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Nation's experts to answer questions about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

..."cure" for ADHD, physicians, parents, teachers and nurses are finding ways to help children with the condition adapt to their academic, social and work environments. Callers also may request a free booklet about ADHD with information on symptoms, diagnosis and available treatment options. For those who wo...

Women heart attack sufferers face longer hospital delays than men, says new study

...ck victim must be corrected in the minds of triage nurses - who carry out initial assessments in casualty de...o receive the same care as men." Approximately 120 nurses working across the six coronary care units in Dublin, Southern Ireland, took part in the study, comp...

Northwestern Memorial named one of '100 Best Places for Working Mothers'

...cheduling system. Through secure computer access, nurses can select the shifts they would like to work based on guidelines that apply to every unit, and even have the option of picking up additional shifts, if available. Nurses can also request time off up to six months in advance. Northwestern Memorial...

Tsunami raises questions about disaster mental health, Science reports

...and there are very few psychologists, psychiatric nurses or other people trained to handle mental health problems. Many experts I talked to are hopeful that the attention to mental health that has been raised by the tsunami will provide political leverage to push for much-needed improvements in the mental ...

New study examines impact of nurse-patient ratios law

..., limiting the numbers of patients that registered nurses (RNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs--known in most other states as licensed practical nurses) may care for at any one time. That l...

'I'm a Kid Too' project completes first phase

...cluding physicians, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses and other human services professionals through visual story-telling of the unique needs of these children born with significant medical challenges. A pilot-test of the project, which included a photographer and a 16-year-old young man with cystic fi...

Many body-conscious teens use supplements to improve physique

... Up Today Study (GUTS), which involves children of nurses enrolled in the Nurses' Health Study based at Brigham and Women's Hospital. GUTS was co-founded by Field and Dr. Graham Colditz and colleagues of Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. The findings also indicate that the medi...

Hey doc, do I still need this catheter?

...ld of MichiganFoundation, shows that simply having nurses flag patients' recordswith a written reminder can jog the memory of busy doctors, prompt themto consider removing the catheter, and lead to a much shorter time witha catheter for many patients. The study is published in the August issueof the Joint C...

Experts on global nursing shortage provide recommendations to stem crisis

...Developed countries have come to rely on many more nurses than they produce, and increasingly depend upon nurses recruited from less developed countries. "Approximately 80 percent of nurses immigrating to the Unit...

Trained nurses and laypersons perform well as preschool vision screeners

Rockville, Md. -- Trained nurses and laypersons can be as adept at conducting visio...accuracy of vision screenings conducted by trained nurses and laypersons over a period of one year. A sample group of over 1,400 children three to five years...

$1 million grant from John A. Hartford Foundation awarded to UCSF geriatric nursing center

...ng to prepare an adequate supply of gerontological nurses to meet the demand, and this means educating future leaders and practitioners in this field," she added. To achieve this goal, the new funding will support strategic initiatives in three target areas of the UCSF Center: --Master's and doctoral progr...

Efforts to improve hospital care

...pitals can manipulate through check-off forms that nurses complete when they discharge patients with the target conditions. Educational interventions that are effective in a clinical trial may fail abysmally when they are transformed into a check box on a discharge form." Despite the improvement documented ...

'Hospital-at-home' concept does not save money or improve outcomes, study finds

...rvices are generally provided by health workers or nurses who earn less than the surgeons and intensive-care nurses who staff a hospital. The majority of the trials looked at patients older than 65. Shepperd says ho...

New arrival at UC Davis Medical Center

...providers, from physicians and medical students to nurses and paramedics. The infant simulator is much more ...mes by providing the ideal setting for physicians, nurses and medical teams to practice and perfect their medical skills in a risk-free environment. The inf...

Massachusetts second state to consider nurse staffing ratios; experts to appear at public hearing

...rch demonstrates that an increase in the number of nurses is associated with fewer deaths, shorter hospital ...re experts that mandating the number of registered nurses is the best course of action. The Massachusetts legislature is only the second in the nation to seri...

Lifespan again named among 100 Most Wired and 25 Most Wireless hospitals

...ng this information electronically, physicians and nurses are able to provide patient care more quickly and ...ss carts or handheld devices enable physicians and nurses to access patient information from the bedside, thus getting quicker test results and delivering med...

Major heart failure quality of care variations found in US hospitals

...eart Failure. This initiative provides physicians, nurses and other hospital staff with effective tools to help ensure patients receive evidence-based treatment and care that is consistent with the national guidelines. Fonarow adds that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services now provides a website...

Researchers link nursing injuries to staffing levels

...al hour of nursing care provided, injury rates for nurses and nurses' aides fell by nearly 16 per cent. In other words, for every unit increase in staffing, worker injury rates decrease by two injuries per 100 full time workers. "Our findings were consistent across states, despite differences in data collec...

Design of neonatal intensive care units critical to infant health

...s. For example, an improved environment can enable nurses to spend more time engaging in patient and family support activities instead of walking around searching for supplies - an activity that previous research by Shepley identified as occupying a significant portion of nurses' time. What's ...

Doctors argue for new ways to resolve health treatment choices

...ame amount of time from treatment, 93% of doctors, nurses and medical secretaries used information on 'prognosis without treatment' to decide who to treat. Dr Camidge reports that a larger, more detailed study of doctors' and cancer patients' attitudes on this matter is already underway, supported by the Ch...

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