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Wuhan Coronavirus: Month Two

Wuhan Coronavirus: Month Two

Are we on the cusp of a global pandemic or will this be contained? It's too early to tell but the world is watching China and the CDC is closely monitoring the evolving situation.

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Nurses
Nurses: When Will You Take Action for Safe Staffing?

Nurses: When Will You Take Action for Safe Staffing?

Illinois and New York nurses (APRNs, RNs, LPNs) Check your inbox for an email survey. Your responses can help get the attention of state legislators.

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Activism
Anti-Vaxxers Shut Down Immunization Events

Anti-Vaxxers Shut Down Immunization Events

Immunize Nevada recently canceled two fundraiser events because of harassing social media posts made by anti-vaxxers.  Read on to learn why the anti vaccination movement has moved from a local concern…

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Headlines
More Americans Dying at Home Than in Hospital

More Americans Dying at Home Than in Hospital

Research has shown that 80% of Americans want to die at home. A new study found more people are experiencing end of life where they want but who you are and what you have makes a difference.

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Headlines
Prediabetes Now Common Among Teens and Young Adults

Prediabetes Now Common Among Teens and Young Adults

A new study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, found 1 in 5 adolescents are now prediabetic.  Read on to learn more about the study and why rates for Type 2 diabetes is rising among American y…

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Headlines
AMA Looks to Retrain Doctors on Taking Blood Pressures

AMA Looks to Retrain Doctors on Taking Blood Pressures

Measuring blood pressure is thought of as a fundamental skill, but is it being performed correctly? The American Heart Association and American Medical Association has released an on-line refresher c…

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Nurses
You Can Smoke in the Operating Room! Surgical Smoke in the News.

You Can Smoke in the Operating Room! Surgical Smoke in the News.

Nurses in Georgia are seeking a law to protect themselves from surgical smoke inhalation in the operating room. The CDC and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses. (AORN) state nurses are …

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Nurses
Black Plague

Black Plague

The Black Plague has been in the news recently, with a couple in China having contracted the highly deadly disease.

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Nurses
Setting the Precedent: Nurses Fired for Being Sick

Setting the Precedent: Nurses Fired for Being Sick

Nurses spend their day taking care of patients, helping them get on the road to better health. But what happens to the nurse if she/he gets sick? There have been some very public cases of when a nurse…

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Headlines
Vaping Devices Accepted During National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Vaping Devices Accepted During National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The FDA has announced vaping devices and cartridges will be accepted during National Prescription Take Back Day collections on October 26th.  Safe disposal of vaping products and unwanted or expired p…

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Headlines
Cleaning Products May Increase Risk for COPD in Nurses

Cleaning Products May Increase Risk for COPD in Nurses

According to new study findings, nurses are between 25% and 36% more likely to develop COPD from using cleaning products and chemicals in the prevention of infection. Read on to learn more about the …

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Headlines
RaDonda Vaught Update - State Health Officials Reverse Decision and File Medical Disciplinary Charges

RaDonda Vaught Update - State Health Officials Reverse Decision and File Medical Disciplinary Charges

Tennessee State Health officials have reversed their prior ruling that RaDonda Vaught's fatal medical error did not warrant professional discipline. Charges that will affect her license have now been …

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Emergency
BCEN National Awards Recognize Emergency Nursing Board Certification Excellence And Advocacy

BCEN National Awards Recognize Emergency Nursing Board Certification Excellence And Advocacy

National winners of Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) awards were announced and presented on October 2, 2019, at the Emergency Nursing 2019 conference in Austin. These awards reco…

Headlines
What's Happening at the VA Hospitals?

What's Happening at the VA Hospitals?

A VA hospital in West Virginia is investigating some suspicious deaths.

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Headlines
Forced Organ Donations from Living Donors???!!!!

Forced Organ Donations from Living Donors???!!!!

There is an acute shortage of organs for transplant in the US. However, in China they do not have shortages. Why not?

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Headlines
Webcams in Nursing Homes?

Webcams in Nursing Homes?

As our population ages, our older and frailer population increases too. What's a family to do to ensure their family members are cared for in a compassionate and caring manner?

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