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Book Review Column

Book Review Column Bishop, April Book Review Column Shattered by Debra Puglisi Sharp with Marjorie Preston Atria Books, New York, NY From the very, beginning, you don’t want put this story down; and you don’t want to keep reading! On a beautiful April day in 1998 Debra Puglisi planted roses, spoke to her husband for […]

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HHS Launches National Home Health Quality Initiative

HHS Launches National Home Health Quality Initiative Broad Effort to Improve Quality Provided by Home Health Agencies Across the Country HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson released new data about the quality of care provided by home health agencies across the country as part of an expanding initiative to improve the quality of care given to […]

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AN EMERGING HEALTH DELIVERY SYSTEM

PARISH NURSING/HEALTH MINISTRY: AN EMERGING HEALTH DELIVERY SYSTEM Walker-Brown, Thelma Parish Nurses are registered nurses who promote the wholistic health of their congregations, and reclaim the healing ministry of the faith community. Nurses committing to serve as Parish Nurses are required to possess a strong foundation in their chosen faith; be a part of a […]

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Take Control of Your Holiday Stress

Take Control of Your Holiday Stress Do you get frazzled during the holidays? Is there just too much going on? Are you happy when it is over? If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider de-stressing your life during the holidays. Try some of the following suggestions for stress relief: 1. Determine up […]

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s John Dystel Nursing Fellowship in MS

National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s John Dystel Nursing Fellowship in MS The National MS Society is pleased to offer a six-month nursing fellowship designed to train a registered nurse in specialized multiple sclerosis nursing care. Working alongside an MS nurse specialist, the fellow will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to become a key contributor to […]

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Nurse Fatigue: The Human Factor

Nurse Fatigue: The Human Factor Tabone, Stephanie While not definitive, the newest research on fatigue and staff nurse error rates should send up a red flag for every practicing nurse. In the study by Ann E. Rogers, Wei-Ting Hwang, Linda Scott, Linda Aiken, and David Dinges, the completed field logs of 362 hospital staff nurses […]

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Making Their Case

Making Their Case Glynn, Frankie Hearing starts on surgery center Stating that 44 percent of patients in Cullman County go to other cities for outpatient surgery, Woodland Medical Center CEO John Heider told a judge Monday that a free-standing ambulatory surgery center is greatly needed here. Baby boomers are aging, their numbers projected to increase […]

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Patient Safety And Quality

Patient Safety And Quality Excessive nurse workload is a key factor affecting the safety of patients in intensive care units Every day, 55,000 patients are cared for in the 6,000 intensive care units (ICUs) in the United States. Heavy or excessive nursing workload is a key factor affecting ICU patient safety and quality of care. […]

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LATE BOTTLE-WEANING IS ASSOCIATED WITH AN INCREASED RISK OF OVERWEIGHT

LATE BOTTLE-WEANING IS ASSOCIATED WITH AN INCREASED RISK OF OVERWEIGHT The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends introducing the cup of babies at 6 months and complete bottle weaning at 15 months of age. Yet 20 percent of 2 year olds and 9 percent of 3 year olds still use a bottle, according to a recent […]

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Price of Professional Status RNs and LPNs Stand to Lose Overtime Pay

Price of Professional Status RNs and LPNs Stand to Lose Overtime Pay Some RNs and LPNs could lose their overtime pay if a Bush administration plan goes into effect as soon as the fall. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is attempting to modernize its 50-year-old regulations defining exemptions from the Fair Labor Standards Act […]