Tag: "nurses" at medical news
Researchers develop portable 'vein finder' for faster, more accurate injections
...is arms, making it increasingly more difficult for nurses
to find his veins. "It often took seven or eight tries," he says. "It wasn't long before I felt like a pin cushion."...
Nurses' research proves mother knows best when taking temp
According to recent research by nurses
at the University of Virginia Health System, your mother was always right when she told you not to eat or drink anything before taking your temperature. On average, study participants consuming cold beverages required 15 minutes for their temperatur...
5th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC)
...(EUSOMA) Over four thousand scientists, doctors, nurses
and patients will be exchanging the latest cutting edge results from research in science, psychological care, diagnosis and treatment Recent leads on possible causes of breast cancer will be presented along with updates on genetics, proteomics and ...
Study shows increasing nursing staff improves safety and quality in hospitals
...concludes that increasing the number of registered nurses
and hours of nursing care per patient would save 6...hospitals that use both RNs and licensed practical nurses
(LPNs), greater use of RNs appears to pay for itself in fewer patient deaths, reduced lengths of hos...
Predicting the future of primary care in England
...rly attend wellbeing centres, allowing doctors and nurses
to spend more time with the sickest patients. The concept of "patients as partners in their own healthcare" has also become a reality. GP Dougal Jeffries predicts a return of a system based on social values. Expenditure on weapons has been diverted t...
NCI issues clinical announcement for preferred method of treatment for advanced ovarian cancer
...ir societies have plans in place to teach oncology nurses
and women with ovarian cancer how IP chemotherapy can be given safely and reliably. More studies are needed to determine the best IP drug regimen and the optimal number of IP treatments. Future trials also will address how to reduce toxicity associat...
Doctors at UVA health system search for new treatments for diabetic kidney disease
...allenge for patients, their families, researchers, nurses
and physicians is stopping the progression of kidney disease in its tracks in people with diabetes, potentially saving thousands of lives. Research on one promising new treatment uses a growing body of evidence that inflammation may be a key cause o...
Role of nervous system in fatal heart rhythm under study
... to those spiral wave patterns so that doctors and nurses
will have a two-to-three minute warning and can prevent ventricular fibrillation before it happens, she says. To find out what role adrenaline plays in the whole process, Dr. Schumacher uses various drugs to simulate autonomic nervous system imbalanc...
Improving coping skills benefits family caregivers of hospice patients with cancer
...m supportive educational sessions in which hospice nurses
taught the caregivers how to cope with distressing.... In addition to providing standard hospice care, nurses
participating in the study taught family caregivers how to better assess and cope with specific canc...
Software might revolutionize glucose monitoring in critically ill patients
...of glucose levels incritically ill patients, saves nurses
time and effort and is moreefficient than the pape...ich a physicianneeds to be notified. In many ICUs, nurses
currently monitor glucose levels manually ten to twelve times a day and record their measurements on...
Parents advised to rethink dummy use
...tfeeding. The review was conducted by child health nurses
led by researchers at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in conjunction with the Western Australian Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery and Curtin University of Technology. Report co-author, Dr Garth Kendall from the Teletho...
Nurses key to success of modern hospitals
...spitals? If public confidence is to be maintained, nurses
must have a central role. Indeed, nurses
rather than doctors have always really run the hospitals at the clinical level with doctors providin...
Groundbreaking guidelines promote early detection
...s, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses
who are now offering care to treat them," said Alan T. Hirsch, M.D., F.A.C.C., chairman of the writing committee. "Our important collaborations with our professional partners in SVMB, SIR, SVS and SCAI make these Guidelines more valuable to all pract...
Making the most of our precious nursing resources
...allocate fairer nursing workloads if they rostered nurses
according to patients' needs instead of by ratios,...in Australia that uses mandated ratios to allocate nurses
in public hospitals. Dr Virginia Plummer from the School of Nursing and Midwifery has completed a st...
Less-invasive ultrafiltration device may be practical alternative to diuretics
...in this study can be operated by standard hospital nurses
outside the setting of the intensive care unit, does not require invasive central IV access and, in the RAPID-CHF trial, was used as an early treatment strategy rather than for rescue therapy," Dr. Bart said. Dr. Bart noted that this was a feasibilit...
A wake-up call: Smoking after cancer diagnosis affects care and research
...rograms that can be administered by hospital-based nurses
or other health-care workers." In the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention commentary, the flip side of the coin is discussed - how ignoring tobacco use in patients participating in a clinical trial can affect conclusions on the ...
Nearly half of people with diabetes are not using aspirin to reduce risk of heart attack and stroke
...therefore only representative of the population of nurses
surveyed. The nursing database was provided by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA), and consisted of PCNA members. The sampling error for the physician results is +/-7 percentage points and for the nurse results it is +/- 10 per...
Grant to advance MCG/Emory nursing partnership
...nity to work with MCG in advancing the capacity of nurses
to improve care and meet ever increasing needs for..., leadership and education. The program encourages nurses
to stay in health care practice and contribute to issues faced in the field. "Before this program wa...
Preparing our medical frontline for the future
...tional Workforce Conference tomorrow's doctors and nurses
will be faced with patients who will be older, mor... did not encourage or support teams. "Doctors and nurses
are trained separately, allied health workers and pharmacists are also separate bodies. So these gro...
ANA encourages nurses and health care workers to get vaccinated against flu
...(ANA) reveals that 86 percent of polled registered nurses
are extremely or very concerned about their patien...nched a campaign designed to educate and encourage nurses
and all health care workers with direct patient contact to get vaccinated against influenza for this...
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