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New technology can boost bottom lines for US hospitals
...://presbyterian.upmc.com/). Some 60 physicians and nurses
will use the system with patients to document care. Initially, Compliance+ TM documents will be printed and scanned into the hospital's document imaging and chart completion system. Over time, as Compliance+ TM is expanded to additional areas with...
Johns Hopkins study shows home test kits highly effective against sexually transmitted diseases
... kit is important because it offers physicians and nurses
another tool in efforts to reduce the spread of Chlamydia -- both locally and nationally," says Gaydos. Home test kits are still available to people who live in Maryland, and the study remains open through to the end of 2005. The researchers have pl...
Home care managers should implement strategies to reduce high nurse turnover
...d for home care services and a growing shortage of nurses
are forcing home care administrators to re-evaluat... the impact of these same organizational traits on nurses
and patients in other settings, such as home health care agencies. According to the survey, the mos...
Endocrine Society honors UNC physician for key contributions to hormone research
...ore than 12,000 scientists, physicians, educators, nurses
and students in more than 80 countries....
Newly published summer camp health guideline advises parents, camp directors
...-date. They can also act as medical backups to the nurses
and paramedic-trained camp health officers on site at camps -- instead of the local emergency room or urgent care center, which Walton's study found was the case 75 percent of the time. Preparing for rapid and effective response to emergencies is a m...
Health professionals should quit being passive about smoking
...atients not to smoke' or that 'too many doctors or nurses
smoke' are simply not justifiable reasons to continue to allow smoking within the confines of a health-care facility. In addition more work must be done within hospitals, clinics, research institutes, and communities to promote smoking cessation and ...
College of Nursing faculty member honored for excellence as nurse educator
... Scoloveno, an associate professor, was one of 12 nurses
selected to receive this award by the Nursing Meri...mittee of the NJDHSS. The awards are presented to nurses
for their accomplishments and service in the areas of patient care, nurse education, nursing researc...
UK demand for overseas doctors severely affecting sub-Saharan Africa
...dly damaged by the emigration of their doctors and nurses
to developed countries. The UK has played a parti...cant increases in the training of both doctors and nurses
in the UK, and a range of practical measures to assist the African countries most severely affected ...
Study shows even limited training improves communication with patients from other cultures
...n medical terms really work to help physicians and nurses
connect with patients from different cultures and ..."more friendly" after training. In another study, nurses
were more likely to expand their number of friends from other minority groups after training. Hispa...
Physical activity associated with improved survival for women with breast cancer
...as based on responses from 2,987 female registered nurses
in the Nurses' Health Study who were diagnosed with stage I, II, or III breast cancer between 1984 and 1998 and who were followed up until death or June 2002, whichever came first. Physical activity was measured as metabolic equivalent task (MET) ho...
UCLA study tackles aging issues of adults with developmental disabilities
... not been adequately addressed," noted Hahn. "The nurses
sat down with each person and explained how to add...ercise program or eating more fiber. This is what nurses
do easily and very well." The nurses
proposed 1,000 recommendations for 70 people and reduced the av...
Sonic flashlight puts ultrasound images in physician's line of sight for catheter placement
...tudy was undertaken to determine if physicians and nurses
can easily learn how to use the device and if the ... body of material resembling body mass), and 14 IV nurses
performed 18 procedures on the phantom. Both groups--experienced and inexperienced--were faster and ...
St. John's Wort only minimally effective in relieving major depression, review confirms
...xtracts, derives its name from the patron saint of nurses
and Old English word for "plant." The mechanism by which it acts is unclear, but St. John's Wort is known to contain at least seven groups of components that may contribute to its pharmacological effects. While some of the components individually hav...
Moderate alcohol use linked to increase in breast cancer risk
... that has tracked the health of 122,000 registered nurses
since 1976 Chen and her colleagues focused on breast cancer rates in women who reported drinking small amounts of alcohol (averaging less than a glass of beer or wine a day). Chen, who is also an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School, sai...
Professor criticises medicine's 'blind spot'
...sease; problem solving therapy delivered by cancer nurses
to help patients with cancer to overcome their depression, and different forms of activity management programmes to help patients manage chronic fatigue syndrome. Michael Sharpe has qualifications in psychology, medicine and psychiatry and is pioneer...
Is the vaccine industry ailing?
...d to schedule appointments, keep records, and hire nurses
to administer vaccine shots. Broader public support for vaccines, best exemplified in the great polio vaccination campaigns of the 1950s, has declined, while anti-vaccine organizations have grown. Finally, product liability lawsuits have sharply rais...
Nurses receive new tool to help patients quit smoking
...d a new clinical tool on May 10th designed to help nurses
help their patients stop smoking. Called Helpin...t: A Guide for Nurses, the pocket guide encourages nurses
to follow the Five A's to cessation intervention: Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist and Arrange. The boo...
News briefs from the journal Chest, MAY 2005
... of end of life. Overall, resident physicians and nurses
provided the lowest scores on the questions, indicating greatest dissatisfaction, with mean scores of 67.8 and 66.9, respectively, whereas family and attending physicians provided higher scores, mean scores of 77.7 and 81.5, respectively. For exampl...
Health geography study finds health care resources distributed unevenly in Kansas
...out one-third of the state. These counties rely on nurses
almost exclusively to provide health care services. In many such counties, there are no doctors or hospitals. Elk, Kiowa and Chase counties had no general practitioners in 2002. There's scarcity of hospital beds in rural areas: in 2003, there were 37...
More effort needed to prevent pattern of child abuse
...ested whether regular home visits by public-health nurses
prevented recurrence of abuse when compared to standard services from child protection agencies (CPA). Standard services included routine follow-up by CPA caseworkers to assess risk of reoccurrence and provide education about parenting. Investiga...
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