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Trending Stories Report for 28 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: income inequality, climate change, genetics, cancer, precision medicine, medical imaging, schizophrenia, research funding, molecular biology and skin cancer.

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Penn Nursing Study Cites Federal Policy as Key to Primary Care Access and Nurse Practitioner Workforce Development

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With demand for primary care expected to increase sharply over the next five years– due to passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), population growth and aging – the role of advanced-practice nurses or nurse practitioners (NPs) is also increasing. But a new study illustrates how federal policies influence the NP workforce and practice, and how misalignment of those policies with state mandates can affect workforce supply and patient access to care.

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A Push to Open Doors to Care for the Homebound

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Study in JAMA Internal Medicine examines a nearly invisible population of shut-ins for ways to treat the infirm, assist the rest.

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Penn Nursing Expert on Nutrition and Breastfeeding is Guest Editor of Special Edition of the "Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing" Focusing on Lactation

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University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Expert on Nutrition and Breastfeeding is Guest Editor of Special Edition of the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, Focusing on Lactation

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ICU Nurses Benefit From Workplace Intervention To Reduce Stress

A study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that a workplace mindfulness-based intervention reduced stress levels of employees exposed to a highly stressful occupational environment.

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Trending Stories Report for 12 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: tick-borne disease, 3D printing, childhood cancer and obesity, nursing, low-back pain, brain cells, and fluid dynamics.

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Essential Personnel in a Crisis, in Baltimore or Anywhere Else

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Op-Ed: Nurses put own fears aside and step forward, knowing they are not alone

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Nurses Help More Patients Receive Treatment for AMD

Nurses trained to deliver eye injections for patients with the wet form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) administered the treatments as safely and effectively as doctors, according to a new study. The research is being presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Denver, Colo.

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Nurses, Nurse Practitioners Increasingly Form Backbone of Healthcare in Rural America

Nurses and nurse practitioners are becoming the frontline and the face of healthcare in America, especially in rural pockets of the country.

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Increased Use of Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants Leads to First National Study on Provider-to-Patient Ratios in the ICU

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Published in the May issue of the American Journal of Critical Care, the first national study to examine the ratio of nurse practitioners and physician assistants to patients may help hospital administrators better determine appropriate staffing levels in acute and critical care units.