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Violence to Homecare Workers Means New Policies Needed

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When it comes to caring for older adults, there is a shift to a consumer-driven model that focuses on keeping patients in their homes and out of institutional care facilities. It’s an arrangement that can benefit both the patient and the healthcare system, but new research by Johns Hopkins School of Nursing professor Nancy Glass and colleagues shows that the personnel working in patient homes are often at risk for harassment and violence with no plan of prevention.

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New Care Model Enhances Psychological, Cognitive and Physical Recovery of ICU Survivors

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The Critical Care Recovery Center care model -- the nation's first collaborative care concept focusing on the extensive cognitive, physical and psychological recovery needs of intensive care unit survivors -- decreases the likelihood of serious illness after discharge from an ICU.

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Mobile App with Evidence-Based Decision Support Diagnoses More Obesity, Smoking, and Depression

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Smartphones and tablets may hold the key to getting more nurses to diagnose patients with chronic health issues like obesity, smoking, and depression -- three of the leading causes of preventable death and disability.

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Partner Caregivers of Veterans with Traumatic-Brain Injuries May Be at Risk for Chronic Disease

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Blame and anger associated with the grief of caring for a loved one with a traumatic-brain injury (TBI) may be related to inflammation and certain chronic diseases, according to researchers from Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. These findings were published in the latest issue of Biological Research for Nursing.

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AACN Responds to Investments in Nursing Education, Research, and Practice in the President’s FY 2016 Budget

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AACN has expressed support and concern over specific provisions outlined in the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Budget that would impact the nursing workforce, critical healthcare research, and primary care practice.

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Extracorporeal Support Offers Hope for Pediatric Patients Unresponsive to Traditional CPR

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Extracorporeal life support is a promising treatment for pediatric patients in cardiac arrest who are unresponsive to traditional CPR. A Critical Care Nurse article examines ECPR and addresses ethical principles related to its use and the continued advancement of end-of-life care.

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Nurse Experts Available to Discuss a Range of Healthcare Issues from Disaster Preparedness to Evidence-Based Practices

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Demand for Reserve Flight Nurses Remains Ongoing Priority

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Aside from eight of McChord's C-17 Globemaster III cargo planes being slated to inactive status a result of a U.S. defense budget mandate, the need for Air Force Reserve flight nurses is still a main concern.

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Beyond the Bandages: Study Finds Pediatric Trauma Nurses Know About Trauma-Informed Care

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Pediatric nurses play a key role in preventing post-traumatic stress in injured children and their families by practicing "trauma-informed care". A new study surveyed pediatric trauma nurses, revealing that they are knowledgeable about practicing trauma-informed care, but need for additional training to help families cope after a child’s injury.

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Columbia Nursing Experts Available to Discuss New York's Nurse Practitioner Modernization Act

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Columbia University School of Nursing experts are available to discuss the impact of New York’s Nurse Practitioner Modernization Act, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2015.