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Low hospital staff levels increase infection rates
Decreasing the number of nurses
on duty in an intensive care unit (ICU) increases ... period. They then compared this to the number of nurses
on duty for each patient in the preceding days. VAP affected over a fifth of the 936 patients who r...
LSUHSC awarded designation resulting in improved patient safety and outcomes
...ts, medical students, allied health professionals, nurses
and others. The effectiveness of the curricula must be demonstrated by long term follow-up, research, curriculum validation, expansion of practice and the introduction of new skills. Level 1 institutes offer collaboration with other institutes, remed...
Emergency department guidelines enhance quality patient care
... establish evidence-based guidelines and forms for nurses
and physicians to use for every aspect of the patients pathway through the emergency department, says Stewart Wright, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine. The development and results of the initiative, called the Committee for Procedural...
Award winning book co-edited by Rutgers College of Nursing Dean updated with new information
...rse Practitioner. She has created a Web page for nurses
to share biopreparedness and emerging infectious diseases information and initiated an annual interdisciplinary conference on emerging infectious diseases. Lashley is certified as a PhD medical geneticist by the American Board of Medical Genetics, ...
STAMP system can help professionals to identify potentially violent individuals
...attended the emergency department were anxious and nurses
were acutely aware of how stressful a visit to casualty could be. They normally intervened before anxiety reached dangerous levels, but one patients anxiety did escalate into violence. However when anxiety levels were raised by the disorienta...
New survey uncovers how insomnia affects job performance and safety
...rformance and patient safety. The survey of 2,082 nurses
found that more than one quarter of nurses
(27.23%) suffered from insomnia; 32.10% had difficulty staying asleep, 12.52% had trouble falling as...
Diabetes professionals join forces to identify gaps in diabetes care and better self care
...vania School Of Nursing. The 50 participants were nurses
and representatives from other health care disciplines including: nutrition, pharmacy, psychology, government health, research and regulatory agencies and the pharmaceutical industry. The following are some of the identified barriers to, and strateg...
Night shift nurses more likely to have poor sleep habits
...ty of Alabama at Birmingham, surveyed 289 licensed nurses
while they were working on the night shift in the ...nment. The identification of sleep deprivation in nurses
is essential for maintaining safe working conditions." The amount of sleep a person gets affects h...
Doctors have key role in preventing and detecting child neglect and abuse
... screening for risk factors or even home visits by nurses
can all improve family functioning and decrease the risk of maltreatment. Diagnosis of child abuse frequently involves detecting injuries which cannot be explained through the child's medical history or other circumstances. Bruises are the most com...
Policy changes have direct effect on nursing home care
...e only ones that come close to having enough staff nurses
to prevent serious safety violations, according to...ultiple other sources. She examined the hours that nurses
worked in nursing homes in 2002 and analyzed the data against two variables: Medicaid reimbursement ...
Early education for the health care team -- Bringing nursing and medical students together
...n between the healthprofessions. "We need doctors, nurses
and allied health professionals to all work together in healthcaresettings yet we currently provide limited opportunities for those professions to learn together atundergraduate level." The project will identify areas of the curriculum such as health...
ICU nurse working conditions linked to increase in patient infections
... Hospitals that have better working conditions for nurses
are safer for elderly intensive care unit (ICU) pa...sed rates of infection and skin ulcers. On average nurses
worked overtime 5.6 percent of the time. These findings, reported in the June issue of Medical Care,...
Study finds 'wake up and breathe' strategy allows patients to come off ventilator sooner
...heir sedation was managed by their ICU doctors and nurses
on a case-by-case basis. The patients in the SAT+SBT group were able to breathe without the ventilators assistance an average of three days more and were discharged from the ICU and hospital an average of four days earlier than the SBT group. During ...
SCAI highlights study using wireless technology to speed care of heart attack patients
... paramedics mobilizing a team of cardiologists and nurses
within minutes of arriving at the home of a person who is having a heart attack, simply by pressing a button that sends an electrocardiogram (ECG) over a wireless network. That's exactly what's being done at a Newark, NJ, medical center, and it's dra...
Bali bomb lessons helped shape Australia's mental health response to terrorism and trauma
...ched the hospital. The experienced mental health nurses
who had previously worked with people affected by ...altimes. The early intervention by mental health nurses
proved invaluable for many of the patients. In a short period many changed from providing limited ...
How will responders respond?
...ed psychological barriers that might keep doctors, nurses
and support staff from reporting to work in a disa...nal power outage. The workers included doctors and nurses
(47%), support staff (29%) and administration (23%), 68 percent of whom had undergone a minimum of a...
Will the healthcare workers go to work during disasters?
...ial services during disasters, freeing doctors and nurses
for medical needs, this survey was important in uncovering the factors that might keep many types of key healthcare workers at home. According to Kruus, "Workers want to know that the role they play will be meaningful. And, if they put themselves out...
$2.6M grant awarded to New York University College of Nursing
... companion series of journal articles for teaching nurses
the use of geriatric health assessment tools. Ter... project and editor-in-chief of AJN, added, "While nurses
are taught to generally assess older adults and adjust care accordingly, significant improvements in...
Can an omega-3 fatty acid slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease?
..., and 40 percent will get the placebo. Doctors and nurses
at the 51 research clinic sites will monitor the participants in regular visits throughout the trial. To ensure unbiased results, neither the researchers conducting the trial nor the participants will know who is getting DHA and who is getting the pl...
Study finds decline in nursing faculty primary barrier to nursing program expansion
...mine educational mobility among nurses, found that nurses
in North Carolina are not pursuing advanced degrees in sufficient number to meet the demands for nurses
in faculty and advanced practice roles. The sample was comparable in demographic characteristics to ...
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