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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Brings National Nursing Conference to San Diego

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The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses hosts its annual National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, May 18-21 in San Diego. AACN expects more than 7,000 attendees and includes nurses at the forefront of research, academia, staff development and management.

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The New House Call: Paramedics and Nurses Making Home Visits to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

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As part of an innovative program aimed at reducing unnecessary emergency room visits and hospital stays, teams comprised of a paramedic, critical care nurse and EMT have begun making house calls on heart patients soon after their discharge from The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ.

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Peace Corps Surprise Lands Nursing Student Right Where She Needed to Be

Eager to practice her Spanish in Guatemala, Peace Corps volunteer landed instead in English-speaking Guyana. It proved the perfect path to the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

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Nurse-Led Innovations at 42 Hospitals Nationwide Improve Patient Outcomes, Save More Than $28 Million Annually

Critical care nurses at 42 hospitals nationwide developed patient care initiatives that substantially improved clinical outcomes while demonstrating anticipated financial savings of more than $28 million annually. The results stem from the nurses’ participation in AACN Clinical Scene Investigator (CSI) Academy, a 16-month leadership and innovation training program for staff nurses delivered and funded by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

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Welcome Words at the Bedside

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Spanish-language courses for medical professionals can improve care and help ease patients' journeys

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Improving Nutrition in Cancer Survivors

Stories involving cancer and its devastating consequences are a frequent occurrence in the news. We are constantly being told which foods may cause cancer, and which may prevent it, but how much is fact, and how much is fiction is often in dispute. The same is true for cancer survivors trying to find reliable nutritional information which will help them to improve their quality of life and prevent future relapses. A team of researchers at Bournemouth University (BU), led by Dr Jane Murphy, are working with cancer nurse specialists to change that. By developing an e-learning tool for healthcare professionals, the team has created an innovative way of educating and empowering frontline staff to deliver reliable and helpful information about nutrition.

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Trending Stories Report for 9 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: Cancer treatment, meditation, careers in engineering, astronomy, marine conservation, effective dieting, internet marketing, Ebola treatments, and exercise as preventive health for seniors.

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Standard Nursing Assessments Greatly Improve Ability to Predict Survival in Cirrhosis Patients

A new study from the Liver Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) suggests that standard assessments that nurses already use to care for patients can be mined for data that significantly improve the ability to predict survival following liver transplantation and may help improve patient outcomes.

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Hopkins Nursing Spells It Out for You

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Johns Hopkins Nursing magazine (Spring 2015) tackles the translation on big data, nurse-patient communication across cultures, showing new students the ropes, and more

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UAB School of Nursing Research Shows “Culture Shift” Needed for Palliative Care

Early palliative care offers statistically beneficial effects on patient survival and family caregiver burden, according to articles published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.