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Nurse Midwife Offers Suggestions for Successful Breast Feeding

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Most new moms know the benefits of breast feeding. But many women still don’t know where to turn for help when breast feeding doesn’t go as smoothly as they imagined it would.

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Ethics Summit Envisions Road Map for America's Nurses

A National Nursing Ethics Summit, the first of its kind, was convened by the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and the Berman Institute of Bioethics on August 13-15. Approximately 50 nurse ethicists, professional nursing organization leaders and key stakeholders gathered to define a blueprint for nursing ethics in the United States for the 21st century.

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Nurse Anesthetist Care Not Equal to Physician Anesthesiologist-Led Care, Comprehensive Evidence-Based Review Finds

A recent literature review by the Cochrane Collaboration found no scientific evidence that care provided by a nurse anesthetist is as safe and effective as patient-centered, physician-led anesthesia care, prompting the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA®) to call for further examination to measure patient safety and anesthesia care delivery.

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Study Identifies Challenges Faced by NYU Langone Nurses in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

A study published in The Journal of Urban Health examines the impact on NYULMC nurses’ post-Sandy deployment to help address patient surge in eight local hospitals and health facilities that had not been as affected by the storm.

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Op-Ed: Nurses Know Danger, Forge Ahead on Ebola Care

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Ever since Florence Nightingale, “The Lady With the Lamp,” took it upon herself to care for the sick and the wounded in the Crimean War in the 1850s, nurses have proven their value and their valor where care is most daunting and risky.

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DePaul University Offers New Path to Advance Nursing Careers

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Registered nurses will have the opportunity to advance their careers with a new online degree program from DePaul University. The “RN to MS in Nursing” program, offers a path for RNs to earn a B.S. and M.S. from DePaul and a graduate certificate from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

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Nurses Driven Mainly by a Desire to Help Others Are More Likely to Burn Out

Nurses who are motivated primarily by the desire to help others, rather than by enjoyment of the work itself or the lifestyle it makes possible, are more likely to burn out on the job, University of Akron researchers say.

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Poor Health Literacy Poses Risks for Pacemaker and Defibrillator Patients

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A study from Columbia University School of Nursing published this month in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing found that 40 percent of patients with pacemakers and defibrillators had little to no ability to understand information about their cardiac health.

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In Light of Tragic Hot Car Deaths, Villanova U. Expert Offers Tips

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AACN Innovation Training Program Demonstrates Ongoing Impact on Future of Nursing

The strategic response by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses to the Institute of Medicine’s report, “The Future of Nursing,” continues to demonstrate ongoing impact during its initial implementation in six regional markets. AACN CSI Academy teams at eight central Texas hospitals recently shared results of their nurse-led initiatives, reporting noteworthy clinical and fiscal outcomes.

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