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NEWSWISE Nursing Wire with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) 14-Feb-2018

Nursing Wire with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

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U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Six Hackensack Meridian Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Facilities with Top Rating

Hackensack Meridian Health's Nursing and Rehabilitation Facilities are highly ranked and an integral part of the network's continuum of high quality patient-centered care.

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Providing Culturally Competent Care for African Americans Reduces Health Disparities

If healthcare providers take the time to familiarize themselves with the cultural aspects of African Americans, other minority populations, which includes religious beliefs, sexual preferences, etc., health disparities within these patients groups ca...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Thousands of Lives Would Be Saved If Counties Met ATS Clean Air Standards

Thousands of lives would be saved each year, and many more serious illnesses avoided, if U.S. counties met standards set by the American Thoracic Society for the two most important air pollutants, according to a new report by the ATS and the Marron I...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Embargo expired on 08-Feb-2018 at 00:15 ET

AACN Announces Election Results for Board of Directors and Nominating Committee

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce the results of its 2018 election to fill seats on the AACN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Saint Joseph's University and Villanova University Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Sign Affiliate Agreement

Saint Joseph's University is pleased to announce that it has signed an articulation agreement with Villanova University's M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing that will provide priority admissions consideration for SJU students in Villanova's BSN...

– Saint Joseph's University

April Camiling Honored with Excellence in Nursing Award from Modern Healthcare

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is proud to announce that April Camiling, MSN, RN, AOCNS, BMTCN, oncology nurse specialist in Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) at Hackensack University Medical Center, has been recogniz...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Grant Funds Uri Study of Targeted Incentives for Healthy Eating

If the targeted incentives prove successful, the research team will explore how large organizations — from health insurers to corporate wellness programs — could incorporate healthy food choice incentives and improve the dietary habits and health...

– University of Rhode Island


Premature Babies Make Fewer Friends – but Not for Long

Premature babies make fewer friends, feel less accepted by peers and spend less time socialising in early childhood – but this improves when they get to school – according to new research by an international research collaboration, including the ...

– University of Warwick


Risk Assessment Tool Can Now Better Predict Pressure Injuries in Children

Pressure-related skin injuries, a nurse-sensitive quality indicator in hospitals, are associated with increased morbidity and higher costs of care. There’s been much attention focused on hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPI) in the adult popul...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Journal of Pediatrics

Language Matters in End-of-Life Conversations

In general, the term “medical futility” applies when, based on data and professional experience, no further treatments, procedures or tests will provide benefit and may, in fact, be more burdensome and create undue suffering for the patient and t...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Perspectives in Biology and Medicine

Children's Hospital Los Angeles CEO Elected Chairman of California Children's Hospital Association

Affirming his ongoing commitment to protect children's health and the role of children's hospitals in medical care, Children's Hospital Los Angeles President and CEO Paul S. Viviano has been elected chair of the California Children's Hospital Associa...

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

@Floridastate Nursing Researcher Says Social Support Key to Heart Failure Management #Heartmonth

– Florida State University

Nurses Encouraged to Consider Uncommon Causes for Abdominal Pain

Mesenteric ischemia and infarction (MI) are infrequent but often deadly conditions in acute and critically ill patients, with a mortality rate of 50 to 60 percent. By considering the uncommon diagnosis in patient assessment and evaluation, nurses can...

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Critical Care Nurse, February 2018

Embargo expired on 01-Feb-2018 at 07:00 ET

Penn Nursing Professor Named Editor-in-Chief of Research in Nursing & Health

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s (Penn Nursing) Eileen T. Lake, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Jessie M. Scott Endowed Term Chair in Nursing and Health Policy, Associate Professor of Nursing, Associate Professor of Sociology, and the Associat...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Peter Nagele to Lead Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care

Peter Nagele, MD, an internationally recognized trauma anesthesiologist, researcher and educator, has been appointed professor and chair of the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Chicago Medicine, effective March 1, 2018....

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Two Significant Financial Gifts Support Two Health Care Colleges at Nova Southeastern University

NSU's new M.D. College is reamed Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine; also renamed is Ronald and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing

– Nova Southeastern University

# 1 in NIH Funding

With $9.3 million in awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) takes the lead for research funding for the 2017 fiscal year, among other schools of nursing.

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

ARN Course in Tampa to Focus on Biggest Healthcare Reform of the Century

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) is hosting an educational course, the IMPACT Course: Evidence-Based Solutions to Improve Outcomes, in Tampa, February 16-17, at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore.

– Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Vandana Gopikumar, PhD, to Receive 2018 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health

Vandana Gopikumar, PhD, Co-Founder of The Banyan and The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health will receive the 2018 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health for her work in helping women with mental health problems ...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Faculty Phyllis Sharps Earns Diversity in Nursing Award

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Professor and Associate Dean for Community Programs and Initiatives Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN, FAAN, has earned Modern Healthcare’s Diversity in Nursing award. The accolade is part of the organization’s 2018 Excellen...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Every Breath, Every Beat, Every Second: CRNAs Are There

National CRNA Week was established by the AANA 19 years ago to educate the public about anesthesia safety and the benefits of receiving anesthesia care from CRNAs. Nurse anesthetists safely deliver approximately 43 million anesthetics to patients pe...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Embargo expired on 21-Jan-2018 at 00:00 ET

Subway Derailment Triage Simulation Prepares Next Generation of Advanced Practice Nurses for Real Life Disaster

On Thursday, January 25th from 4PM- 6:30PM, Columbia University School of Nursing will host a subway derailment simulation, along with other simulated emergency scenarios, to showcase how students learn these critical skills using wireless, high-fide...

– Columbia University Medical Center

Study Says Some Nursing Homes Gaming the System to Improve Their Medicare Star Ratings

A new study of nursing homes in California, the nation’s largest system, found that some nursing homes inflate their self-assessment reporting to improve their score in the Five-Star Quality Rating System employed by Medicare to help consumers.

– Florida Atlantic University

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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s Sarah Szanton Named Edge Runner

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Professor Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN, has been named an American Academy of Nursing Edge Runner for her Community Aging in Place: Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) intervention. The honor recognizes nu...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Expert Q&A: How Much Schooling Do Nurses Need?

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Smartphone App Now Recognizes FASD Thanks to MMI Geneticist

With a smartphone and an app, qualified health care professionals can now diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in their office thanks to a suggestion from Omar Rahman, M.D.

– University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)


American Indian Nursing Documentary Receives Multiple Awards

A documentary film titled “Essence of Healing: Journey of American Indian Nurses” received the 2017 Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Media Award at the group’s 44th biennial convention in Indianapolis in October and the Best Service Film A...

– North Dakota State University

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Ranks No. 5 for Online Nursing Programs

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) tied for the No. 5 spot in the U.S. News & World Report Best Online Nursing Program rankings for 2018, maintaining its top 5 ranking in the nation.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing





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