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  • Two nurse's aides plead guilty to identity theft

    10/12/2013 6:01:32 AM PDT · by csvset · 11 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | October 12, 2013 | Scott Daugherty
    NORFOLK Two former Sentara Healthcare nurse's aides improperly accessed the personal information of about 3,700 patients as part of an elaborate identity theft scheme that netted more than $116,000, according to hospital officials. Sentara Healthcare's chief privacy officer, Greg Burkhart, announced the scope of the data breach Friday after the second of the two men pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to defraud the government. Although court documents indicate fewer than 250 people fell victim to the scheme, Burkhart said federal investigators have forwarded to the hospital evidence the two men had information on thousands of patients. "We...
  • 65-Year-Old Man Says Nurse in Her 20s Raped Him at Philadelphia Hospital

    03/31/2013 8:19:14 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 97 replies
    NYDN ^ | Friday, March 29, 2013 | Philip Caulfield /
    65-year-old man says nurse in her 20s raped him at Philadelphia hospital The man claims the woman assaulted him on Feb. 27 while he was at Temple University Hospital recovering from a motorcycle accident. A 65-year-old man says a young female nurse raped him while he was recovering from a motorcycle accident at a Philadelphia hospital last month. The man, who has not been identified, said a Temple University Hospital nurse in her 20s entered his room at around 3:30 a.m. on Feb. 27, offered to bathe him and then sexually assaulted him in a bathroom, NBC Philadelphia reported. Police...
  • Freeze on foreign nurses as NHS chiefs admit they have no idea how many lied about qualifications

    03/10/2013 11:17:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/10/13 | Jo Mcfarlane
    An NHS watchdog has imposed a recruitment freeze on foreign nurses amid fears that workers could have faked documents to get jobs in British hospitals. Nursing regulators admit they do not know how many immigrant workers could have fraudulently secured frontline health positions after faking evidence of their qualifications, experience or identity. The freeze means that around 160 nurses are being prevented from filling vacancies in already stretched NHS units, while the Nursing and Midwifery Council conducts the urgent investigation into its own failings. The astonishing disclosure comes after a week in which the regulator was heavily criticised by MPs.
  • PHOTOS - World War II Army Nurses Wearing Gas Masks

    01/22/2013 6:50:43 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    Retronaut & Adventures in Genealogy | Retronaut & Adventures in Genealogy
    Members of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps advance through a cloud of smoke during a gas mask drill, 1942. U.S. Army Nurse Corps members in formation. World War II Army Nurses onning their gas masks. Mary Brown, Nurse and Soldier
  • Concord Woman Named 'Extreme Huntress 2012'

    03/27/2012 12:24:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012
    Woman won online essay contest and popular voteA Bay Area woman has just claimed an award even she didn't expect: Extreme Huntress of 2012. Think of it as the "Miss America" of the hunting community. It's a big deal. Concord resident Tiffany Brewer recently won the nationwide contest, sponsored by Tahoe Films and Tom Opre, host of the NBC Sports outdoors show "Eye of the Hunter." Entrants had to submit a 500-word essay on why they considered themselves the Extreme Huntress. Ten finalists were chosen based on their essays, then it was up to popular online vote to determine the...
  • Video: Saudi Arabia to Probe 'Dancing Nurses' (YouTube - Asian Nurses at Hospital Birthday Party)

    01/12/2012 6:24:23 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Emirates 24 7 ^ | Thursday, January 12, 2012 | YouTube/Staff
    Video: Saudi Arabia to probe 'dancing nurses' U-Tube (sic) video shows Asian nurses dancing during birthday party at hospital Saudi health authorities have opened an investigation into three films published on U-Tube showing Asian nurses dancing at a mixed-gender birthday party inside a government hospital. The three separate films showed several male and female nurses were involved in the concert that included music and dances, which are strictly banned at Saudi hospitals and other public facilities. The films showed the party was held at King Fahd Hospital in the eastern town of Hofouf and the participants were apparently from the...
  • (Goddess) Belgian Nurse Who Saved American Soldiers During Battle of Bulge Honored 67 Years Later

    12/12/2011 7:06:39 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    AP ^ | December 12, 2011 | SLOBODAN LEKIC
    <p>BRUSSELS (AP) -- A Belgian nurse who saved the lives of hundreds of American soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge at the end of World War II was given a U.S. award for valor Monday - 67 years late.</p>
  • ABSOLUTE Praise!!!!!

    06/29/2011 12:11:14 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 25 replies
    29 June 2011 | US Navy Vet
    My wife PASSED Her Iowa LPN Boards AND....
  • Tampa woman saves man's life, then finishes triathlon

    05/01/2011 2:54:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | May 1, 2011 | Kameel Stanley
    ST. PETERSBURG — A Tampa woman saved the life of a man who had a heart attack during a triathlon Saturday morning, race officials said. Teresa McCoy, 37, was just about to finish the bike portion of the Meek and Mighty Triathlon, part of the annual St. Anthony's Triathlon events, when she saw two police officers huddled over a fellow rider along Bayshore Drive. McCoy recognized the middle-aged man as runner No. 100. The two had chatted briefly before the start of the race. McCoy, a nurse at Tampa General Hospital's cardiac lab, was No. 96. With other riders speeding...
  • Vanderbilt Abandons Policy Forcing Nursing Students to Do Abortions

    01/12/2011 3:39:18 PM PST · by julieee · 3 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 12, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Vanderbilt Abandons Policy Forcing Nursing Students to Do Abortions Nashville, TN -- After a pro-life legal group filed a complaint against Vanderbilt University for a policy requiring incoming nursing students to assist in abortions, the college has caved and modified the policy. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/01/12/vanderbilt-abandons-policy-forcing-nursing-students-to-do-abortions/
  • Danbury nurse, shot at work, files intent to sue Newtown Police (Shot in Danbury)

    09/08/2010 6:44:25 AM PDT · by raybbr · 5 replies
    NewsTimes.com ^ | 9/6/2010 | Robert Miller
    NEWTOWN -- Andy Hull -- the Bethel nurse and former Marine shot three times while on the job at Danbury Hospital in March -- has notified the town of Newtown that he may sue if because of the way town police dealt with the 86-year-old man accused of shooting Hull. Attorney Daniel Rosen, of New Haven, filed the papers last week informing the town of Hull's intent to sue. Rosen represents Hull and his wife Erica. Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra confirmed Monday that the town has received the notice of intent to sue and has referred the matter to...
  • Controversy in Saudi Arabia over Fatwa Permitting Breastfeeding of Adults

    08/22/2010 7:58:35 PM PDT · by SJackson · 59 replies · 2+ views
    Memri ^ | 8-22-10
    Controversy in Saudi Arabia over Fatwa Permitting Breastfeeding of Adults By: Y. Admon* Introduction Sheikh 'Abd Al-Muhsin Al-'Obikan, an advisor at the Saudi Justice Ministry, recently issued a fatwa allowing the breastfeeding of adults. The fatwa is aimed at enabling an unrelated man and woman to be secluded in the same room, a situation which Islam considers forbidden gender mixing. The rationale behind the fatwa is that breastfeeding creates a bond of kinship between the man and woman, rendering the man her mahram,[1] thus making it acceptable for them to be together in seclusion. The fatwa created a stir...
  • NY Hospital Apologizes to Nurses Punished for Refusing to Facilitate Abortion (Right, and?)

    05/05/2010 12:04:31 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 323+ views
    Life Site News ^ | Wednesday May 5, 2010 | Kathleen Gilbert
    Wednesday May 5, 2010 NY Hospital Apologizes to Nurses Punished for Refusing to Facilitate Abortion Hospital conscience policy still illegal? By Kathleen GilbertNEW YORK, April 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The president of a New York hospital has reversed punishment against eight nurses who refused to take part in an abortion, and has issued an apology to some of them, reported Newsday on Thursday. However, there remains question as to whether the hospital would have persisted in coercing the nurses, in conflict with New York and federal law, had the patient's case been accurately deemed an "emergency situation.""We erred in our...
  • Nurses who refused to assist in abortion disciplined

    04/25/2010 9:56:44 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 22 replies · 1,088+ views
    licatholic.org ^ | April 14, 2010 | PETE SHEEHAN
    EAST MEADOW — Eight nurses who refused to participate in an abortion at Nassau University Medical Center here March 31 are resisting disciplinary action levied on them by hospital officials. “This is a horrendous situation,” said one of the labor/delivery nurses disciplined who asked that her name not be used. She and the others, she said, had signed paperwork at the time they began working there stipulating that they would not be required to assist in abortions but have often faced pressure to do so. Some of the nurses involved have lost vacation time and others have their cases still...
  • RP urged to maximize potential as medical tourism, retirement hub in Asia (Philippines)

    03/07/2010 5:26:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 150+ views
    The Business Mirror ^ | February 18, 2010 | Jonathan L. Mayuga
    THE Philippines should maximize its potential as a medical tourism, wellness and retirement hub in Asia, experts said. Medical tourism alone is projected to be a $188-billion industry by 2013, as more and more people seek quality health care overseas. Medical tourism in the Philippines is quietly but surely bringing benefits into the country. More than revenue, the benefits of medical tourism, wellness and retirement combined are larger, more substantial and more long-term than what can be quantified simply in financial terms, Sanjiv Malik, a renowned guru in medical tourism in India, told reporters during a press conference at the...
  • Nursing in Name Only

    02/04/2010 6:23:38 AM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 135+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | February 4, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Nursing in Name Only Malcolm A. Kline, February 4, 2010 Boston College has appeared to have taken the ultimate step in breaking with Catholic doctrine. “Questions are being raised over the fact that Boston College has hired a former Planned Parenthood employee to be a nursing professor at the school,” onenewsnow.com reported on December 14, 2009. “The hiring is problematic for some Catholics because Dr. Allyssa Harris worked previously at two Planned Parenthood abortion clinics in Massachusetts and North Carolina.” “The fact that Boston College, a theoretically Catholic institution, is employing her is antithetical,” Michael Barnett of the American Life...
  • Everett nursing home accused of neglect after death of man, 97

    10/17/2009 3:01:09 AM PDT · by iowamark · 62 replies · 1,833+ views
    Everett (Washington) Herald ^ | 10/16/2009 | Diana Hefley
    EVERETT, WA — An Everett nursing home is being accused of neglecting a 97-year-old man and allowing his penis to slowly rot off. A lawsuit was filed against the Everett Rehabilitation and Care Center earlier this week. The lawsuit alleges that nursing home staff failed to adequately care for a patient who had developed penile cancer. The man died March 31, 2008, about two weeks after he was rushed to the emergency room and doctors made the grim discovery. They were the first to report that the man's penis had disintegrated, Seattle attorney James Gooding said Thursday. “They were shocked...
  • Illinois Nursing Homes Mix Felons, Seniors[Errors And Omissions Understate Criminal Records]

    10/03/2009 5:12:29 AM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies · 696+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 29, 2009 | By David Jackson and Gary Marx
    An elderly woman is raped in her room, and police arrest a 21-year-old ex-convict with acute psychiatric problems. When the victim is interviewed by investigators five days later, she shakes with fear. A frail man blind in one eye is slashed in the throat by a gang member, police say. About a year earlier, the same assailant allegedly had stabbed him in the face with an ice pick. A man in a wheelchair dies of head injuries so severe that his doctor says it looked like he was hit with a baseball bat. One of the suspects is a 24-year-old...
  • Waking Up Is Hard To Do

    09/22/2009 5:15:23 AM PDT · by Shimmer1 · 16 replies · 637+ views
    A group of anesthesiologists sing a cute parody.
  • Nurse forced to participate in abortion, speaks out

    07/29/2009 6:54:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies · 1,290+ views
    cna ^ | July 29, 2009
    New York City, N.Y., Jul 28, 2009 / 05:12 am (CNA).- "It felt like a horror film unfolding," said Catherina Cenzon-DeCarlo, the Brooklyn nurse who says she was forced to aid an abortion against her will. Now Cenzon-DeCarlo is speaking out, describing the terror she felt as she was asked to sacrifice her religious convictions for the sake of her job.Catherina Cenzon-DeCarlo, a devout Catholic, says she has been having nightmares and difficulty sleeping ever since the incident took place on May 24, reports the New York Post."I couldn't believe that this could happen," Cenzon-DeCarlo told the Post, describing how...
  • UK: Royal College of Nursing drops opposition to assisted suicide

    07/24/2009 8:20:19 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies · 329+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/24/2009 | Rebecca Smith
    Royal College of Nursing has become the only major medical insistutions to withdraw its opposition to assisted dying to neutral meaning it will neither support nor oppose a change in the law. The College, which represents 400,000 members, has now adopted a neutral stance after a three month consultation. The deaths of Sir Edward Downes and his wife Lady Downes at Dignitas clinic in Switzerland reignited the debate over the so-called right-to-die. The case was particularly controversial as although Lady Downes, 74, was suffering from terminal illness, Sir Edward was not, 85. Earlier this month an amendment to the Coroners...
  • Calls to ban 'nasty, racist' BNP members from nursing (UK)

    04/22/2009 2:06:49 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 15 replies · 1,036+ views
    www.nursingtimes.net ^ | April 21, 2009
    Members of the BNP should be banned from being nurses, according to a motion passed at Unison’s Health Care Service Group Conference today. Delegates voted unanimously in favour of the motion, submitted by the National Nursing Sector, which calls for a law to prevent BNP members becoming nurses. It also calls for support from the NMC, which states that nurses should not discriminate against patients on the basis of race, but does not ban BNP membership outright. Proposing the motion, Mick McKeown, nursing sector committee member, said that the racist views of the BNP were incompatible with the public service...
  • Pay Incentives Help Military Avoid Nursing Shortage

    03/20/2009 4:37:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 349+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 20, 2009 – The Army, Navy and Air Force nurse corps are highly trained, capable and critical to the wartime mission of each service, the corps’ leaders told a congressional committee this week. The Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee heard testimony March 18 from the services’ nursing chiefs. Each reported a healthy force that plays a vital role in maintaining the health of America’s servicemembers and saving lives on the battlefield. Despite a nationwide nursing shortage, all three services have had success in recruiting and retaining nurses, the leaders said. New incentive and training programs will help boost...
  • 20 ways to Happy, Healthy Breastfeeding

    03/16/2009 8:11:12 PM PDT · by Utah Baby Guide · 47 replies · 1,454+ views
    Utah Baby Guide ^ | March 10, 2009 | Michele Leigh Carnesecca, RN, IBCLC
    As I work with new mothers in the hospital, I often hear comments like, “nursing my baby scares me more than labor.” During pregnancy, you have probably been inundated with unwanted (and usually inaccurate) advice about breastfeeding, so it’s no wonder that you are terrified to nurse. These 20 simple tips will help you to relax, forget about the myths you have heard and enjoy your breastfeeding experience. 1. Get support Good support is imperative for new nursing mothers. The key is to find support from someone who really knows what they are talking about and from someone who is...
  • US healthcare system pinched by nursing shortage

    03/08/2009 7:35:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies · 1,840+ views
    ABS-CBN News / Reuters ^ | March 9, 2009
    The U.S. healthcare system is pinched by a persistent nursing shortage that threatens the quality of patient care even as tens of thousands of people are turned away from nursing schools, according to experts. The shortage has drawn the attention of President Barack Obama. During a White House meeting on Thursday to promote his promised healthcare system overhaul, Obama expressed alarm over the notion that the United States might have to import trained foreign nurses because so many U.S. nursing jobs are unfilled. Democratic U.S. Representative Lois Capps, a former school nurse, said meaningful healthcare overhaul cannot occur without fixing...
  • 'Right to die' can become a 'duty to die'

    02/22/2009 7:22:21 AM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies · 959+ views
    Telegraph.Co.Uk ^ | 21 Feb 2009 | Wesley Smith
    Imagine that you have lung cancer. It has been in remission, but tests show the cancer has returned and is likely to be terminal. Still, there is some hope. Chemotherapy could extend your life, if not save it. You ask to begin treatment. But you soon receive more devastating news. A letter from the government informs you that the cost of chemotherapy is deemed an unjustified expense for the limited extra time it would provide. However, the government is not without compassion. You are informed that whenever you are ready, it will gladly pay for your assisted suicide.
  • New babies never grow old for veteran nurse

    02/08/2009 2:07:14 AM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 418+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | Wichita, Feb 7, 2009 | Fred Solis
    New babies never grow old for veteran nurse By Fred Solis Linda Pulliam / Photo Credit: Catholic Advance Wichita, Feb 7, 2009 / 01:52 pm (CNA).- Even after 18 years working as a registered nurse in labor and delivery, Linda Pulliam never tires of the excitement and joy of bringing new lives into the world each day."When they are born it’s just a miracle, and it never gets old," Linda Pulliam, a registered nurse at the NewLife Center at Via Christi Regional Medical Center said. "It’s an exciting place to work because grandma and grandpa are waiting outside the door...
  • Victory for Christian Nurse Facing Sack for Offering to Pray for Patient

    02/07/2009 7:10:47 AM PST · by GonzoII · 21 replies · 707+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | WESTON, U.K. February 6, 2009
    Friday February 6, 2009 Victory for Christian Nurse Facing Sack for Offering to Pray for Patient WESTON, U.K. February 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Caroline Petrie, the nurse from Weston-super-Mare who was suspended without pay for asking a patient whether she would like to be prayed for, was reinstated by North Somerset Primary Care Trust last night. The dramatic turn-around by North Somerset Primary Care Trust comes days after extensive media coverage and news reports which revealed that Mrs. Petrie, a born again Christian and mother of two, was suspended after her employers discovered that she had asked a patient...
  • Nursing industry: Please accept a job with us

    01/09/2009 5:23:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies · 2,435+ views
    Denver Post / The Associated Press ^ | January 9, 2009 | Dinesh Ramde
    MILWAUKEE — Please, please accept a high-paying job with us. In fact, just swing by for an interview and we'll give you a chance to win cash and prizes. Sounds too good to be true, especially in an economy riddled with job cuts in nearly every industry. But applicants for nursing jobs are still so scarce that recruiters have been forced to get increasingly inventive. One Michigan company literally rolled out a red carpet at a recent hiring event. Residential Home Health, which provides in-home nursing for seniors on Medicare, lavished registered nurses and other health care workers with free...
  • Welcome To ACORN General Hospital

    12/15/2008 12:24:46 AM PST · by neverdem · 57 replies · 3,104+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 15, 2008 | Carol Peracchio
    I've been a registered nurse for 30 years, so the future of American health care is one of my greatest concerns. Now that Mr. Obama has won the election, I decided to investigate what may be facing patients and health care workers. I started my research at Barack Obama's website and his Plan for a Healthy America. What a waste of time.  It read like a treatise from a beauty pageant contestant. What kind of medical expertise does Barack have? Remember this youtube  where his teleprompter malfunctioned?  He stumbled through an excruciatingly inept explanation of how health care costs can...
  • NM Dept. Of Health Recommends Breastfeeding After Infant Dies Of Rare Illness

    12/05/2008 6:47:37 PM PST · by Oyarsa · 15 replies · 641+ views
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- A New Mexico infant is dead and another is getting treatment at a hospital for a rare illness called enterobacter sakazakii. The New Mexico Department of Health said the illness is sometimes associated with baby formula. A baby boy in Otero County has died from the bloodstream and central nervous system infection. Now the state is advising safe ways to feed infants, including breastfeeding. “We're doing lab tests right now we're working with the Centers for Disease Control, and the Food and Drug Administration to look at every possible avenue. Right now it hasn't been linked...
  • Police Illegally Taped Nursing Home Sex, Wisconsin Court Rules

    09/14/2008 12:43:42 PM PDT · by BGHater · 55 replies · 539+ views
    AP ^ | 11 Sep 2008 | AP
    <p>Police who videotaped a man having sex with his comatose wife in her nursing home room violated his constitutional rights, an appeals court ruled Thursday.</p> <p>David W. Johnson, 59, had an expectation to privacy when he visited his wife, a stroke victim, at Divine Savior Nursing Home in Portage, the District 4 Court of Appeals ruled. Therefore, police violated his constitutional rights against unreasonable searches when they installed a hidden video camera in the room, the court said.</p>
  • US Pediatric Nursing Journal Toys with Condoning Infanticide

    07/17/2008 7:44:14 PM PDT · by cpforlife.org · 22 replies · 1,463+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Thursday July 17, 2008 | Hilary White
    Writes countries must continue to examine the moral, medical, ethical and legal aspects of direct killing of disabled infants By Hilary White July 17, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A professional journal for pediatric nurses has produced an article examining the ethics of infanticide according to the Dutch Groningen Protocol. The Protocol permits the killing of babies in the Netherlands on the judgement of a physician based on "quality of life" criteria. The article, appearing in the May-June 2008 edition of the Journal of Pediatric Nursing, and jointly authored by J. Catlin and Renee Novakovich, talks about the effects of the Protocol...
  • Nurses Step Up Efforts to Protect Against Attacks

    07/07/2008 10:39:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 129+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 8, 2008 | DAVID TULLER
    Karen Coughlin, a psychiatric nurse in Taunton, Mass., remembers the evening four years ago when her 14-year-old son asked her if any patients had tried to kill her that day. “I was astounded, but he was serious because he’d heard about co-workers going to the hospital for injuries,” Ms. Coughlin said. “I’ve been hit, I’ve been kicked and spit on. I’ve had a knife pulled on me. I love what I do and many of the patients I work with, but I don’t love the conditions I work in.” Three years ago, an enraged patient — 6 feet 4 inches...
  • Nurse Charged With Injecting Patients With Bleach

    05/31/2008 8:21:10 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 5 replies · 59+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/31/08 | Associated Press
    A former nurse accused of intentionally injecting bleach into two patients at a dialysis center was arrested Friday, police said. Two witnesses said they saw Kimberly Clark Saenz, 34, draw bleach into syringes and inject it into two patients' dialysis lines at the DaVita Dialysis Center on April 28, Lufkin police said in a statement. Both patients survived, but one required treatment at a hospital, police said.
  • Nursing "Can't Move On" Until it Addresses its Nazi Eugenics Past...and Present

    04/09/2008 4:13:18 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 72+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/9/08 | Hilary White
    HULL, UK, April 9, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In Hitler's Germany, long before 1939, vulnerable patients in nursing homes, insane asylums and orphanages were being killed by medical practitioners, including nurses, in the Nazi eugenics programme Aktion T4 that some estimate killed as many as 200,000 to 250,000 people. Next week, Linda Shields, a professor of nursing at Hull University in Yorkshire, will give a speech outlining the implications for the profession today of the participation of nurses in the Nazi programme. Professor Shields will speak at the Royal College of Nursing's Annual Research conference on the implications today of the...
  • Bosom Bullies (Dear Prudence re breastfeeding busybodies)

    02/14/2008 8:41:28 PM PST · by Huntress · 6 replies · 405+ views
    Slate.com ^ | 2/14/2008 | Dear Prudence
    Dear Prudie, I am a first-time mother to a beautiful 11-week-old boy. Right after having him, I was visited in my hospital room by a "lactation consultant." This person pulled out my chart without asking me and said, "I see you had a breast reduction done 10 years ago. That was extremely selfish of you."
  • FReeper Nurses need help (CARE PLANS!!!)

    01/31/2008 7:20:16 PM PST · by cyborg · 14 replies · 109+ views
    Monday I start doing care plans. The next week is clinicals and I have do a care plan for each one of my patients and I'm feeling a little 'intimidated'. Want to know what your first care plan experience was like,etc.etc.etc. and some pointers for doing mine.
  • Touching Base

    12/16/2007 3:51:04 AM PST · by 60Gunner · 39 replies · 135+ views
    12/16/2007 | 60Gunner
    I was recently shadowed by a high school senior during a couple of shifts. She was considering becoming a nurse and had an interest in Emergency Nursing. She followed me as I provided care for patients with a broad spectrum of problems- from a known narcotic seeker who demanded (read: screamed) that we address his pain, to a homeless patient with a peritonsilar abscess and no access to continuity of care, to a nonogenarian woman who suffered cardiac arrest and whose family had kept her on "full code" (all measures to maintain life) status because they could not let her...
  • The NHS wins when its patients die (U.K. National Health Service)

    10/13/2007 10:58:59 AM PDT · by Stoat · 25 replies · 154+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | October 13, 2007 | Charles Moore
    The NHS wins when its patients die By Charles Moore  Last Updated: 12:01am BST 13/10/2007     Florence Nightingale's famous Notes on Nursing, published in 1859, state that "the greater part of nursing consists in cleanliness". In my edition, the foreword points out that much of Miss Nightingale's writing, excellent though it is, is now out of date. In particular, the need for cleanliness is well understood. That foreword was written in 1946.Now it is 2007, and we learn that nurses in the hospitals run by the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust told patients suffering from diarrhoea to "go in...
  • Nursing Mom Sues for Extra Exam Ti

    09/12/2007 9:32:27 PM PDT · by FoxInSocks · 39 replies · 826+ views
    AP via FOX News ^ | September 12, 2007 | Karen Matthews
    NEW YORK — A new mother who wants extra breaks so she can pump milk during a nine-hour medical licensing exam has asked a judge to settle her dispute with the board that administers the test. Sophie Currier, 33, requested additional break time during the test, saying that if she does not nurse her 4-month-old daughter, Lea, or pump breast milk every two to three hours, she risks medical complications. The exam allows a total of just 45 minutes in breaks, and the National Board of Medical Examiners has refused to give Currier the extra time she says she needs....
  • Applebee's Discriminates Against Breastfeeding

    08/29/2007 6:18:24 PM PDT · by YoungKentuckyConservative · 548 replies · 7,556+ views
    Kentucky.com ^ | 8/29/07 | Linda B. Blackford
    In June, Brooke Ryan walked into a Nicholasville Road Applebee's restaurant to celebrate an anniversary lunch with her children. She walked out humiliated, in tears and without the lunch. But the incident over breast-feeding her 7-month-old son at Applebee's has spurred the soft-spoken 34-year-old to start a public awareness campaign on the rights of breast-feeding women in Kentucky. "On a small scale, I want Applebee's to change its policy," Ryan said. "On a large scale ... I want breast-feeding to be accepted." The dispute with Applebee's began June 14. Ryan chose a booth in the back of the restaurant away...
  • Rottweiler Steps in as Mom for Kitten (w/ video)

    08/23/2007 1:28:02 PM PDT · by ellery · 82 replies · 1,821+ views
    WFMZ-TV ^ | 08-22-2007
    A kitten needed help and got it from an unusual source that came to the rescue. Meet Jade -- a three-year-old Rottweiler with a soft-spot for cats. The kitten was just a few days old when its mother died. So, Jade stepped in. She never had any pups of her own. But, surprisingly, she was able to start nursing the kitten. Veterinarians say that's rare, but it can happen.
  • Michael Schiavo's Alleged History of Deceit, Accusation and Abuse

    07/25/2007 4:10:07 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies · 1,029+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/25/07 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    CLEARWATER, FL, July 25, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A North Country Gazette exclusive alleges, with evidence, that Michael Schiavo, who ordered the starvation of his wife Terry Schiavo in 2005, has a history of hostility towards co-workers, stalking women, vindictiveness and general unprofessional behavior. Last year, the Gazetter reports, Schiavo was involved in a complex tangle of accusations against co-workers at the Pinellas County Jail. The first alleged incident occurred on July 31, when co-worker Diane Cross illegally gave prescription medication, a muscle relaxant called Robaxin, to nursing supervisor David Richardson in order to alleviate his extreme back pain. Schiavo did...
  • A Prescription for the Nursing Shortage [THE FRED THOMPSON REPORT]

    06/13/2007 1:55:13 PM PDT · by Squidpup · 62 replies · 1,368+ views
    ABC Radio Networks ^ | June 13, 2007 | Sen. Fred Dalton Thompson
    A Prescription for the Nursing Shortage Click here to launch the Podcast Player It’s funny how historic events can have unexpected impacts many decades after memories have begun to fade. America, in fact, is facing a crisis in the next few years that could be traced directly to actions in Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Many young people today have no idea of the scale of World War II -- and I expect it explains why some are impatient regarding the War on Terror. It's hard to fathom now, but nearly 20 million Americans served their country in that conflict....
  • Robot Teachers for USA Nursing Institute (WEIRD!)

    06/07/2007 1:29:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 708+ views
    ITnews.com ^ | 7 June 2007 | Thomas Claburn
    Robot teachers for USA nursing institute By Thomas Claburn 7 June 2007 12:15 AEST General News Educators annoyed by the mental absence of gadget-engaged students now have their revenge: they can be physically absent while they teach. The Nursing Institute of West Central Ohio today said it would begin using the Remote Presence Robotic System (RP-7) to allow nursing faculty to teach from remote locations. Debi Sampsel, executive director of the institute, said in a statement that the RP-7 would help alleviate a shortage of nursing faculty. "As baby boomer nurses in education approach retirement, this technology will provide them...
  • Nursing Beyond Mere Science

    05/05/2007 1:42:23 PM PDT · by 60Gunner · 68 replies · 1,079+ views
    5/4/07 | 60Gunner
    God has a way of bringing patients into my life who serve to remind me of what this nursing stuff is all about. Through these encounters, He restores my sense of the holy purpose of nursing. Without this sense of altruism, nursing becomes nothing more than an application of mere science and aesthetics; The patient is reduced to nothing more than a problem to be fixed- the "kidney stone in room 3"- rather than a human being in need of care. Dealing with malingerers and drug-seekers on a daily basis tends to make me more cynical and suspicious than I...
  • Nursing course graduates first class

    02/23/2007 5:36:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 351+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Angela McKinzie
    Graduates of the Preparatory Iraqi Nursing Course take a moment to smile for the camera after receiving their certificates of training at the Civil Military Operations Center at the Victory Base Complex, Feb. 19. There were 18 Iraqi females who graduated from the PINC. VICTORY BASE COMPLEX -- Eighteen Iraqi women have successfully graduated from the first Preparatory Iraqi Nursing Course at the Civil Military Operations Center located in the Victory Base Complex in Baghdad, Feb. 19. “This is a happy day for me,” said Amel Hadi, a PINC graduate. “I always wanted to be able to help people and...
  • Let Me Re-Phrase That...

    02/15/2007 9:37:41 AM PST · by 60Gunner · 31 replies · 906+ views
    60Gunner
    Language is the capital that drives the economy of human communication. Each social or professional culture presides over its own unique lexicon. The observer will also note further subdivisions related to slang or specific specialty. Nurses and physicians often use abbreviated terms among ourselves. We do this for two reasons: 1: It saves time; 2: The other person knows what we are saying (as long as the speaker is not just making something up in order to sound cool, which happens from time to time). But I was reminded this week about how easy it is to fall into the...
  • Escape From the Nursing Home (Only Federal Government Can Afford NH Care)

    01/17/2007 4:15:23 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 28 replies · 1,466+ views
    New York Times ^ | 17 January 2007 | IRA ROSOFSKY
    ...Seventy-five thousand dollars is the average yearly cost of living in a nursing home, whether you pay out of pocket, whether you have long-term-care insurance, or whether you’re on welfare and your stay is paid for by Medicaid. (In 2005, Medicaid paid an estimated $54 billion of the $122 billion national expenditure on nursing homes.) Few elderly people or their families make a deliberate, considered decision to move to a nursing home. More often, institutionalization follows an accident or sudden illness. The broken hip is a typical trigger. First the patient goes to the hospital, and then to the nursing...