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Newswise: Assessing Cognitive Function at Hospital Discharge Helps Identify Post-ICU Needs
27-Jun-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Assessing Cognitive Function at Hospital Discharge Helps Identify Post-ICU Needs
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Researchers at Montefiore Medical Center found that about 30% of ICU survivors could not complete a simple screening assessment for cognitive impairment at hospital discharge. About 47% of those who were able to complete the assessment scored at a level consistent with severe cognitive impairment.

Newswise:Video Embedded aacn-rounds-with-leadership-moving-beyond-the-pandemic
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Released: 29-Jun-2022 12:00 PM EDT
AACN Rounds with Leadership: Moving Beyond the Pandemic
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Responding to COVID-19 has had a transformative impact on what we teach, how we teach, and how we practice. Nursing programs moved quickly to adapt curriculum to ensure that graduating nurses at all levels are better prepared to respond to current and future public health emergencies.

Newswise: María de los Ángeles Ortega to Lead Nursing 
Clinical Care for Vulnerable Populations
Released: 29-Jun-2022 8:30 AM EDT
María de los Ángeles Ortega to Lead Nursing Clinical Care for Vulnerable Populations
Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Ortega’s newest role as associate dean of clinical practice now places her at the helm of clinical care for both the Green Memory and Wellness Center and the FAU and Northwest Community Health Alliance's Community Health Center (FAU/NCHA CHC), operated by the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. She will collaborate with FAU/NCHA CHC executive director Karethy Edwards, Dr.PH, APRN, professor and associate dean for academic programs; and clinical director Desiree’ T. Weems, APRN, a certified nurse practitioner.

Released: 27-Jun-2022 1:45 PM EDT
The latest expert commentary on SCOTUS decisions, including the overturn of Roe v. Wade
Newswise

The latest expert commentary and research on SCOTUS decisions, including the overturn of Roe v. Wade

Released: 24-Jun-2022 2:25 PM EDT
Top 4 Gun Violence Experts List
Newswise

Checkout Newswise list of top four Gun Control/Gun Violence Experts from leading universities, colleges and institutions, spreading awareness about gun violence.

Released: 23-Jun-2022 2:55 PM EDT
Novel Sleep Education Learning Modules Developed for Nurse Practitioners
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Sleep health is increasingly recognized as important to overall health, and sleep disturbances and disorders are clinical problems that require diagnosis and management. But when patients present with symptoms and concerns about their sleep disturbances, they often do so to healthcare providers who are not sleep specialists.

Newswise: Exploring Radiation-Induced Toxicities from a Nursing Perspective
Released: 22-Jun-2022 11:30 AM EDT
Exploring Radiation-Induced Toxicities from a Nursing Perspective
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Dorothy N. Pierce, DNP, NP-C, CRN, CBCN, a nurse practitioner in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, highlights the role of advanced practice nurses (APNs) in providing supportive care for patients experiencing radiation proctitis.

Released: 14-Jun-2022 3:15 PM EDT
"Yes, optimists live longer" and more research news on Aging for media
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Aging channel on Newswise, a free source for journalists.

Newswise: Penn Nursing Launches New Online Master of Science in Nutrition Science
Released: 14-Jun-2022 10:50 AM EDT
Penn Nursing Launches New Online Master of Science in Nutrition Science
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) is launching a new, online Master of Science in Nutrition Science (MSNS) program. The 10-course interdisciplinary program has been in the works for the past 25 years. The MSNS will foster a formidable grounding in Nutrition Science to support innovation in nutritional management and research and enhance research skills to advance this work.

Released: 9-Jun-2022 10:45 AM EDT
National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists Receives Re-accreditation From Two Accrediting Bodies
National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists

NBCRNA Continued Professional Certification and Non-Surgical Pain Management programs are re-accredited for the maximum five-year period.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Group 
Welcomes Certified Nurse Midwife Carole Shipman
Released: 8-Jun-2022 3:30 PM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Group Welcomes Certified Nurse Midwife Carole Shipman
Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center

Pascack Valley Medical Group has announced that Carole Shipman, MSN, CNM, RN, CLC has joined the practice, adding midwifery to the medical group’s offerings.

Released: 8-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Access to Quality Anesthesia Care Increased for Maryland Patients
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

Maryland patients now have increased access to safe, affordable care with the enacting of HB55. The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) applauds the new law, as it expands the scope of practice for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), granting them the authority to order and prescribe medications, including controlled substances.

Released: 8-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Access to Quality Anesthesia Care Increased for Maryland Patients
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

Maryland patients now have increased access to safe, affordable care with the enacting of HB55. The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) applauds the new law, as it expands the scope of practice for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), granting them the authority to order and prescribe medications, including controlled substances.

Released: 7-Jun-2022 4:05 PM EDT
EVENT ADVISORY/REQUEST FOR COVERAGE Caregiving NOW: An initiative to address the caregiving crisis in the United States
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Join Penn Nursing for a year-long webinar series exploring innovative solutions to the caregiving crisis in the United States. This webinar series is the first step of a two-year plan to uncover promising innovations for testing.

Newswise: SBAR Tool Adds Structure to ICU Communication
24-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
SBAR Tool Adds Structure to ICU Communication
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Duke University Medical Center improved communication and collaboration between nurses and advanced practice providers in an ICU, with a standardized template to guide conversations. The effort also contributed to an improved sense of teamwork and other unexpected positive outcomes.

Released: 31-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Eye-movement Tracking Glasses Are Used To Evaluate Mental Stress in First Naturalistic Study of Critical Care Nurses
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

New research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows that the mental workload of intensive care unit nurses can successfully be evaluated using eye-movement tracking glasses.

Released: 31-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
American Society of Anesthesiologists Calls for Removal of Divisive Anti-Physician Goal from NAM Clinician Well-Being Collaborative Document
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) urges the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) to remove the action item in its Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience document that calls for the removal of physician supervision requirements that protect patients.

Released: 26-May-2022 12:35 PM EDT
AACN Board Chair Cynthia McCurren Testifies Before House Appropriations Subcommittee to Request Continued Support for Nursing Education and Research
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Dr. Cynthia McCurren, Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), appeared before the House Appropriation Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies to discuss the importance of elevated funding for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). Her testimony is part of the Subcommittee’s public witness hearing, where members of Congress hear from leaders throughout the nation on the importance of funding various federal programs. Specifically, Dr. McCurren requested at least $530 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and at least $210 million for NINR in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023.

Released: 26-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Donations from Professional Baseball Healthcare Providers Support 80+ Nurses on Path to CCRN, PCCN Certification
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

More than 80 progressive care and critical care nurses have been awarded scholarships to support their pursuit of CCRN or PCCN specialty nursing certification, thanks to donations to the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses from two groups of professional baseball healthcare providers.


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