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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.

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To Sleep, Perchance to Dream of a Cure

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Sleep-deprived rats on chemotherapy drug Paclitaxal had worse side effects (extra rest later had no effect); religious beliefs can lead cancer patients to better care.

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Making the Right Decision for Rehabilitation Care

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Patients who require rehabilitation care often are discharged from the hospital after a traumatic injury or illness to one place or another without a clear understanding of why a particular setting was chosen.

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Female Smokeless Tobacco Use Is Largely Unknown by Physicians

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Medical professionals should be more aware and inquire more specifically about smokeless tobacco use by their rural female patients, according to new research among a population of rural women in North Alabama.

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Nurses at New York Hospitals Spearhead Quality Initiatives to Reduce Infection Rates, Improve Patient Outcomes and Yield Financial Savings

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Critical care nurses at seven New York hospitals developed initiatives that substantially reduced healthcare-associated infections and improved other patient outcomes while demonstrating anticipated financial savings of nearly $4.5 million. The results stem from the nurses’ participation in a leadership and innovation training program delivered and funded by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

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At End of Life, Hope Program Offers a Time to Refocus

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Rather than creating false hope in patients very likely beyond a cure, Johns Hopkins nurse-led effort helps make final months, weeks, days, or hours worth living.