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Procedural changes may reduce cardiac arrests outside pediatric ICUs
...ter Dallas dropped by 63 percent after doctors and nurses
changed procedures to call the cardiac emergency team or Code Blue Team, whenever warning signs indicated a patient's lungs or heart might stop working. Previously, staff summoned the team only after starting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) afte...
Gel-based handrub improves hospital hygiene
...and cleansing. Overall compliance was low, with nurses
most likely to follow hand hygiene recommendations compared to doctors. When the gel was introduced, compliance increased from 32% to 41%. But making the handrub immediately available generated the biggest increase in compliance a jump of 15%. So...
Good news on heart attack and chest pain
... Eagle says, patients should ask their doctors and nurses
questions about what drugs they should be receiving both in the hospital and after they go home. Aspirin, statins, beta blockers and ACE inhibitors should be on the medicine cabinet shelves of nearly every patient who has ever been hospitalized for c...
Rush University Simulation Laboratory honored for innovation
...rt and Basic Life Support continuing education for nurses
and Pediatric Advanced Life Support training for physician/nurse teams. RUSL is also home to a novel training approach called Rapid Response Training that has proven to decrease patient mortality rates. "The leadership team of the Rush University ...
Obesity increases workers' compensation costs
...such as administrative assistants, groundskeepers, nurses
and professors. The researchers looked at the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and the rate of workers compensation claims. Because the BMI takes into account both a person's height and weight, it is considered the most accurate measure o...
Johns Hopkins begins aggressive screening for 'superbugs' in children
...0 infectious disease specialists, epidemiologists, nurses
and hospital administrators to the city. "We need to find patients who have these bacteria on them and who, as such, are not only at risk of personal infection, but also pose a serious threat of infection to other patients and hospital staff," she ...
Global Fund must fund salaries of health workers to deliver HIV, TB and malaria treatments
... Malaria are available, but not the doctors or the nurses
to prescribe those medicines adequately." It would be a strategic mistake, say the authors, for the Global Fund to create such a "Medicines Without Doctors" situation. "The Global Fund has an advantage that makes it a key actor in the field of su...
The Clorox company's new personal care product lends a hand
...cal to infection control, not only for doctors and nurses
in hospitals and healthcare offices, but for employees of restaurants, hotels, child care centers and cruise ships. As important as hand hygiene is for all of us, the importance for professionalswho have daily contact with large numbers of peopleco...
Long-term aspirin use associated with reduced risk of dying in women
...n the Nurses Health Study, a large group of female nurses
who have been followed since 1976. Beginning in 1980 and again every two years through 2004, the women were asked if they used aspirin regularly and if so, how many tablets they typically took per week. At the beginning of the study, the women had ...
FNSNA awards $25,000 grant to Rutgers College of Nursing
... covered by this funding will be master's prepared nurses
from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJU...irs and director of the graduate program. "These nurses
will also receive complimentary admission to the post-master's nursing education course that is offe...
M.D. Anderson collaborates with Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria
...hcare workers, including a physician assistant and nurses
from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center along with nurses
from Nigeria, embarked on a week-long community education tour across Nigeria, hosting local events ...
Two-thirds of nursing students believe it's wrong to lie to patients, twice as many as in 1983
...hat in 1983, when the first study was carried out, nurses
were much more accepting of a health care culture ... 2005 study is probably due to the fact that older nurses
are less likely to live on site in residences and more likely to have domestic responsibilities to j...
Imaging technique is highly accurate in diagnosing, locating pancreas defects in newborns
...ogists, surgeons, pathologists, anesthesiologists, nurses
and researchers work closely together to provide seamless care on a full spectrum of services. ...
Referral management schemes damage patients' interests
...hemes include a dermatological component. Practice nurses
receive no such training. Referral management schemes therefore create a real risk that patients with skin diseases will be seen by clinicians who lack the necessary training and experience, greatly reducing the likelihood of prompt and accurate di...
Hospital death rate study reveals wide variations
... When they added in the survey results from 3,886 nurses
at the hospitals - together with official discharg...university graduate rather than diploma qualified) nurses
went up by ten per cent. A ten per cent increase in adequate staffing and resources (as reported...
Hopeful nurses are more comfortable, confident in caring for dying children
... survey of hundreds of pediatric nurses, said that nurses
who were more confident about their skills also we... study may help educators develop programs to help nurses
and other healthcare providers to address difficult situations." A pediatrician and a nurse, resp...
...reduce errors, such as working with physicians and nurses
to evaluate medications and ensure the absence of allergies, drug interactions, or patient conditions that would be of concern. According to Rita Shane, Pharm. D., director of Pharmacy Services at Cedars-Sinai and one of the principal investigators...
St. Jude, El Salvador create research ethics committee
...us infection); and the training of 100 Salvadoran nurses
to care for patients with HIV/AIDS. As part of the collaboration, a clinical investigator from Hospital Bloom received training at St. Jude, which included learning how to obtain a Federal Wide Assurance from the Office for Human Research Protecti...
Pain relief effectiveness down to mind-set?
...usted the person administering it. "Doctors and nurses
can transmit a lot of information about a treatmen...ifferences could better inform the way doctors and nurses
provide treatments in the future. "It could also facilitate more effective clinical trial design, ...
Prescribing inconsistencies in prostate cancer treatment in the UK when using LHRHAs
..., GPs, oncology pharmacists and specialist urology nurses
surveyed agree that patients should receive an LHR..., oncology pharmacists and specialist uro-oncology nurses
agreed that changing the LHRHa in primary care from that referred / recommended in secondary care ca...
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