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New Article by Penn Nursing Professor Examines Moral Obligation of Clinicians to Address the Needs of Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia

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More than 15 million family members and other unpaid caregivers provide care to persons living with dementia in the United States. Yet the current healthcare environment and reimbursement models emphasize obligations toward individual patients, preventing clinicians from reaching out to these caregivers to assess their needs and provide care.

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Faculty Have Been Promoted to Full Professorship at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

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Six faculty members at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing have been promoted to full professor.

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AACN Journal Article Outlines How to Integrate New Nurse Practitioners into Critical Care

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An article in Critical Care Nurse describes key strategic planning for new roles, training programs and other strategies that have resulted in successful nurse practitioners in all 10 ICUs at the University of Maryland Medical Center. UMMC’s strategic approach has decreased turnover and increased overall job satisfaction scores among NPs.

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Cancer Risks in Blacks: 'A Complex, Entangled Web', Many Primary Care Doctors Are Reluctant to Talk About Medical Errors, Can Microbiome Influence Treatment Response, and More in the Cancer News Source

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Acetaminophen, Supplements and Other Medications May Trigger Drug-Induced Liver Injury

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More than 1,000 medications, with acetaminophen being the most common, have been associated with drug-induced liver injury (DILI). An article in AACN Advanced Critical Care discusses the clinical impact of DILI and reviews the medications that most frequently cause it.

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Professor Diane Spatz Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From the National Association of Neonatal Nurses

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Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, Professor of Perinatal Nursing and the Helen M. Shearer Term Professor of Nutrition at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN). The award honors longstanding and profound impact on neonatal nursing.

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Most Nursing Home Patients Refuse Dental Care During Stay, UB Study Concludes

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Nearly 90 percent of patients at long-term care facilities don’t take advantage of dental services, even when they are free, a recent study by University at Buffalo researchers has found.

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National Anesthesia Association Names New COO

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The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) today announced the appointment of Larry Smith, JD, CAE, as chief operating officer (COO) reporting to chief executive officer (CEO) Wanda Wilson, PhD, MSN, CRNA. Smith’s appointment took effect in October 2016.

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Dean Comber Named CFIO for American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

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Dean Comber, MBA, PMP, CSM, has been named to the newly created position of Chief Finance and Innovation Officer for the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA).

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Therese S. Richmond, PhD, FAAN, CRNP, Appointed to Department of Health & Human Services National Health Committee

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The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s (Penn Nursing) Therese S. Richmond, PhD, FAAN, CRNP, the Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research & Innovation, has been appointed as a member of the Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030.

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Study Finds Employment of More Nurse Assistants in Hospitals Is Associated with More Deaths and Lower Quality Care

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Hospitals that employ more nurse assistants relative to the number of professionally qualified nurses have higher mortality rates, lower patient satisfaction, and poorer quality and safety of care, according to a new European study published today in the leading scientific journal BMJ Quality and Safety.

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Michelle Camicia, MSN CRRN CCM FAHA, Named as RNF Research Grant Award Recipient

At ARN REACH 2016 in Philadelphia, PA, September 28 – October 1, 2016, the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses’ (ARN’s) Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation (RNF) awarded Michelle Camicia, MSN CRRN CCM FAHA, a grant for her research on Preparedness Assessment for the Transition Home after Stroke (PATH-s): Testing of Psychometric Properties.

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Phillips School of Nursing Receives National Accreditation for Baccalaureate Degree Program

The Phillips School of Nursing (PSON) at Mount Sinai Beth Israel announced today that its registered nurse (RN) to bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) program has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for a period of five years, through December 31, 2021.

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Critical Care, Delirium, catheter-associated urinary tract infection, CAUTI, Venous Thromboembolism, VTE, Nursing, Clinical Practice Guidelines, ICU

New Clinical Resources from American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Address Delirium, CAUTI and VTE

New clinical resources from AACN address some of the most serious complications facing critically ill patients -- delirium, catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) and venous thromboembolism (VTE). These updated AACN Practice Alerts feature the latest evidence-based resources and research and are available at no cost via the AACN website, www.aacn.org/practicealerts.

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Appoints New Nursing Leader

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New nursing leader named at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Anne Gross to start in new role on December 1, 2016.

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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Faculty Sarah Szanton Named Top Influencer of Aging

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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Associate Professor Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN, was named one of the top 50 "2016 Influencers in Aging" by Next Avenue, a digital publication covering issues for older Americans.

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Health System Design, Rounding

Getting Doctors and Nurses to Work Together at Patient Bedsides

The structures of health care systems helps determine how doctors and nurses collaborate during hospital rounds, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. A greater understanding of such team-based treatment in hospitals could help improve patient care.

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Military Officer and CRNA Offers Expertise Concerning Veterans Healthcare

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Retired Army Captain Angela Mund Available for Interviews About Healthcare Provided to Veterans

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NYU Researchers Examine the Influence of Country-Level and Health System Factors on Nursing and Physician Personnel Production

A key component to achieving good patient outcomes in the healthcare world is having the right number and type of healthcare professionals with the right resources. This is still a large problem for many countries throughout the world. A recent NYU Meyers study examines if country-level contextual factors have an impact on Human Resources for Health (HRH) and to what extent social and political determinants impact how healthcare resources contribute to patient outcomes in varying degrees.







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