dose flu vaccine is significantly better than the regular flu shot at boosting the immune response to the flu virus in frail, older residents of long-term care facilities, according to the results of a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study.It is the first evaluation of the vaccine in long-term care residents, which is the population most vulnerable to flu-related death.  The study, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases and funded by vaccine-maker Sanofi Pasteur, found ...

Posted on: December 18, 2014
Columbia, S.C. - South Carolina Nurse Inducted Into The American Academy Of Nursing

Laura C. Hein, PhD, NP, RN, associate professor at the University of South Carolina College of Nursing, was recently inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Hein is a leading scholar on LGBT health in South Carolina, and is nationally and internationally recognized. Her research focuses on health disparities experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. She investigates LGBT health disparities within a social justice and public policy paradigm. The goal of her ...

Posted on: December 17, 2014
Federal Nurse Recognition Week Resolution Introduced in Congress

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) has introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives supporting the designation of National Federal Nurse Recognition Week. The resolution (H.Res.778) outlines the dedication of federal nurses in providing care to active duty personnel and their families, veterans and civilians; the integral part they play in supporting the federal government's mission to provide quality, accessible and affordable healthcare; and the need to maintain an adequate number of nurses ...

Posted on: December 17, 2014
West Chester, Pa. -- Chester County Hospital Receives Magnet Recognition

Chester County Hospital learned that it achieved Magnet recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork, and superiority in patient care. Magnet recognition is determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program, which ensures that rigorous standards for nursing excellence are met. With this credential, West Chester-based Chester County Hospital, which is part of Penn Medicine, joins the Magnet community -- a select group of 404 health care ...

Posted on: December 17, 2014
NICHE Opens Registration for February 2015 Leadership Training Program

NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) announces the opening of registration for its February 2015 Leadership Training Program (LTP). The six-week, web-based program provides an interdisciplinary hospital team with the tools and resources to begin the process of increasing the quality of care for older adult patients at their facility and achieving NICHE designation. Registration information for the LTP starting Feb. 9 is available at: www.nicheprogram.org/LTP "Worldwide the ...

Posted on: December 16, 2014
Updated Guidelines Released for Women's Health Nurse Practitioners

The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH) and the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) has released the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner: Guidelines for Practice and Education, 7th edition. The guidelines define the role of the WHNP, identify practice competencies, and guide educators in the development of nurse practitioner (NP) educational programs in women's health, consistent with the recommendations set forth in the 2010 Institute of ...

Posted on: December 15, 2014
Meriden, Conn. - MidState Medical Wound Care Team Recognized

Treating hard-to-heal wounds is an expert specialty of MidState Medical Center's Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine team that requires a high level of care and commitment. The hundreds of patients treated by the team every year can attest to their excellence, and this year, the Connecticut Nurses' Association (CAN) will too: the team has been selected by the CNA as the recipient of the 2014 Excellence in the Workplace Award.The Excellence in the Workplace Award recognizes a workplace that ...

Posted on: December 15, 2014
New Joint Commission 'Speak Up' Tackles Medical Imaging Tests

Healthcare organizations and providers now have access to a new Joint Commission public service campaign "Speak Up™: X-rays, MRIs and other medical imaging tests." Written in easy-to-understand language for patients highlights the benefits and risks of medical imaging tests and outlines suggested precautions. It is the latest entry in the Joint Commission's award-winning Speak Up program, which urges patients to take an active role by becoming involved and informed participants on their healthcare ...

Posted on: December 15, 2014
Patients Seeking Urgent Care When Emergency Care Needed, Survey Shows

With the holidays approaching - along with increases in decorating injuries, falls from ladders and illnesses related to rich food - emergency physicians are concerned that people are confused about when to seek medical care in emergency departments. Nearly three-quarters (71%) of emergency physicians responding to a poll said they treat patients every day who ended up in the ER after first seeking help in urgent care centers that were not equipped to care for them.Ninety percent of emergency physicians ...

Posted on: December 13, 2014
Researchers Identify First Gene Associated With Brain Tumors in Families

An international consortium of researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine has identified for the first time a gene associated with familial glioma (brain tumors that appear in two or more members of the same family) providing new support that certain people may be genetically predisposed to the disease. "It is widely thought amongst the clinical community that there is no association between family history and development of glioma. Because we know very little about the contributing genetic factors, ...

Posted on: December 12, 2014
Gene Mutation Could Help Explain How Breast Cancer Spreads

A newly-identified genetic mutation could increase our understanding of how breast cancer spreads and potentially guide treatment options for women with the disease, according to a study from Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) presented this week at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.  The new research represents the most comprehensive analysis to date of genomic changes that occur in breast cancer progression and indicate the ...

Posted on: December 11, 2014
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