Tag: "nursing" at medical news
Role of nervous system in fatal heart rhythm under study
... Dr. Schumacher, a physiological and technological nursing
professor. Her current research focuses on what effect adrenaline has on the electrical patterns in the heart. "The autonomic nervous system controls the heart rate by signaling our body to secrete adrenaline and increase our heart rate based on wha...
Benefits of flu vaccine substantially overestimated says study
...egy, for example, vaccinating health care workers, nursing
home personnel and school children, who are the major spreaders of flu within the community. This would further decrease flu deaths in the elderly by reducing transmission of the virus. It could be done while better vaccines for the elderly are dev...
Combating depression in women with nursing interventions
...llustrates that cost-effective and easy to deliver nursing
interventions can improve the mental health of low-income single mothers," Dr. Peden says. Depression is the most common mental illness in women occurring twice as often as in men. The prevalence of depression in mothers of young children is 35 to ...
Improving coping skills benefits family caregivers of hospice patients with cancer
...ons are likely to relieve that distress," said USF nursing
professor Susan McMillan, PhD, RN, lead author for the study. "We found that caregivers benefited from even a small number of sessions with the interventionists, above and beyond the benefits gained from hospice care alone." The Tampa study looked at...
Fish oil prevents potentially deadly decline in heart rate variability
...provided fish oil supplements to 26 residents of a nursing
home in Mexico City. A control group of 24 residents was given soy oil supplements. The participants' average age ranged from 81 to 83 years old. "In this randomized controlled trial, fish oil supplementation prevented the reduction in heart rate var...
'Hospital at home' offers quality care at lower cost
...ts: extensive physician involvement and one-on-one nursing
care (for an average of nearly 17 hours per patient); intensive medical services, including providing oxygen and intravenous therapy, which were excluded in previous studies of in-home care; and in-depth analysis of a wide range of outcomes, includin...
New study shows successful aging a question of 'mind over matter'
...ently within the community (i.e., do not live in a nursing
home or assisted care facility). Participants were asked to complete a questionnaire including medical, psychological and demographic information. The sample was representative of national averages with regard to incidence of medical conditions (e....
Carnegie Mellon, Pitt demo technology to help elderly at CAST exhibition in Washington
...l and behavioral changes among patients in skilled nursing
facilities who suffer from Alzheimer's disease or dementia. The system captures video material from more than three-dozen cameras running continuously in the public spaces of these facilities and can automatically detect and catalog various movements...
Nurses key to success of modern hospitals
...livering more care in the community. In many ways, nursing
is the key profession and doctors, managers and politicians must recognise and respect the contribution nurses can and must make, he argues. The response to the current crisis posed by MRSA suggests that this may be happening. The 19th century teache...
Nursing home quality stagnates, says HealthGrades
...atings HealthGrades annually gives to nearly every nursing
home in the country. Overall, the deficiencies cited per nursing
home declined 2.0 percent from 2003 and 2004, the analysis found. "We are not seeing the declines in...
Making the most of our precious nursing resources
... dollars, improve patient care and allocate fairer nursing
workloads if they rostered nurses according to pat...wifery has completed a study of almost two million nursing
hours in Australia and overseas. The study involved measuring the allocation of nursing
New pain research: Routine Tylenol for nursing home residents with dementia increases activity
...nal of the American Geriatrics Society, finds that nursing
home residents with moderate to severe dementia wh...atients who had moderate to severe dementia at two nursing
homes over an eight-week period. In addition to receiving their usual psychotropic medications, they...
Two landmark papers on amputation prevention in diabetes unveiled
.... This means a lot for patient quality of life and nursing
support. It also greatly reduces the risk for medication errors." Patients with diabetes are at high risk for wounds, gangrene and amputation because many lose feeling in their feet. This year's World Diabetes Day is focused on increasing awareness o...
Less-invasive ultrafiltration device may be practical alternative to diuretics
...filtration of blood, without requiring specialized nursing
care or invasive central intravenous access, can r...de of intensive care units and without specialized nursing
or central intravenous access. The manufacturer of the device, CHF Solutions Inc., funded this study...
Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member to receive a Diva Award
...cipients selected for significant contributions to nursing
science in New Jersey. "I am honored that my work...ioned Corp nurses. She served as a focal point for nursing
at the Department of Health and Human Services providing policy coordination and direction for nursi...
Higher dose formulation of FOSRENOL approved to reduce serum phosphorus in esrd patients
...tions. FOSRENOL(R) should not be taken if you are nursing
or pregnant. FOSRENOL(R) should not be taken if you are under 18 years of age. For further information on FOSRENOL(R), please visit http://www.fosrenol.com. Shire plc Shire's strategic goal is to become the leading specialty pharmaceutic...
Mortality among very low-birthweight infants higher at minority-serving hospitals
...disparity, such as financial status, physician and nursing
staffing and other hospital characteristics. AUTHORS: Other researchers on this study in addition to Morales are Douglas Staiger of Dartmouth College and the National Bureau of Economic Research; Jeffrey D. Horbar of the University of Vermont and ...
Nearly half of people with diabetes are not using aspirin to reduce risk of heart attack and stroke
...ntative 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 percentage points. This on...
Orlando press briefing: Budget cut puts elders' health at risk
...king unnecessary drugs, be hospitalized and put in nursing
homes. Health care expenses will skyrocket and the costs of the Medicare drug benefit will increase dramatically. While we cannot ignore the costs of the war in Iraq and recovery from the hurricanes, sacrificing geriatric education programs to sav...
SLU research on teen moms refutes conventional wisdom: Early motherhood may not ruin their lives
...g," says Lee SmithBattle, R.N., DNSc, professor of nursing
at Saint Louis University Doisy College of Health Sciences and principal investigator of a qualitative study that analyzed the experiences of teen mothers a dozen years after they had given birth to their first child. "This study and several others s...
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