Guidelines Released by Joint Commission Highlight Importance of Nurses in Preventing Deadly Bloodstream Infections
Nurses are well positioned to stop dangerous and costly bloodstream infections caused by the improper placement of catheters in large veins in the neck, chest or groin, according to guidelines released by The Joint Commission, which oversees...
12/3/2013 11:30 AM EST
Incarcerated Black Men Report Sex Prevalent in Prison, Posing Challenges for HIV Prevention and Treatment
Black men, vastly overrepresented among the prison population, comprise a high proportion of HIV-positive inmates and pose an infection risk to other inmates as well as members of their communities once they’re released. While sex is prohibited in...
11/11/2013 2:00 PM EST
Dean of Columbia University School of Nursing Named President-Elect of the American Academy of Nursing
Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of Columbia University School of Nursing and senior vice-president of the Columbia University Medical Center, has become the American Academy of Nursing’s president-elect, it was announced at the Academy’s...
10/30/2013 7:00 AM EDT
Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) announced plans today to build a new home for the Columbia University School of Nursing, one of the oldest nursing schools in the nation. The seven-story building will be located on existing Columbia...
10/24/2013 9:00 AM EDT
Using an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system to automate the immunization data shared between health providers and public health agencies enables physicians to assist individual patients faster and more effectively, while also providing more...
7/18/2013 10:00 AM EDT
Bringing Long-Term Intensive Care within Hospital Walls Shows Promise for Cost Savings and Improved Patient Care
A new study shows that hospitals with specialized units combining the compassionate care of hospice and the level of care offered in medical-surgical units may provide efficient, cost effective assistance to patients with advanced chronic illness or...
6/27/2013 11:00 AM EDT
Columbia Nursing to Develop a Web-Based Tool Aimed at Reducing Burden and Improving Health for Hispanic Caregivers of Dementia Patients
Although the prevalence of dementia in the Hispanic community is more than twice the national average, most research to help alleviate caregiver burden is focused only on the general population. Now, a team of researchers led by Robert J. Lucero,...
6/11/2013 2:00 PM EDT
A new study from Columbia University School of Nursing supports a growing body of evidence that women are less likely to contract bloodstream or surgical site infections than their male counterparts.
5/30/2013 1:00 PM EDT
As you travel to visit friends and family this holiday season, don’t leave home without the hand sanitizer. During cold and flu season, that’s one of three things you can do to protect yourself from getting sick you’re on the go. Here’s what...
12/2/2013 2:00 PM EST
Valentine’s Day Tips to Keep Intimacy and Sexuality Alive After or During Menopause From Columbia Nursing Expert
Columbia University School of Nursing Menopause expert Nancy Reame, PhD, provides tips for enjoying a great sex life during this stage.
2/11/2013 3:00 PM EST
Columbia U Midwifery Expert Available for Comment on Study Confirming Birth Centers Provide Safe and Effective Care
2/1/2013 10:35 AM EST