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Beyond Treatment: Honoring Nurses at Rutgers Cancer Institute

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Caring for cancer patients may be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about the work of an oncology nurse, but the role involves so much more.To recognize the scope of their work, which includes research and peer mentoring, Rutgers Cancer Institute nurses were celebrated this week with Oncology Nursing Excellence Awards.

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Wolters Kluwer Kicks Off National Nurses Week 2016 Celebration with Free Webinar

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, is excited to join the American Nurses Association in celebrating National Nurses Week 2016 and this year’s theme, Culture of Safety. Wolters Kluwer is supporting the program with a webinar, free access to evidence-based content and resources, and more offers for nursing professionals and students.

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American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Issues Call for Abstracts

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses is pleased to announce the AAOHN 2017 National Conference, April 24-27, 2017, in New Orleans, La., where the theme will be “History, Passion, Performance: Together Towards Tomorrow.”

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Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Provides Insight to IMPACT Act with Online Boot Camp

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) has announced its IMPACT Act Boot Camp Series to kick off Tuesday, June 7. The online series helps to prepare those working in Post-Acute Care (PAC) settings for the requirement to submit standardized assessment data to CMS.

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Penn Nursing Takes Pledge on Opioid Education as Announced at the White House

As part of academic nursing’s ongoing efforts to combat prescription drug and opioid abuse across the United States, the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) is proud to announce that it has committed to educating its advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) students on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.

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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Ranked No. 1 by College Choice

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has been ranked No. 1 by College Choice for its master’s in nursing program. The school was also recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the country’s No. 1 nursing master’s program and No. 2 DNP program, and by QS World University as the No. 2 nursing school in the world

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Let the Nursing Workforce Data Speak for Themselves

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National Nurses Week is May 6-12, and two of Louisville, Kentucky’s prominent nursing leaders are urging for a more highly educated nursing workforce in Kentucky.

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Addressing Sexual Health and Ensuring Safe Alternate Route Chemotherapy Administration in Cancer Patients

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The topic of sexual dysfunction may be a difficult one to discuss between healthcare providers and cancer patients. The nursing and social work teams at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey explored this issue in order to improve the conversation and ensure quality oncology care. Nurses also examined how to ensure the safety of alternate route chemotherapy administration. The work is being presented at the Oncology Nursing Society’s Annual Congress meeting this week in San Antonio.

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As U.S. Population Ages, Nursing Scholar Calls for Paradigm Shift in Approach of Health-Care System

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Longer lifespans, due to advances in medicine and public health, also means people are living longer with multiple chronic conditions. To help people avoid long, slow declines in health, the national health-care system should promote disease prevention earlier in life instead of emphasizing short-term care, as it does now, suggests a nurse scientist with the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

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How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions, How Migraines Affect the Family, Families with Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them, and More in the Family and Parenting channel

How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions, How Migraines Affect the Family, Families with Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them, and more in the Family and Parenting channel

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Gender Differences and Relationship Power Could Be Key in Preventing HIV Among South African Adolescents

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Millions of those infected with HIV worldwide are young women, ages 15-24, according to the World Health Organization. Because the HIV epidemic overlaps with an epidemic of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women and girls, researchers have suspected a correlation between inequities in relationship power and the risky sexual behavior that can lead to HIV transmission.

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Has Virginity Lost Its Virtue? Prevalence of Homosexuality in Men Is Stable Throughout Time Thanks to Genetics, Peer Pressure May Have Turned Humans Into Monogamists, and more in the Sex and Relationships Channel

Has Virginity Lost Its Virtue? Prevalence of Homosexuality in Men Is Stable Throughout Time Thanks to Genetics, Peer Pressure May Have Turned Humans Into Monogamists, and more in the Sex and Relationships Channel

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Missed Nursing Care May Contribute to Racial Disparities in Rehospitalizations After Heart Attack

Why are black older adults at higher risk of repeat hospital admission after a heart attack? Treatment at hospitals with higher rates of missed nursing care may be a contributing factor, reports a study in the May issue of Medical Care.

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Nurse Staffing, Work Environments at Forefront of Healthcare Summit

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses brings together healthcare leaders from across the country to address nurse staffing and its impact on the work environment. The half-day interactive summit will be held May 18, during AACN’s National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) in New Orleans.

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Vitamins May Protect Against Nerve Damage in Breast Cancer Treatment, and more Cancer News in the Newswise Channels

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Childhood Obesity, Malnutrition Connected to Mom's Perception of Child's Weight

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A new study from the University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance finds a child's risk for obesity or malnutrition may be tied to the mother's misperception of her child's weight status. A key to understanding this phenomenon may lie in how she regards her own weight status. Researchers say the situation shows that healthcare providers need to broaden their health care screenings.

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Employee Engagement Helps Nursing Association Focus on Mission

AACN was one of 12 national organizations recognized with Quantum Workplace’s Employee Voice Awards and the only organization among 150 eligible clients to receive awards in both award categories – raising engagement and achieving the highest level of engagement.

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MedStar Washington's Medical ICU Reaches Rare Milestone: 2 Years CLABSI-Free

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A remarkable milestone for a medical intensive care unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center: two years without a Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI). That's a huge accomplishment for an ICU. Learn why that's so important for patients and what team members think is the secret to their success.

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'Unmet Nursing Care' May Contribute to Racial Disparities in Rehospitalizations after Heart Attack

Why are black older adults at higher risk of repeat hospital admission after a heart attack? Treatment at hospitals with higher rates of missed nursing care may be a contributing factor, reports a study in the May issue of Medical Care. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.