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2012-09-20 16:25:59

Nurses can play a key role in feeding people and restoring their humanity in times of great crisis and this was very evident during their little-known involvement in the liberation of Bergen-Belsen at the end of World War Two. That is the key finding of a historical research paper published in the October issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing. "Much has been written about the role of the armed forces and medical teams during this distressing time in our history, but the contribution of...

2012-09-19 11:54:01

Analysis: Reducing emergency admissions: Are we on the right track? Patients who are regularly admitted to hospital as emergencies (known as 'frequent flyers') make up a large proportion of admissions, but focusing just on them won't solve the problem of rising admissions, say experts on bmj.com today. Martin Roland and Gary Abel from the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research argue that this is one of several misconceptions about emergency admissions that must be tackled if we...

2012-09-19 02:30:26

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new clinical resource from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) provides one-stop convenience for nurses, clinicians and other healthcare professionals seeking evidence-based knowledge and tools to help them improve patient outcomes. AACN PEARL: Implementing the ABCDE Bundle at the Bedside is an online collection of proven resources, supporting documentation and helpful implementation tools that simplifies the...

2012-09-12 23:04:51

Data capture made simple through intuitive interface and extensive user testing. Morrisville, NC (PRWEB) September 12, 2012 CareAnyware, the leading provider of web-based home care and hospice software, announced that their hospice customers will now have access to data capture to meet the requirements of the NQF #0209 Comfortable Dying Measure, put in place by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and slated to begin on October 1st 2012. These features build upon CareAnyware´s...

2012-08-30 10:24:50

VANCOUVER, Wash., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Prestige Care, Inc., a leader in exceptional senior living and skilled nursing care, today announced that it has joined with nationally recognized hospice provider Bristol Hospice, LLC, a subsidiary of Avalon Health Care Inc., to form Bristol Hospice and Homecare Northwest, LLC which will offer comprehensive home health and hospice care to Portland-area residents and their families. Together, Prestige and Bristol will offer an...

2012-08-29 23:01:08

“Dr. Kushlan has always been a strong advocate for her patients´ right to dignified and compassionate care in the face of serious illness.” Dr. Paula Kushlan, a longtime Bay Area oncologist, is slated to receive a special 35th Anniversary Physician Award from Pathways Home Health & Hospice at its signature fundraising event in October. The award recognizes physicians who significantly contribute to promoting the Pathways Mission: compassionate, family-centered care in a...

2012-08-29 10:23:15

DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) today announced the corporate sponsors for the ENA Annual Conference to be held in San Diego, from September 11-15, 2012. This year's Strategic Sponsors are Stryker and Vidacare; the Strategic Supporters are Blue Jay Consulting and Hill-Rom; the Annual Conference Sponsor is FreemanWhite ED Design Team; and the Annual Conference Supporters are Gebauer Company, Nurses Service Organization (NSO),...

2012-08-16 10:23:55

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Institute for Nursing and Health Care (CINHC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Judith G. Berg, RN, MS, FACHE to the position of Executive Director of CINHC. Berg, an officer and founding board member of CINHC, has provided leadership on a number of initiatives of the non-profit organization since it was founded in 2001. "CINHC's mission is to transform the capacity of nurses to meet the evolving needs of...

2012-08-06 14:20:50

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is released by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: WHO: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and Musikfest (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/DC25260LOGO ) WHAT: NHPCO is partnering with Musikfest as a sponsor for the Goo Goo Dolls during NHPCO's National Summer Tour to raise awareness of the benefits of hospice. Hospice assists patients with terminal illnesses and...

2012-08-06 06:24:22

New Measure Prohibits Hospitals from Forcing Nurses to Work Excessive Hours As an Alternative to Providing Safe Staffing Levels BOSTON, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United were at the State House today to witness Governor Deval Patrick's signing of a new health care cost containment law that includes a ban on the dangerous practice of utilizing mandatory overtime as an alternative to providing safe registered...