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Woodruff Foundation Grant To Support Doctorate Of Nursing Practice Program

In a step which is expected to alleviate the national nursing shortage by producing more qualified nursing professors, allowing nursing schools to enroll more students, the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation has awarded // $995,000 to the Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing to support its new doctorate of nursing practice program, the 10th of its kind in the nation. .. ..Thanking the Atlanta-...

New Technique Enables Better Nursing Of Robin Sequence Infants

A considerable improvement in the oral feeding habits of infants with breathing problems was observed in less than 11 days following institution of feeding facilitating techniques. // ..The only option for such infant’s had been the use of a feeding tube. Prolonged use of this was however was associated with an increased risk for development of gastroesophageal reflux. With the introduction of t...

Nursing A Threat : NHS Nurses May Stage A Royal Protest

The Royal College of Nursing has warned that almost one third of the Nurses will refuse to work overtime, if they are not compensated for it. Further, they have indicated that anything less than a 3% payaward, would tantamount to NHS losing almost one day per week of an NHS’ nurse service. // ..NHS nurses work overtime on an avergae of 6.5 hours each week, for which they are not compensated,...

Joining The Military 'My Best Move' - US Army Nursing Chief

The Major General of US army Gale Pollock was inspired to become a nurse after she saw how the military treated her elder brother after he was wounded in Vietnam. Thirty years down the line, she heads the US Army Nurse Corps. // ...."I decided to join the army when I was a teenager. I had a big brother who was injured in Vietnam and the army medical department took very good care of him. So I de...

Nursing Home Residents Receive Appropriate Emergency Care Despite Poor Funds

Despite the widespread belief that residents of nursing home or hostel are transferred to emergency departments in hospitals, //it has been found that aged care homes effectively attend to the health care needs of the residents, even in the presence of poor funds. A new study has now revealed that the proportion of such transfers is relatively low. ..The study conducted by researchers at Univers...

Depressed Seniors Resort to Nursing Homes

According to scientist from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Baltimore and George Washington University in Washington, D.C it is said that aged people// who are depressed resort to nursing homes. Depression among aged can be dangerous and sometimes result in death of the patient. Hence the researchers analyzed the relationship between depression and nursing home admission. They s...

Private Hospitals, Clinics, Nursing Homes Observe Strike

Doctors in the city, joined by members of Medical Representatives Association of Haryana began a one-day strike here today to protest the Centre's reservation// proposals, affecting heatlh services in various hospitals. ....Hundreds of striking doctors including a number of women and ayurvedic doctors, also took out a procession and handed over a memoradum addressed to Prime Minister Manmohan Si...

New Program Reduces Nursing Home Residents Out Of Emergency Care

According to a recent study conducted by the Canadian researchers it was found that nursing home residents who undergo a training reduced their likelihood to land in emergency care//. .. The program trained them to monitor and treat pneumonia. These people are trained in a similar way as those specially trained nurses. This has reduced the incoming of patients in to the emergency care by 50%. Dr...

NHS Protects Job Opportunities for Homegrown Nursing Graduates

According to a recent survey it was found that international nurses would need to have work permits in order to take up jobs in the NHS//. ..The step was mainly taken to give jobs to the homegrown nursing graduates. Statistics show that about 11,500 foreign nurses come to Britain from outside the European Union every year. ..India supplied the most number of nurses followed by the Philippines a...

Nursing a glue-eyed boy

Nathan Tolley, of Cannock, all of two years, found his eyelids stuck together after a nurse inadvertently spilled glue into his eye, instead of using it to treat a head// injury. ....The boy was later taken to Wolver Hampton Eye Infirmary where he was administered treatment. There is some improvement, though a major portion of the eye is still glued together. .....

Private Nursing Home in Madhya Pradesh Fined For Negligence

A private nursing home in Bhopal and two of its doctors have been asked by the Madhya Pradesh Consumer forum to pay a Rs.100,000 fine for alleged// post-operative negligence resulting in the death of a patient. ....Phool Chand Soni admitted his wife Sarla to Ayushman Hospital following swelling in her uterus and respiratory trouble. ...."Investigations revealed a tumor in her uterus. Since the...

Rush of honor for Rush University – Magnet Status for Excellence in Nursin

Chicago – Rush University Medical Center has yet again been honored with the Magnet status, given for excellence in nursing. // This is considered to be the highest recognition for nursing services signifying superior nursing care to patients. This is for the second time that Rush University has received this much-coveted status. ....Fewer than 50 hospitals in the United States have received Ma...

Spouse's Income Taken Into Account In Nursing Home Charges

The HSE and Department of Health have admitted that some nursing homes do take into account spouse's income before deciding on the charges//. This does not concur with the existing legislation. ....Fine Gael health spokesman Dr Liam Twomey said that the report on more illegal charges was worrying. "It is absolutely disgraceful to along with legislation to hear that HSE guidelines allowed the inco...

Drug May Delay Nursing Home Placement for Dementia Patients

Publishing in the September issue of Alzheimer’s Disease and Associated Disorders researchers from the University of South Florida’s Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health// Institute’s (FMHI) Department of Mental Health, Law and Policy and the School of Aging Studies report finding that treating dementia patients with cholinesterase inhibitors (ChE-Is) may delay placement into nursing homes and...

College Launches Palliative Care Nursing Program

With funding from a three-year, $728,000 grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Boston College William F.// Connell School of Nursing has established a new palliative care nursing specialty in its master of science degree program. Palliative care nursing provides care for patients with serious and life-threatening illnesses or injuries. Boston College is the first college...

Escalation of Nursing industrial dispute

With nurses adamant on work bans on elective surgery the threat of an industrial dispute looms over surgery at two Tasmanian hospitals//. ..A unanimous vote has been passed by nurses at the Launceston General Hospital to implement work bans from today, cancelling elective surgery if the levels of staffing are deemed unsafe. ..Similar work bans are in force at Burnie's North West Regional Hospital...

Hoosiers Live at the Mercy of Nursing Homes

Defenseless Hoosiers in Allen County and across Indiana have no one to look out for them. They are forced to live at public expense in nursing homes //or in the community without any money or family of their own. They often suffer from dementia, mental retardation or another condition that impairs their judgment or ability to communicate. ..Health care experts agree that their numbers will explod...

Registration Compulsory For Nursing Homes, Clinics – Says A New Proposed Law By Health Ministr

Government-run health centres, hospitals, nursing homes, Diagnostic centres will soon need to be registered and also adhere to the minimum standards specified by law –// according to a new draft ‘Clinical Establishment Bill’ that has been finalised by the Health Ministry and is being sent to the cabinet for approval. ....The proposed law will apply to all recognised systems of medicines, be it A...

Positively Charged Nurses, Best in Nursing Dying Children

Nurses endowed with high levels of positive attitude are happy and confident in caring for dying children and their families//. Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia conducted a survey of several hundreds of pediatric nurses. The findings of the survey showed that, nurses who were positive and confident about their skills, most often were recipients of focused training in palliat...

Fire at Russian Nursing Home Kills 63

A devastating fire in a nursing home in southern Russia killed at least 63 persons on Tuesday, officials say. 33 others// were injured. ..The gruesome accident took place at a coastal village called Kamyshevatskaya. Emergency workers at a town 22 miles away received the fire alert after 1 a.m. It took them one hour to reach the village. By the time the fire was completely put out, it was 5 a.m.,...

Nursing’ a Dream in Foreign Lans

Washington – Today, the nursing profession is sought after. The demand for qualified nurses in many foreign countries has made the noble profession,// lucrative. Many native nurses are making a beeline to foreign lands, in search of greener pastures. Therefore, it has become an exciting profession in recent years. ....According to census figures, there has been an exodus of nurses leaving their...

Australian State Health Official Sacked Following Poisoning Outbreak in Nursing Home

Following a fatal food poisoning outbreak in a nursing home in the Victorian state of Australia, its chief Health Officer has been sacked. // ..Opposition parties in Victoria have slammed her handling of the poisoning outbreak in which four lives have been lost till now. ..The state is situated in the southeastern corner of Australia and is densely populated. .. Liberal Leader Ted Baillieu brande...

Examiners Charged in Philippines Nursing Test Scandal

Two Philippines examiners were charged with corruption Friday for leaking questions for a nursing examination, officials said, in a scandal that cast a shadow over the country's labour exports. ......They are the first two people to be charged in connection with the affair, which led to a US commission issuing a temporary ban on the 17,000 nurses who had passed last year's tests. ......Nurses...

Policy Changes Have Direct Effect on Nursing Home Care

States that set high staffing standards for elder care in nursing homes are the only ones that come close to having enough staff nurses to prevent serious safety violations, according to a new study by a ...professor in the UCSF School of Nursing. ......The majority of the nation's elderly and disabled in nursing homes ...remain in situations where staffing is well below national recommendation...

Diabetics in Nursing Homes Need Improved Care

Published today in the American Diabetes Association journal Diabetes Care, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine researchers say that the care of elderly patients with type 1insulin dependentand type 2 diabetes in extended care facilities fails to meet ADA Standards of Care. ......Entitled Diabetes Care in Extended Care Facilities: Appropriate Intensity of Care?, a study authored Ja...

Florence Nightingale Nursing Award For Maj Gen Shashi Bala

Maj Gen (Mrs) Shashi Bala of Armys Nursing Services is to be felicitated by the prestigious Florence Nightingale award for nursing services by the President, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on Saturday. ......Maj Gen (Mrs) Shahi Bala is presently the Additional Director General of Military Nursing Services (MNS) at the Army HQ. ......She belongs to New Delhi and had her early nursing education in Mumbai. S...
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