Nursing News

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9/28/2017
It's Time to Get Your Flu Shot Again

U.S. health officials say this season could be a tough one

9/18/2017
9/18/2017
9/18/2017
9/4/2017
Antibacterial Scrubs for Nurses No Match for Germs

Study found the clothing as contaminated as traditional scrubs after 12-hour shifts

8/17/2017
Nurses Learn How to Get Patients to Say 'Yes' to Blood Thinners

Online training aims to make sure those hospitalized get treatment to prevent dangerous blood clots

4/11/2017
Nurse! What's Taking So Long?

Study at a children's hospital evaluates response time to bedside alarms

3/23/2017
Fewer Patients Die During Hospital Inspection Weeks: Study

Slight differences in death rates were possibly due to increased vigilance by staff, researcher suggests

2/6/2017
For Elderly Needing Home Medical Care, Are Nurse Practitioners the Answer?

Restrictions in some U.S. states are an obstacle, researcher says

10/27/2016
Nurses' 'Scrubs' Pick Up Bad Hospital Germs

Superbug MRSA, other disease-causing bacteria detected on uniforms in ICU

9/30/2016
More Health Care Workers Need Flu Shots: CDC

Vaccination protects both workers and patients, doctor says

5/23/2016
At Least 1 Full-Time Nurse Per School, Pediatric Group Recommends

Children's health needs are increasingly complex, requiring more time and expert care

3/21/2016
FDA Proposes Ban on Powdered Medical Gloves

Side effects include airway and wound inflammation, agency says

2/8/2016
Many in Hospice Don't Get Medical Visit in Last 2 Days of Life: Study

Findings led to an increase in Medicare payments to improve care, researchers say

10/12/2015
Doctors, Nurse Practitioners Offer Comparable Outpatient Heart Care: Study

While few differences were found, compliance with guidelines is poor overall

9/11/2015
Long Nursing Shifts Linked to Job Dissatisfaction

Greater burnout could lead to mistakes, poor care, researchers caution

9/8/2015
New Guidelines Call for Kids, Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots

Pediatric group pushes seasonal vaccine as essential for these groups

7/27/2015
New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study

Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding

7/16/2015
Health Care Workers Harbor Biases About Sexual Orientation: Study

Findings show need for sensitivity training, expert suggests

6/8/2015
Millions More Long-Term Care Workers Needed by 2030: Study

Biggest need is in home and personal care aides, expert says

5/1/2015
Routine Heart Care Similar From Nurse Practitioners, Doctors: Study

No differences seen in basic measurements for those with chronic cardiac disease

4/2/2015
Belief That Moon Influences Hospital Admissions Is Lunacy, Researcher Says

Investigator refutes prior findings about surge in patients

3/24/2015
In Nursing, Men Still Paid More Than Women: Study

Female RNs shortchanged more than $5,000 a year, researchers say

11/12/2014
Hospital Workers Wash Hands Less at End of Shift, Study Finds

New research suggests mental fatigue may be responsible for lapse in hygiene

10/30/2014
World Bank Pledges $100M More to Fight West Africa's Ebola Outbreak

It's hoped the added money will encourage additional foreign health care workers to get involved

9/17/2014
PTSD Link to Food Addiction Seen in Report

Study finds women with worst PTSD more likely to be addicted to food, but it's not clear if one causes the other

8/15/2014
Natural Lighting Brightens Nurses' Outlook, Study Says

Patient safety, satisfaction may improve as a result

7/17/2014
Delayed Retirements May Forestall Predicted Nursing Shortage

Economy, rewarding work have motivated baby boomer nurses to stay on the job, research suggests

5/1/2014
Home Visits May Help Heart Bypass Patients Fare Better

Pilot program found fewer hospital readmissions, lower death rate compared to standard care

4/18/2014
Nurses' Experience Key to Better Patient Care, Study Says

Efficient teamwork reduces hospital stays

4/8/2014
Health Care Workers Wash Hands More When Patients Watching

Canadian study enlisted patients to monitor hospital staff

3/27/2014
Stroke Survivors Deserve Team Care: Statement

Experts call for palliative care to improve patients' quality of life

3/26/2014
Doctors Really Do Raise Your Blood Pressure

Study indicates that long-suspected 'white coat effect' is real

3/11/2014
U.S. Could Face Shortage of Cancer Doctors

Gap projected to reach nearly 1,500 specialists in a decade, American Society of Clinical Oncology cautions

2/28/2014
Hand Hygiene Lacking in Many U.S. Health Care Facilities: Study

Missing hand sanitizer, gaps in staff training may jeopardize efforts to stem spread of infection, researchers say

2/26/2014
Nurse Caseloads, Education Tied to Surgery Outcomes

Each case added to workload linked to higher risk of patient death, researchers say

2/3/2014
Study Ties Home Births to Higher Infant Death Rates

Analysis of midwife-assisted deliveries suggests non-hospital setting, rather than practitioner type, is key factor

1/28/2014
Number of Nurses Who Smoke Is Down: Report

Researcher says trend is important because it sends clear message to patients about quitting

1/27/2014
Experts Uneasy About Deadly MERS Virus

Worldwide spread of the respiratory infection has not yet been seen but the potential remains, they say

10/8/2013
A Nurse Who Lends an Ear May Ease Anxiety in Moms of Preemies

Private talk sessions with a NICU nurse improved new mothers' depression, self-esteem

10/7/2013
ICU Gloves, Gowns Might Reduce MRSA Infection, Study Says

Review of health care workers showed drop in 'superbug' spread

9/23/2013
'Superbug' MRSA Infections Aren't Dropping in Children: CDC

While overall rates still low for kids, study finds infants and black children face higher risk

7/1/2013
Waking Hospital Patients to Check Vital Signs May Do More Harm Than Good

Study suggests nearly half might benefit more from undisturbed sleep

4/19/2013
Older Adults' Posture May Predict Future Disability

Spinal measurement was tied to whether seniors in study would need help with routine activities

4/10/2013
Physician-Assisted Suicide Program Rarely Used, Study Finds

Terminally ill patients in Washington state not rushing to get lethal prescriptions or use them

4/4/2013
'Sharps' Injuries Pose Serious Hazard for Surgeons, O.R. Staff

Needlesticks, other wounds put clinicians at risk for infectious diseases, emotional stress

4/3/2013
ER Workers Often Fail to Ask Suicidal Patients About Access to Guns

Study suggests health providers are missing opportunity to prevent future tragedies

3/26/2013
More Health Care Professionals Abusing Anesthesia Drug: Study

Those using propofol more likely to be women, depressed or have history of abuse, researchers say

3/22/2013
Steady Rise in Heart Valve Infections Noted in U.S.

Many develop in health care facilities, researcher says

3/18/2013
Nursing Shortage May Harm Infants in Intensive Care, Study Says

As understaffing increased, so did risk for infection, study found