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Pollution link to irregular heartbeat and lung clotting

<b>Air pollution is linked to increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat and blood clots in the lung, research suggests.</b><p>The impact of air pollution on the risk of heart attack and stroke is less clear, say UK experts.<p>Analysis of data from England and Wales shows air pollution is particularly …

Improve Care With Evidence-Based Nursing Informatics

By Katie Wike, contributing writer<p><b>A recent webinar featuring White Plains Hospital explains how it implemented evidence-based interdisciplinary plans</b> …

Grayson High Grad Pursues Nursing Dream in Army

Jordan Westbrook is currently a nursing student at Mercer University and in the ROTC program at Georgia State University.<p><i>From the</i> <i>U.S. Army ROTC:</i><p>As a …

Midwives and nurses are as good as docs -- and sometimes better, WHO finds

Health news<p>Midwives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other non-doctors do as good a job as MDs in the care they deliver — and patients often like them better, a World Health Organization team reported on Thursday.<p>These non-physicians are especially effective in delivering babies, …

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Philadelphia School Nurse Shortage Causing 'Crisis,' Says Documentarian

When 12-year-old Laporshia Massey died this past October after not having the option of visiting a school nurse at her cash-strapped Philadelphia school, media outlets and education advocates were stunned. How could a school district, entrusted with keeping its students safe, fail to provide …

Taking the 'Care' out of Care Work? Men in Nursing

Nurses and doctors have different kinds of work, but there's a lot of overlap. Yet, we still culturally associate the "doctoring" with masculinity and the "nursing" with femininity. The distinction between "caring" and "curing" is a gendered one, and it is part of what maintains existing …

Student Nurses: Bedpans and Bandages – TV review

Ah, yet another virus-on-the-wall hospital doco. It's <b>Student Nurses: Bedpans and Bandages</b> (ITV) this time. Alistair has jacked in his job as a speedy carpet fitter and now he's learning how to fit catheters instead. "You won't save lives fitting carpets," he says nobly, then later admits it's about …

Cumming Resident Honored with Prestigious Nursing Award

As a registered nurse, Sarah Bashor has provided care within the inpatient unit of the Aflac Cancer Center for more than five years.<p>Sarah Bashor, a …

How Immigrant Doctors Became America’s Next Generation of Nurses

MIAMI — Isa­bel Bar­ra­das, 48, has been a doc­tor for 25 years. In her nat­ive Venezuela, she was an or­tho­ped­ic sur­geon and head of a hos­pit­al …

From a NICU Nurse, to a NICU Mom

I recently read a blog post from a NICU mom that gave insight into the NICU, and expressed appreciation to NICU nurses for all that we do. It was so touching. Everyone wants to feel appreciated. We all want to feel like the effort that we have put in has not gone unnoticed. After reading that post …

Nurse cutbacks 'linked to death rates', study finds

Nursing cutbacks are directly linked to higher patient death rates in hospitals, a major study has found.<p>Every extra patient added to a nurse's workload increases the risk of death within a month of surgery by 7%, according to data from 300 European hospitals in nine countries.<p>The situation is made …

Fla. bill addresses low nursing school test scores

Plummeting test scores among Florida nursing school graduates has prompted some legislators to propose a bill that would tighten the qualifications …