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Ohio Hospital Fires 23 After Fentanyl Overdose Deaths

Ohio Hospital Fires 23 After Fentanyl Overdose Deaths

A hospital in Ohio recently fired 23 physicians, nurses and pharmacists after 25 patients died from excessive doses of fentanyl. In addition, 48 nurses and pharmacists were reported to state licensin…

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First E-Cigarette Ban: Mark a Win for Public Health

First E-Cigarette Ban: Mark a Win for Public Health

Recently, the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes without FDA approval was banned in San Francisco. The ban is expected to go into effect early next year and will also affect other flavored tobacco …

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Sexual Harassment in Healthcare: Virginia Doctor Inappropriately Touches Nurse

Sexual Harassment in Healthcare: Virginia Doctor Inappropriately Touches Nurse

How would you react if a physician or other male coworker brushed against you inappropriately? For one Virginia nurse, she knows exactly how she would react because it happened to her. Discover sexual…

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How Robocalls Are Threatening a New Health Crisis

How Robocalls Are Threatening a New Health Crisis

Robocalls can wreak havoc on our personal cell phones. But the consequences are grave when spam calls overwhelm a hospital's communication system. Read on to learn more about this new threat to publ…

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New York Nurse Steals Narcotics from Cancer Patients

New York Nurse Steals Narcotics from Cancer Patients

Nurses have several risk factors that place them at a higher than average risk. However, diverting medications from cancer patients seems a bit out of the ordinary. Find out the details of Kelsey Mulv…

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#AMAGetOutTheWay: Nurses, Doctors, and Students United

#AMAGetOutTheWay: Nurses, Doctors, and Students United

Imagine a scene of nurses, physicians, and healthcare students standing united to fight for an issue. Well, you don't have to imagine anymore. On Saturday, June 8th, this precise scenario played out a…

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Chemical Castration Condition for Parole in Alabama

Chemical Castration Condition for Parole in Alabama

Alabama’s Governor, Kay Ivey, signed a controversial bill requiring “chemical castration” as a condition of parole for people convicted of certain sex crimes. This article will take a closer look at…

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Safe Staffing in Illinois: Not Over Yet

Safe Staffing in Illinois: Not Over Yet

The nurses in Illinois have been hopeful about HouseBill 2604, which came to a halt last week. However, the Illinois Nurses Association isn't ready to concede just yet. Learn more about the status of …

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Nurse in Germany Convicted of Killing Patients

Nurse in Germany Convicted of Killing Patients

A nurse in Germany was convicted of killing 85 people who had been in his care. This article summarizes the story and examines ways we can avoid staying silent when we need to speak out.

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Nurse Donates Uterus to a Stranger

Nurse Donates Uterus to a Stranger

Would you endure a nine-hour surgery to give your uterus to a complete stranger? One nurse did. Learn more about her story and the work being done at Baylor University in Dallas, Texas.

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Nurse Beaten by Patient Denied Request for Unpaid Time Off and Fired

Nurse Beaten by Patient Denied Request for Unpaid Time Off and Fired

Imagine being beaten on the job, needing multiple surgeries, and then being told that you can't have more time off and ultimately being terminated. This isn't just an example scenario for Tina Suckow,…

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Nurse Practitioner Called a Drug-Dealer at Sentencing

Nurse Practitioner Called a Drug-Dealer at Sentencing

Nurse Practitioners in Alabama are required to have physician collaboration. However, at Lillian Akwuba, skirted this law and others when she prescribed controlled substances to patients who didn't ne…

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It's Official: Workplace Burnout Gets an ICD-11 Code

It's Official: Workplace Burnout Gets an ICD-11 Code

Did you know that until this week workplace burnout wasn't considered an actual diagnosis? The World Health Organization made the change this week by adding it as an occupational phenomenon in ICD-11.…

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Nurses March into Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Health Commission Meeting

Nurses March into Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Health Commission Meeting

How would you feel if your facility was continuously understaffed, but the use of per diem staff was busting at the seams? Find out how unionized nurses in San Francisco are making their feelings abou…

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Saving Lives and Changing Laws: The Story of One School Nurse and Glucagon

Saving Lives and Changing Laws: The Story of One School Nurse and Glucagon

What would you do if the law stood between you and the life of your patient? Two Illinois nurses faced this exact situation last year. Find out what they did and how one has been working to change the…

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Behind Every Great Physician is Excellent Nursing Care

Behind Every Great Physician is Excellent Nursing Care

Does nursing practice impact the care physicians deliver? A recent Press Ganey survey reports that nursing excellence improves the patient's perception of their care experience. Discover the connectio…

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