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Workshop Improves Critical Care Nurses’ Confidence in Palliative Communication

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A workshop at the University of California San Francisco helped critical care nurses improve their palliative care communication skills, according to an article in the American Journal of Critical Care. The article describes an educational intervention to enhance bedside nurses’ communication skills in addressing patient and family goals of care, communicating with physicians regarding the needs of family members and participating in a family meeting.

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Interest in Child-Specific Nurse Practitioner Programs Dwindling Despite Strong Job Market for Graduates

While the number of graduates from family or adult nurse practitioner programs continues to rise, student applications to pediatric and neonatal nurse practitioner programs are falling.

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Nurses Ready for Their Closeup as SCOTUS Declares ACA Just

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Johns Hopkins dean responds on ACA: Focus on patient care, health all through life is right up the alley of a new breed of caregiver,

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Trending Stories Report for 19 June 2015

Topics include: treating advanced skin cancer, big data and bioenergy, cancer research, 10 reasons to eat quinoa, sleep issues in the nursing field, advances in cancer surgery, genes for sleep, brain receptor for cocaine addiction, and nano imaging on insect adaptations.

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Nurses Implement Resources, Recommendations From AACN Webinars, Putting New Findings Into Bedside Practice

Ongoing webinars from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses have quickly proven to be an effective tool for moving new findings and evidence-based recommendations into nursing practice at the bedside.

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Developing Delirium in the ICU Linked to Fatal Outcomes

About one-third of patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) will develop delirium, a condition that lengthens hospital stays and substantially increases one’s risk of dying in the hospital, according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers appearing in the British Medical Journal.

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Paralympic Medalist Amy Purdy to Speak At Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) 41st Annual Educational Conference Sep. 30-Oct. 3, New Orleans, LA

Registration is open for the 41st Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) Annual Educational Conference on September 30-October 3, 2015, in New Orleans, which provides a forum for knowledge sharing and engagement that features the finest educators and thought leaders in the world of rehabilitation nursing. No matter the type of setting, rehabilitation nursing principles and practical clinical topics are the same for all nurses working with people experiencing a traumatic injury or chronic illness.

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Transitional Care, Progressive Mobility Help Patients With Post-Acute Care Recovery

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An article in the June 2015 issue of Critical Care Nurse reviews post-acute transitional care as provided at a skilled nursing facility in western New York and examines the individual roles of various interdisciplinary team members, including progressive care nurses.

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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.