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NEWSWISE Nursing Wire with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) 13-Mar-2019

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

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Giving Nurses the Tools to Address Unmet Needs of the 21st Century

Faced with the surge in “diseases of despair,” policymakers and leaders in the health care sector are beginning to see the limitations of the current highly centralized, medicalized system of providing health care. A new report commissioned by th...

– George Washington University

Nurses Reflect on the Benefits of Certification

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses joins hospitals and healthcare organizations to celebrate and recognize nurses who have achieved certification as part of Certified Nurses Day March 19. More than 120,000 acute and critical care nurses...

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

We Must Be Vigilant of the Precursors to Violence Against Women

In the U.S. 3 to 4 million women are abused, and more than 1,500 are killed by their abusers each year. But how do we know who is at the greatest risk? Enter Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN and the Danger Assessment, a tool she created that help...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Ask Me Five: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Urge Patients to Be Proactive in Their Healthcare

Very often it's hard for a patient to know what to ask their anesthesia provider before they have surgery. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and its members offer five questions patients can ask to be proactive in their healthcare.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Forgotten Fathers: New Dads Also at Risk for Postpartum Depression

UNLV study examines firsthand accounts of new fathers’ experiences with PPD, how it differs from that of women, and how to best remove barriers they face in receiving diagnoses and treatment of the little-known phenomenon.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Journal of Family Issues; Postpartum Support International Conference, June 2019

UTEP Occupational Therapy Students Teach Children Mindful Ways to Ease Stress

More than 200 children ages 5-10 years old practiced yoga, meditation and sensory strategies to help them manage stress, ease test anxiety and focus on their schoolwork. Mindfulness training has been shown to reduce stress and improve mental health i...

– University of Texas at El Paso

Study finds a lack of adequate hydration among the elderly

Drinking enough water is a concern for everyone, but the elderly are particularly prone to underhydration and dehydration. A new UCLA School of Nursing study shows that these conditions are likely to be under-recognized, bringing on health problems r...

– UCLA School of Nursing

SAGE Open Nursing

New Electronic Order Set Helps Reduce ECG Overmonitoring

A computerized order set may help reduce the persistent problem of overmonitoring hospitalized patients. Appropriate monitoring increased after an order set was introduced into the EHR, prompting providers to order ECG monitoring per American Heart A...

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

American Journal of Critical Care, March 2019

Embargo expired on 04-Mar-2019 at 06:00 ET

Environmental justice begins with awareness, advocacy

Dr. Azita Amiri, an assistant professor in UAH’s College of Nursing, and Dr. Shuang Zhao, an assistant professor in both the Department of Political Science and the Department of Atmospheric Science, have been working to bring attention to the plig...

– University of Alabama Huntsville

Public Health Nurs. 2019 Feb 14. doi: 10.1111/phn.12593; Nurs Forum. 2019 Jan 28. doi: 10.1111/nuf.12327; The Black Belt Citizens Unite Against Environmental Contamination in Uniontown...

Researchers search for solutions to ‘invisible threat’ that affects cancer care workers

A study from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center sought to improve nurses’ handling of chemotherapy by delivering an educational intervention with quarterly reminders and tailored messages. But despite the strong study design and quality...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Oncology Nursing Forum; R01 OH010582-01

Complex Medication Regimens Create Challenges for Home Health Care

Medically high-risk patients and communication breakdowns between providers contribute to the difficulty of medication management for older adults receiving home health care, finds a study led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.

– New York University

Medical Care Research and Review; UD7HP26049

Testing tools to ease stress of parents caring for kids aided by medical technology at home

Children who depend on medical technology—feeding tubes, oxygen, or mechanical ventilators and other devices to stay alive--represent about 20 percent of all children discharged from hospitals nationally. But they account for about 60 percent of al...

– Case Western Reserve University

New Nurses Work Overtime, Long Shifts, and Sometimes a Second Job

New nurses are predominantly working 12-hour shifts and nearly half work overtime, trends that have remained relatively stable over the past decade, finds a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. In addition, 13 percent hold ...

– New York University

Journal of Advanced Nursing

Study Offers Insight Into State of Nurses’ Work Environments

Results from AACN’s fourth national survey of critical care nurses indicate work environments have improved overall but areas of concern persist, including staffing, job satisfaction and workplace abuse.

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Critical Care Nurse

Rutgers Promotes Safe Patient Handling Practices to Reduce Health Care Worker Injuries

Nurses, nurse aids, orderlies, emergency medical technicians and physical and occupational therapists have some of the highest numbers of nonfatal occupational injuries. Chronic back pain and musculoskeletal injuries resulting from unsafe patient han...

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– Rutgers School of Public Health


The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) Ranks No.1 by U.S. News & World Report

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) maintains its standing as the nation’s top accredited graduate nursing program, ranking No. 1 for both its master’s and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs in U.S. News & World Report’s (USN&WR)...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Rush University Receives High Grades from U.S. News

Rush University earned high rankings in the U.S. News & World Report's 2020 edition of Best Graduate Schools: Two College of Nursing programs were ranked as the best in the nation and Rush University has eight graduate programs ranked in the top five...

– Rush University Medical Center

Columbia School of Nursing Researchers Awarded Two Grants From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Unit

Grants Totaling $3.73 Million Will Support Research To Improve Infection Prevention in Hospitals and Strengthen Patient Care Through Social Networks in Medical Home Settings

– Columbia University Irving Medical Center

FAU Launches New Second-degree, Part-Time Bachelor of Science in Nursing Track

FAU’s new BSN degree is designed to prepare working professionals with a bachelor’s degree or higher in another discipline, as professional nurses who are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses to secure...

– Florida Atlantic University

Penn Nursing Ranked #1 Nursing School in the World Four Years Running

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) remains the number one nursing school in the world according to a recent ranking by QS World University. The rankings highlight the world’s top universities in 48 different subject are...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

ARN President-Elect Barbara J. Lutz, Recognized by the American Heart Association for Stroke Caregiver Readiness Model

ARN President-Elect Barbara J. Lutz was honored with the Stroke Article of the Year Award.

– Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Edward J. Benz Jr., MD, Named Member of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Advisory Board

Edward J. Benz Jr., MD, joins the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) Nursing Advisory Board bringing extensive experience and perspective as a leader in academia, internal medicine, mentorship, and research. He is the Richard and Susan Smith Dis...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

ARN Leaders Participate on World Health Organization Rehabilitation Competency Framework Steering Group

Announcement of ARN leaders' involvement in WHO Competency Framework Steering Group

– Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

SBUH Appoints New Chief Nursing Officer

Stony Brook University Hospital has appointed Julie Mirkin, DNP, MA, RN, as the Chief Nursing Officer, effective February 7.

– Stony Brook Medicine

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Executive Track Ranked No. 1 by

The Executive track of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program has been ranked No. 1 among the top 25 online DNP programs for 2019 by This adds to the growing list of the school’s top r...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Higher Education Events

Mock hospital allows UAH's nursing students to practice rescuing “patients” under pressure

The Leadership and Management in Nursing course, offered by UAH’s College of Nursing, includes a "mock hospital" experience that allows faculty members to assess the students’ clinical skills and critical thinking abilities prior to launching the...

– University of Alabama Huntsville

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– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing





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